Dinky 272-G-1 ANWB Patrol Motorcycle and Sidecar

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This model is the Dinky 272-G-1 ANWB Patrol Motorcycle and Sidecar in yellow, tan and black. This item was issued for the Dutch market only.

The model is a two-piece metal casting with the motorcycle body molded with representations of the engine, headlight, front and rear mudguards, frame, and petrol tank in black, and handlebars, petrol tank top, and rider in tan. The sidecar casting is molded with the service box (complete with ANWB decal) in yellow, and rear mudguard in black.

There is no baseplate but the underside of the sidecar carries the legend "Meccano, Dinky Toys, Made in England" on 3 lines.

The three wheels are all solid black rubber, mounted on domed axles.

This item is recorded as being issued between 1959 and 1962 in several references however, "The Great Book of Dinky Toys" by  Mike and Sue Richardson [ISBN 1 872727 83 2] notes (and updates their earlier work) the item was issued on the Dutch market only, circa 1955 only.

Item: 3381