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South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby Bako » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:12 pm

An eBay listing ended recently for a boxed South African Dinky 194 and fetched a four figure sum in Canadian $. From the pictures below I am quite surprised how rough the casting and poor the paint finish is. Also looking at the pictures of the underside it appears to show under the front wheel arches the British bronze colour finish, although this could be just the light in the photo.

I have never seen detailed pictures of a South African model previously and wondered if they are all finished to this standard and were Liverpool shells over painted to produce them? The colour seems to match the picture of the one in the model collector magazine I have, last picture although the tonneau cover does not.



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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:31 pm

It is a genuine S.A. issue.

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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby Fox » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:35 pm

I've got two of this sage green.
The underside of the body isn't painted. And yes the paint coat isn't as fine as the english version.

I can't see the rear rivets in your pictures. Do you have the ebay number to allow me to tell you what I think ?
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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:45 pm

Here is the baseplate in full.

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There is Cream paint inside the body above the back axle area. The base rivets look like typical mid -60's finish.

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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby Fox » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 pm

Can't see it entirely with my internet device.

By the way, I saw this one who seems to be an original one with sadely reriveted baseplate... :?:
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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby Bako » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:57 pm

As the view is that this is genuine, I've added the eBay listing ling below:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dinky-Toys-S ... 2765047086?

What am I doing wrong with the postimages, do I need to resize the photos down first or am I using the wrong link?

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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby Bako » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:01 pm

Fox, would be interesting to see a picture of one of your sage green versions?
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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby motorman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:07 pm

Bako wrote:An eBay listing ended recently for a boxed South African Dinky 194 and fetched a four figure sum in Canadian $. From the pictures below I am quite surprised how rough the casting and poor the paint finish is. Also looking at the pictures of the underside it appears to show under the front wheel arches the British bronze colour finish, although this could be just the light in the photo.

I have never seen detailed pictures of a South African model previously and wondered if they are all finished to this standard and were Liverpool shells over painted to produce them? The colour seems to match the picture of the one in the model collector magazine I have, last picture although the tonneau cover does not.



That really is a rough looking casting.
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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:11 pm

The biggest minus against the model is the box, this is a UK box, but better the wrong box than no box at all to help protect it.

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Re: South African Dinky 194 Bentley

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:14 pm

Bako wrote:What am I doing wrong with the postimages, do I need to resize the photos down first or am I using the wrong link?

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The pictures you show are a little large for 'postimage' default setting. You can either reduce the size first on the computer before using 'postimage' or use the resizing function on 'postimage' itself, but this may then resize all your pictures when you don't need to, so on the computer is best option.

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