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C004974 U.S. LOCKHEED P-80 SHOOTING STAR, DINKY TOY.
BACKGROUND:The Frank Hornby Firm, that was best known for their electric trains, began to make scale models named Modeled Miniatures, as accessories for their train platforms. These models were made in 1:43 scale to match the scale of their train sets. In 1934 the name was changed to Dinky Toys and they were made both in England and in France. Production was halted during WW2 and the first post war Dinky Toy produced was a Jeep. In 1954 the British change their numbering from a two digit plus letter code to a three digit code with the 600 series dedicated to military vehicles. Early post war Dinky Toys had metal hubs with smooth rubber tires, in the mid 50's treaded tires were introduced and by 1972 plastic tires were being used.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: An approximately 55mm x 60mm, painted, cast alloy, model fighter jet. The bottom of the model has the embossed text, "Shooting Star". Makers marked, "Dinky Toys Meccano Ltd. Made in England".
GRADE *** 1/2 PRICE $19.00
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