Wayne School Bus - a question.
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Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #1

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<p>I'm eying a Wayne School Bus for sale. It looks genuine to me but there is no signage on the rear - ie. "SCHOOL BUS, unlawful to pass when loading" etc.</p>
<p>Interested in what other collectors might have to say about that.</p>
Last Edit: 5 months, 1 week ago by peekay.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #2

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Hello peekay, welcome! do you have a photo or a link to the Wayne Schoolbus?

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #3

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Hallo RoutemasterNL, thanks for your interest. Here's a link to Ebay:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DINKY-SUPERTOYS-949-W...NAL-BOX/154406024358

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #4

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Thanks. It looks original to me. Of course, the lack of the rear decals could be a factory error.
To be sure it is not a repaint, you could ask for a photo of the base.
This is how it should look like.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #5

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Thanks Routemaster!
I have written to the seller asking for a photo of the base. I think you may not have shown the photo you intended to? But never mind, there are other photos of the base elsewhere on the net with which I can compare.
Thanks so much for your help!

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #6

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No, this photo of the rear was meant to be shown here.
I compared the Ebay photo of the rear with a random high quality photo found on the net of the rear. So I could see if it was a repaint comparing the red bumpers

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #7

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OK, I get it now - thought you intended to show the base. Thanks very much for that.
Meanwhile the seller sent me photos of the base which compares well to others on the net and has quite clearly never been removed.
I remember clearly buying one of these in 1962 when I was 12. It was 21 New Zealand shillings, the most expensive Dinky I ever bought.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #8

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I checked the Dinky Toys Encyclopedia and this must be a factory error with no rear decal. Therefore the price in my view.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #9

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<p>Nobleco wrote:
I checked the Dinky Toys Encyclopedia and this must be a factory error with no rear decal. Therefore the price in my view.
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<p>Too high?</p>

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #10

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Yes, I agree, way to high. Mint in mint box Dr. Edward Force put the value from $300 to $375 US Dollars and that was back in 2006. How prices compare these days I have no idea but it does seem awful expensive. then you have shipping too.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #11

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It's the nicest one under £345 (US$470) and there's one for £495 (US$ 670+) too!
I wonder if the decal issue would make it a hard sell down the line. Of course you could apply after market decals but then, ironically, it wouldn't be original.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #12

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BTW Meanwhile I bought this one (the one in the foreground) for a LOT less. The livery is for the Swiss Post Bus. I don't have it yet, the photo is from the seller's ad.

<a href='public.fotki.com/peekay26/ptt-bus-dinky/ptt-bus.html'><img src='media.fotki.com/2v2a9RMEixAgWB5.jpg' style='border: 1px solid black;'></a><br><a href='www.fotki.com' style='font-size:12px; font-family:Verdana; text-decoration:none;'>Hosted on Fotki</a>

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #13

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So it seems I no longer know how to show a photo from Fotki.

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #14

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Maybe this time:

Re: Wayne School Bus - a question. 5 months, 1 week ago #15

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Looks in good condition.
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