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Paul Trieu says
I have an unrestored 283 BOAC coach and I wanted to know the prices before and fatter restoration with and without the box (original or replica).
Could you also let me know of it is using 15mm black treaded tyres on the original post 1950 models?
I have a few more old Dinkies and wanted to know how to sell them at a far price and would appreciate your knowledge.
Thank you for your information and early reply.
Restoration tends to be a personal taste issue and may not actually add any value to the model. Original boxes are always preferred by collectors but given that they are less common than the models, reproduction boxes are nice for display or storage of models.
Valuations for sale or insurance purposes are two different values. For selling we need to look at the current market and mark down to the lowest estimate, i.e. a conservative price, whereas for insurance purposes we need to look at what the likelihood is of trying to find a replacement item and what that would cost if it were for sale.
Most of the Dinky range post war is readily available and without seeing your actual model it is somewhere from AU$10 to AU$100 depending on condition and probably around $50 as a restored model.
Hope this helps.
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