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Corgi Toys

Corgi Toys originally set out to compete in the die-cast toy vehicle market that was dominated by Dinky Toys, Meccano, and a host of other companies around the world. Production began in 1956 and continues today under different ownership. The company saw huge success through television-series model cars including the Batmobile, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and most of all, the Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond.

The design team at Corgi created cars with steerable front wheels, opening hoods and doors, and decorative jeweled tail and headlights. Several rare examples of Corgi cars were produced with rear-view mirrors and folding seats. One even had a corgi dog sitting in the rear window.

Mettoy, the controlling entity of Corgi, produced small-scale toys marketed under the Husky Toys name. The line was introduced in 1964 and was meant to compete directly with Matchbox. Corgi stayed competitive and produced stunning automotive miniatures far into the ‘80s. The company has changed hands several times and was wholly owned by Mattel at one time. Today, the brand is known as Corgi Classics and is owned by Hornby, a British model railroad brand.


Quick Facts

  • The Corgi Toys name was chosen by Philip Ullman, inspired by the Welsh corgi breed of dog. The iconic corgi dog logo differentiated Corgi Toys from other toy companies on the market
  • Corgi is best known by collectors today for producing the best-selling toy car in history: the Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond in the movie “Goldfinger”
  • Collection of Corgi toys has flourished online, allowing collectors to find rare examples from the company’s nearly 85-year history

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A Corgi, England Diecast the Green Hornet's Black Beauty
Nov 29, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Corgi, England Diecast the Green Hornet's Black Beauty
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD60- AUD80
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LOT OF 2 ERTL AND CORGI GOODYEAR ADVERTISING SCALE MODEL REPLICAS
Dec 05, 4:00 PM EST
LOT OF 2 ERTL AND CORGI GOODYEAR ADVERTISING SCALE MODEL REPLICAS
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
CORGI TOYS, THE BATMOBILE
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI TOYS, THE BATMOBILE
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£601 Bid
CORGI TOYS, SPECIAL AGENT 007, JAMES BOND'S ASTON MARTIN D.B.5
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI TOYS, SPECIAL AGENT 007, JAMES BOND'S ASTON MARTIN D.B.5
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £60- £80
£501 Bid
GRP inc Large quantity of Corgi die cast James
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
GRP inc Large quantity of Corgi die cast James
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £70- £90
£400 Bids
Corgi Originals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car 25th Anniversary
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Corgi Originals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car 25th Anniversary
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £225- £275
£2250 Bids
Corgi James Bond 007 Collection-Die Cast Classics
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Corgi James Bond 007 Collection-Die Cast Classics
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £150- £0
£1500 Bids
Corgi 39902 Ford Thunderbird Warhol /Marilyn Monroe Edition
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Corgi 39902 Ford Thunderbird Warhol /Marilyn Monroe Edition
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £100- £125
£1000 Bids
Corgi Toys, Chipperfield Circus, 3 pieces, consisting of Crane Truck (1121) in original packaging, A
Dec 03, 1:00 PM CET
Corgi Toys, Chipperfield Circus, 3 pieces, consisting of Crane Truck (1121) in original packaging, A
by Auktionshaus am See
Est: €0- €0
€1200 Bids
Corgi "James Bond" Icon Figure Stand
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
Corgi "James Bond" Icon Figure Stand
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £120
£450 Bids
GRP inc Corgi James Bond 007 Die-cast cars
Dec 08, 10:00 AM GMT
GRP inc Corgi James Bond 007 Die-cast cars
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £60- £80
£350 Bids
GRP inc Corgi James Bond 007 Die-cast cars
Dec 08, 10:00 AM GMT
GRP inc Corgi James Bond 007 Die-cast cars
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £30- £50
£150 Bids
Corgi Gift Set 13 Renault R16 Tour De France Unit
Dec 14, 10:00 AM EST
Corgi Gift Set 13 Renault R16 Tour De France Unit
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
LOT OF 6 VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SCALE MODELS INC. CORGI, MATCHBOX
Dec 05, 4:00 PM EST
LOT OF 6 VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SCALE MODELS INC. CORGI, MATCHBOX
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Corgi Collection Of Four Diecast 007 Cars, Aston DB5 Ect
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Corgi Collection Of Four Diecast 007 Cars, Aston DB5 Ect
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £40- £50
£400 Bids
1970s Corgi Batcycle with Batman
Dec 04, 6:30 PM CST
1970s Corgi Batcycle with Batman
by Auctions By Moldenhauer
Est: $250- $500
$100 Bids
CORGI TOYS, SPECIAL AGENT 007, JAMES BOND TOYOTA 2000GT
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI TOYS, SPECIAL AGENT 007, JAMES BOND TOYOTA 2000GT
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£600 Bids
1960s-70s NPP Corgi Junior Batman Helicopter
Dec 04, 6:30 PM CST
1960s-70s NPP Corgi Junior Batman Helicopter
by Auctions By Moldenhauer
Est: $250- $500
$100 Bids
CORGI TOYS; A COLLECTION OF CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI TOYS; A COLLECTION OF CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £80- £120
£600 Bids
CORGI TOYS; A COLLECTION OF RACING RELATED CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI TOYS; A COLLECTION OF RACING RELATED CARS AND OTHER VEHICLES
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £100- £200
£800 Bids
CORGI: A SUPERMAN VEHICLE 'CITY OF METROPOLIS' POLICE CAR
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI: A SUPERMAN VEHICLE 'CITY OF METROPOLIS' POLICE CAR
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £80- £100
£600 Bids
CORGI TOYS; A COLLECTION OF UNBOXED VEHICLES
Nov 29, 10:00 AM GMT
CORGI TOYS; A COLLECTION OF UNBOXED VEHICLES
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £100- £150
£800 Bids

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