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Rare Corgi Toys & Models

Condition Grading
Throughout the site all models are given a condition grading. The first letter applies to the model and the second to the box or packaging.
  • A+ = Mint
  • As new Condition
  • A = Excellent
  • Only the slightest faults
  • B = Very Good
  • Some signs of wear
  • C = Good
  • With obvious wear
  • D = Fair
  • Possibly parts missing
  • E = Poor
  • Restoration project only
  • NB = Loose
  • No box or packaging
Corgi Toys (trademark) is the name of a range of die-cast toy vehicles produced by Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The Mettoy (Metal Toy) company was founded in 1933 by German émigré Philip Ullmann in Northampton, England, where he was later joined by South African-born German Arthur Katz, who had previously worked for Ullmann at his toy company Tipp and Co of Nuremberg. They decided to market a range of toy vehicles as competition to Meccano's Dinky Toys model vehicles, which had dominated the British market for many years. Corgi Toys were introduced in the UK in July 1956 and were manufactured in Swansea, Wales, for 27 years before the company went into liquidation. A management buy-out re-formed the company as Corgi Toys Limited in March 1984. In 1989, the management sold the Corgi brand to Mattel and the factory was retained under the name of Microlink Industries Ltd. In 1995, Corgi regained its independence as a new company, Corgi Classics Limited, and moved to new premises in Leicester. [Wikipedia]

Buying Rare Corgi

Buying rare toys can be a great investment as they tend to hold their values well, are much easier to sell at a later date and take far less space to store or display.

A single high value item is easier to sell than multiple cheaper items adding up to the same value. This is mainly due to the reduced labour costs.
However the most important considerations before buying rare Corgi toys are firstly originality and then the price.
Always buy from a seller you trust or at least make sure you have a full no quibble money back gaurantee so if for any reason you are not happy you can return the item.
It always pays to check the market thoroughly before commiting to a purchase as it is easy to get carried away and pay too much.
You can check the market for more Corgi toys here.
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