THIS mysterious liveried Austin A40 Dinky van made for the Spanish company Omnisport sold for £6400 on the phone to a British collector at Wallis & Wallis in Lewes, East Sussex on June 8.
According to the 9th edition of John Ramsay's catalogue of Dinky
toys, published in 2001, this particular van was never made. He
states: "1954 Factory drawing exists but not issued."
Bidding on the van was solely from private collectors, and
Wallis & Wallis specialist Glenn Butler was pleased with the
outcome - before the sale he had been unsure of how bidders would
react to such an anomaly and put a rough guide of £2000-4000 on the
The buyers premium was 17.62 per cent.