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Simple And Innocent [Mar. 7th, 2018|11:32 am]
Tony Grist




Two more items from the collection....

I checked on eBay and elsewhere- and these vintage Models of Yesteryear are worth very little. Which is fine because I have no intention of selling. They are however doubly ancient- being 50 year old representations of vehicles that were 50 years old at the time of manufacture. So- nostalgia squared!

Not that I'm much of a one for nostalgia. Just the other day the Mail published a set of colourised images of what their copywriter called "simple, innocent times". They showed- among other things- a landscape of the Great War, slum kids. a bunch of Etonians in top hats yawping at a little old flower seller and a socialite who was famous for her blow-jobs. Simple and innocent, my foot!

I did think of calling this post Transport of Delight- in homage to Flanders and Swann- but the vehicle they sang about- the big six-wheeler, scarlet painted, London Transport, diesel engine, 97 horsepower omnibus- was of another, later era.

Hold very tight, please- ting-ting.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-03-07 03:57 pm (UTC)
These are lovely miniatures and I don't think they may have been readily available in the US...the Lipton carriage is wonderful. I seem to recall having a good number of Matchbox vintage cars but US made (like Fords) (which my dad chose for me, of course).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-03-07 04:19 pm (UTC)
These were made by Lesney- a British company which originally operated out of a converted pub in North London.

Lesney is now owned by Mattel
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2018-03-07 05:54 pm (UTC)
If tickets cost a pound apiece. Imagine that.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-03-07 05:59 pm (UTC)
Unthinkable....
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2018-03-07 07:55 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll???
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-03-08 08:57 am (UTC)
That's the one.
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