Dinky 491 NCB Dairy Van. Issued 1954-60.
This model was first issued in 1949 in a trade box of six, under reference 30V and was renumbered in 1954 to 490 when it received its own individual box. Two dairy vans were issued with either ‘Express’ or ‘NCB’ dairies and came in either Red and cream or Grey and blue liveries. There is also some colour shade variations and an early rare issue in grey with maroon bed.
This example is in lighter grey with a blue deck and matching wheels and has ‘NCB’ in blue across the front. All bases showed the early casting with 30V in base and it was finished with black smooth tyres.
Condition. Very, Near Mint.
This is a lovely bright example with a day one lustre. There are a couple of small nicks on the right side wheel arches only. Perfect transfers and a super example. Tyres, wheels and base like new.
Box. Excellent Plus.
This is a very nice early non picture box with pencil pricing at one end. Complete with all flaps and no repairs. One main end flap has the early start of a main seam wearing.
A wonderful milk float and a superb display piece.