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The Crescent Toy Company was another highly regarded maker of British diecast models was also located near Charbens and Taylor & Barrett toy makers near North London, England. They made high quality model soldiers, Grand Prix racing cars, historical figures, model aircraft, warships and an excellent range of farm equipment vehicles.

They are noted to have made their series of 1950 race cars from the 1950s to 1960s.

Their illustrated boxes are similar to those used by Italian Mercury.

Most collector interest is focused on their line of model sports cars and Grand Prix racing cars. Models from the late 1950s such as this Cooper-Bristol 2 Litre race car retailed for around $150 in the early 2000s if complete and in their original distinctive boxes.

They also marketed early diecast items made by Die Casting Machine Tools Limited (DCMT), which later became Lone Star.



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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
https://www.hobbydb.com/marketplaces/hobbydb/subjects/crescent-toys-brand
 
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