A pensioner is celebrating today after selling his collection of over 800 Dinky toy cars for £75K

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Pictured: His coveted examples include an 'emergency services' set, made up of toy ambulances, fire trucks and police cars with little figurines <br />
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A pensioner is celebrating today after selling his collection of over 800 Dinky toy cars for £75,000 - as his grandchildren did not want them.<br />
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Harrie van de Bosch could not afford the miniature cars when he was growing up in the austere post-World War Two years. He began collecting in the 1980s when he bought Corgi and Matchbox toys for his young son.<br />
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But his 'passion' was for Dinky toys so he travelled to toy fairs and flea markets across Europe looking for rare British and French models.