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Vectis Dinky toy auction fetches more than £165,000

French Dinky No.561 Citroen type H Van "Baroclem" Image copyright Vectis Auctions Ltd
Image caption Auctioneers said the Citroen type H Van was a "superb example" of a hard to find issue in this condition

A Dinky toy has sold for more than £6,000 at an auction on Teesside.

The French Dinky No.561 Citroen type H Van "Baroclem", which was in "near mint" condition, was expected to reach about £4,000 but fetched £6,240.

The van was one of 700 lots from the Malvern Collection of Dinky models which had been collected over 25 years.

Auctioneers at Vectis in Stockton-on-Tees, said it was a "fantastic sale" which fetched a total of £166,247.

The collection included many "rare and hard to find" variations, with several of the toys reaching about £2,000 each.

Image copyright Vectis Auctions Ltd
Image caption This Dinky No.905 Foden (2nd type) Chain Wagon sold for £3,600

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