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Models of Yesteryear must be one of the most underrated areas of die-cast collecting. So many of these cars are valued in Ramsay at less than a fiver in a mint and boxed state. I have picked up some incredible bargains at toy auctions where first class items in good boxes which are over 40 years old average just over a pound each. This is a good time to start a collection of MOY models if you are collecting on a budget. There are also lots of amazing code 3 models to find, some of which I have added here.

I guess at the time they were new they were very widely bought by collectors rather than being given to children as toys and the attrition through play which affects most other die-casts just did not happen to the same extent. Hence mint in box items are very easy to find.

However the serendipity that goes with die-cast collecting is just as prevalent here. I found a Simplex in a mixed lot of playworn cars off eBay that I've never seen listed anywhere, the odd item in a collectors lot at an auction turns out to be an overlooked rarity and there is the simple joy of learning as you find out more about these interesting old cars from the dawn of motoring.

Y-1

1925 Allchin Traction Engine - Y-1/1

Allchin Traction Engine 1925

Ford Model T 1911

Jaguar SS100 1938 - Y-1

ss100 Jaguar 1936

    Y-1
Y-2

1911 B-Type Bus - Y-2

1911 'B' Type London Bus

Renault 1911

Vauxhall Prince Henry 1914 - Y-2

1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall

1930 Bentley 4 1/2 litre - Y-2/4

1930 4.5 Litre Bentley

  Y-2
Y-3

London E Class Tram 1907 Y-3

1907 London 'E' Class Tramcar

Benz Limousine 1910 - Y-3

1910 Benz Limousine

Riley MPH 1934 - Y-3

1934 Riley MPH

Ford Model T Tanker 1912 - Y-3

1912 Ford Model 'T' Tanker

  Y-3
Y-4

1928 Sentinel Steam Waggon - Y-4/1

1928 Sentinel Steam Waggon

1905 Shand Mason Horse-Drawn Fire Engine Y-4/2

1905 Shand Mason Horse Drawn Fire Engine

Opel Coupé 1909

Duesenberg Model J Town Car 1930 - Y-4

1930 Duesenberg Model 'J' Town Car

  Y-4
Y-5

1929 Le Mans Bentley - Y-5/1

1929 Le Mans Bentley

Bentley 4.5 Litre 1929 - Y-5

1929 4.5 Litre Bentley

Peugeot 1907 - Y-5

1907 Peugeot

Talbot Van 1926 - Y-5

1927 Talbot Van

Leyland Titan Bus 1929 - Y-5

1929 Leyland Titan Bus

Y-5
Y-6

1916 AEC Y Type lorry  - Y-6/1

1916 AEC 'Y' Type Lorry

Bugatti Type 35 1926 - Y-6

1926 Type 35 Bugatti

Cadillac 1913 - Y-6

1913 Cadillac

Rolls-Royce Fire Engine 1920 - Y-6

1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine

Mercedes-Benz Truck 1932 - Y-6

1932 Mercedes Benz 'L5' Lorry

Y-6
Y-7

1918 Leyland Van 4-ton - Y-7/1

1918 4 Ton Leyland Lorry

Mercer Raceabout 1913 - Y-7

1913 Mercer Raceabout Type 35J

Rolls-Royce 1912 - Y-7

1912 Rolls Royce

1930 Ford Model A Breakdown Truck - Y-7/4

1930 Ford Breakdown Truck

 

Y-7
Y8

1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose - Y-8/1

1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose

1914 Sunbeam Motorcycle & Sidecar Y-8/2

1914 Sunbeam Motorcycle with Milford Sidecar

Stutz 1914 - Y-8

Stutz 1914

MG TC 1945 - Y-8

1945 MG 'TC'

1917 Yorkshire Steam Wagon

1917 Yorkshire Steam Wagon

Y8
Y9

Fowler Showman's Engine 1924

Simplex Tourabout 1912 - Y-9

1912 Simplex

Models of Yesteryear Y-9/3

1920 3 Ton Leyland Lorry

1936 Leyland Cub Fire Engine FK-7 YS-9

1936 Leyland Cub Fire Engine FK-7

  Y9
Y-10

Grand-Prix' Mercedes 1908

Mercedes-Benz 36/220 1928 - Y10

1928 Mercedes Benz 36-220

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1906 - Y-10

1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

Maserati 250F Lightweight 1957 - Y-10

1957 Maserati 250F

1931 AEC Diddler Trolleybus Y-10/5

1931 Diddler Trolley Bus

Y-10
Y-11

1920 Aveling and Porter Steam Roller - Y-11/1

1920 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller

Packard Landaulet 1912 - Y-11

Packard Landaulet 1912

Lagonda Drophead Coupé 1938 - Y-11

1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe

1932 Bugatti Type 51 - Y-11/4

1932 Bugatti Type 51

1924 Bugatti Type 35 - Y-11/5

1924 Bugatti Type 35

Y-11
Y-12

1899 London Horse-Drawn Bus Y-12/2

1899 London Horse Drawn Bus

Thomas Flyabout 1909 - Y-12

Thomas Flyabout 1909

SFord Model T Van 1912 - Y-12

1912 Ford Model 'T' Van

1812 Stephensons Rocket Y-12/4

1829 Stephenson's Rocket

GMC van 1937 - Y-12

1937 GMC Van

Y-12
Y-13

American General Class Locomotive 1862 - Y-13

1862 American 'General' Class Locomotive

Daimler TypeA12 1911 - Y-13

1911 Daimler Type A12

1918 Crossley RAF Tender

1918 Crossley RAF Tender

Crossley Lorry 1918 - Y-13

1918 Crossley Lorry

 

Y-13
Y-14

Duke of Connaught Locomotive 1903 - Y-14/1

1903 'Duke of Connaught' Locomotive

Maxwell Roadster 1911 - Y-14

1911 Maxwell Roadster

Stutz Bearcat 1931 - Y-14

1931 Stutz Bearcat

1935 ERA R1B - Y-14/4

1935 E.R.A. 'R.1.B'

 

Y-14
Y-15

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1907 - Y-15

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1907

Packard Victoria 1930 - Y-15

1930 Packard Victoria

Preston Tramcar 1900 - Y-15

1920 Preston Tramcar

    Y-15
Y-16

1904 Spyker Tourer - Y-16

1904 Spyker

Mercedes-Benz SS 1928 - Y-16

1928 Mercedes Benz SS Coupe

1960 Ferrari Dino 246/V12 - Y-16/3

1960 Ferrari Dino 246/V12

1922 Scania Vabis Half Track Bus Y-16/4

1922 Scania Vabis Bus

1929 Scammell 100 Ton Low Loader - YS-16

1929 Scammell 100 Ton Low Loader

Y-16
Y-17

Hispano Suiza 1938 - Y-17

1938 Hispano Suiza

        Y-17
Y-18

Cord 812 Sedan 1937 - Y-18

1937 Cord 812 Sedan

Atkinson Steam Model D Wagon 1918 - Y-18

1918 Atkinson Model 'D' Steam Wagon

 

    Y-18
Y-19

Auburn Speedster 851 1936 - Y-19

1936 Auburn Speedster 851

1905 Fowler B6 Showmans Engine Y-19/2

1905 Fowler B6 Showman's Engine

Morris Cowley Van 1929- Y-19

1929 Morris Cowley Van

    Y-19

Y-20

Mercedes-Benz 540k 1937 - Y-20

1937 Mercedes Benz 540K

 

 

 

 

Y-20

 

Y-21

Ford Model A Woody Wagon 1930 - Y-21

1930 Ford Model 'A' Woody

Ford Model A Woody Wagon 1930 - Y-21

1930 Ford Model 'A' Tradesman Woody

1894 Aveling and Porter Steam Roller Y-21/2

1894 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller

BMW 507 1957 - Y-21

1957 BMW 507

Ford Model TT Van 1930 - Y-21

1926 Ford Model 'TT' Van

Y-21

Y-22

Ford Model A Van 1930 - Y-22

1930 Ford Model 'A' Van

 

 

 

 

Y-22

Y-23

AEC Omnibus 1922 - Y-23

1922 AEC Omnibus

 Mack Tanker 1930 - Y-23

1930 Mack Tanker

 

 

 

Y-23

Y-24

 Bugatti T44 1928 - Y-24

1928 Bugatti T44

        Y-24

 

Y-25

1910 Renault Type AG Van - Y-25

1910 Renault Type AG Van

Y-26

 Crossley Delivery truck with barrels 1918 - Y-26

918 Crossley Delivery Truck

Y-27

Foden Steam Wagon 1922 - Y-27

1922 Foden Steam Wagon

Y-28

Unic Taxi 1906 - Y-28

1906 Unic Taxi

Y-29

Walker Electric Van 1919 - Y-29

Walker Electric Van 1919

 
 

Y-30

Mack Truck AC 1920 - Y-30

1920 AC Mack Truck

Y-31

Morris Courier 1931 - Y-31

Morris Courier 1931

Y-32

1917 Yorkshire Steam Wagon - Y-32/1

1917 Yorkshire Steam Wagon Type WA

Y-33

1930 Mack AC Truck - Y-33/1

1930 Mack AC Truck

Y-34

1933 Cadillac 452 V16 - Y-34/1

1933 Cadillac 452 V16

 
 

Y-35

1930 Ford Model A Pick-up Truck - Y-35/1

1930 Ford Model 'A' Pick-Up Truck

Y-36

1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 - Y-36/1

1926 Rolls Royce Phantom 1

Y-37

1929 Garrett Steam Wagon - Y-37/1

1929 Garrett Steam Wagon

Y-38

1920 Rolls-Royce Armoured Car - Y-38/1

1920 Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

Y-39

1820 Passenger Coach & Horses - YS-39

1820 Passenger Coach & Horses

 
 

Y-40

1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 - Y-40/1

1931 Mercedes-Benz 770

Y-41

1932 Mercedes-Benz L5 Lorry - Y-41/1

1932 Mercedes-Benz L5 Lorry

Y-42

1939 Albion CX 27 10 ton Lorry - Y-42/1

1939 Albion CX 27 10 ton Lorry

Y-43

1905 Busch Self-propelled Fire Engine - Y-43/1

1905 Busch Self-propelled Fire Engine

Y-44

1910 Renault Bus - Y-44/1

1910 Renault Bus

 
  Y-45

1930 Bugatti Royale Napoleon

 

Y-46

1880 Horse Drawn Merryweather Steam Fire Engine - Y-46/1

1880 Horse Drawn Merryweather Fire Engine

Y-47

1929 Morris Cowley Van - Y-47/1

1929 Morris Cowley Van

     
   

Y-61

1933 Cadillac Fire Engine - Y-61/1

1933 Cadillac Fire Engine

Y-62

1932 Ford Model AA 1 1/2 Ton Truck - Y-62/1

1932 Ford Model AA 1 1/2 Ton Truck

Y-63

1939 Bedford KD Truck - Y-63/1

1939 Bedford KD Truck

Y-64

1938 Lincoln Zephyr - Y-64/1

1938 Lincoln Zephyr

 
 

Y-65

Austin 7 Collection, 3 Car Set - Y-65

Austin 7 Collection, 3 Car Set - YS-65

Y-66

Her Majesty's Gold State Coach - YY66

Her Majesty's Gold State Coach - YY66

   

Connoisseur Collection

Connoisseur Collection

 

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