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Bubble

@marty4650
Marty, we too had a Coronation Coach in 1952, but I'm not sure if it was Matchbox or not. I have 2 older brothers and they played with it more than me.
Have no idea what happened to it, we'd all be wealthy if we'd kept all our toys (and boxes) from childhood !! (✿´‿`)

marty4650

When I was around 5 years old, my aunt who lived in London would send me Matchbox cars and Britians toy soldiers. Those were the ones made of lead, that are no longer made that way after they discovered that lead was toxic.

One item she sent me was the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Coach from 1952. My mother was just like CJ45, and believed toys were made to be played with, so I played with it until I eventually destroyed it.

I just checked, and a Coronation Coach in good condition just sold for over $1,000 on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-DIECAST-MOKO-PRE-MATCHBOX-LESNEY-RARE-KING-AND-QUEEN-CORONATION-COACH/153287587868?hash=item23b0a6f81c:g:X1oAAOSwEVlcBFwN

CJ45

Oh , Brian my toy motors have been used from my sons to my grandson and what pleasure these manufacturers have given to our children in the past and present and yes I still have box loads of them, but not the original boxes as I always said toys are to be played with and as presents no child needed the cardboard box. I also have plastic solders loads of them again for my Grandson now in his 20th year LOL!!!
My very good mate from early days made lead solders from his molds and hand painted them and they are exquisite sadly he only had daughters and now passed away and they did not appreciated his skill as a hobby.

Bubble

Look forward to them, Brian, hope they'll be smaller size !! (✿´‿`)

Brian666

Hi folks, I collect obsolete diecast Corgi and Dinky and have a large collection of mint boxed models.
I collect mainly the film and tv related models but have lots of others.
I will post some more puzzles of them at a future date.
Have a fantastic weekend gang. Cheers Brian from Norfolk England.

CJ45

@Bubble
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laing_O%27Rourke

Bubble

Yes, guys my hubby said he collected Dinky toys - they seem to come up on the Antiques Rd Show quite a lot, and if you have the original box, Wowser, worth a lot more.

Clive, I never met Dorothy Laing, was not that high up in the hierarchy, but moved around a lot at H.O as secretary to various bods. They were a good company to work for, not sure if they're still there in Mill Hill.
xxx both (✿´‿`)

ulangariver

Bubble, many thanks for the tag, and marty4650 for the puzzle.
Yes, here in Sydney, Matchbox toys were the go, when I was a child, and I had quite a lot of them. And "Dinky" was the name of the company.
Oh so many years ago now. :-))) ♥♥♥

CJ45

Hi Bubble and Marty the firm I was trying to think of was "Dinky"
Whilst writing Bubble did you also meet Dorothy Laing.?
I have meet so many nice people from the construction industry and clients that we have worked for that I could write a book about them all.

Bubble

There you go Clive, we have yet something more in common (✿´‿`)

CJ45

Bubble, yes I sub contracted many times to Laings . Also had the pleasure to meet Dorothy Laing when we completed one of Laings Buildings again a long time ago.
@Bubble

CJ45

Thank you for the TAG Bubble and Marty for the puzzle.
I collected so many of these for my two sons and have lots left I used to buy two boxes every week for them. Grandson had lots of fun with them as well. The factory was at Hackney Marshes and employed many women at the time.
My toys where manly Corgi and another firm which escapes me at present. LOL!!!

Bubble

@ulangariver
@CJ45
Thought you dear friends might like to see this one - if you were Matchbox Boys (✿´‿`)

Bubble

I'm with Brian, - good to meet you Marty and my hubby will love this one, he collected Matchbox as well.
If you see the Laings truck in the middle and it refers to John Laing Construction, well I worked for them at H.O in Mill Hill London for a long time.
cheers (✿´‿`)

Brian666

Great puzzle, cheers from Norfolk England.

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