Ford Royal Mail Van (Triang Minic 3M)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Ford Royal Mail Van (Triang Minic 3M)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 65
1930s Layout, central section, front

A "Post Office Red" clockwork toy Ford Royal Mail delivery van made by Triang as part of the Minic Vehicles range, model 3M.

The van is all-red (including the front wheelarches) with white tyres and a Shell petrol can on the runningboard, a Royal Mail strip and crest along the side, and "TRI-ANG" and MINIC" on and below the back doors, with quarter-circle back windows.

1937: Ford Royal Mail Van 2822

Dating

Since the letters surrounding the crown are E R, for Edward VIII, who was only briefly king during 1936, this dates the piece ot 1936 or 1937 (the E R is just discernable in the image in a 1937 catalogue).