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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Corgi Classics Diamond T Motor Corporation In Box
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Corgi Classics Diamond T Motor Corporation In Box
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$306 Bids
CORGI BRITISH QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLDEN JUBILEE
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
CORGI BRITISH QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLDEN JUBILEE
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $50- $100
$202 Bids
14 Corgi 1:50 Scale Vehicles
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
14 Corgi 1:50 Scale Vehicles
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $80- $160
$401 Bid
GRP inc Corgi 272 James Bond 007 Citroen 2CV
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi 272 James Bond 007 Citroen 2CV
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £30- £40
£151 Bid
Corgi James Bond Icon Collectible Figures
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Corgi James Bond Icon Collectible Figures
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £60- £90
£350 Bids
Corgi The Wizard of Oz Icon Collectible Figures
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Corgi The Wizard of Oz Icon Collectible Figures
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £60- £90
£350 Bids
Corgi 859 The Magic Roundabout, Mr McHenry's
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Corgi 859 The Magic Roundabout, Mr McHenry's
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
GRP inc Batman collectables x nine Corgi
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Batman collectables x nine Corgi
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £50- £70
£300 Bids
GRP inc Corgi Icons Manchester United Metal
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi Icons Manchester United Metal
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £50- £70
£300 Bids
GRP inc Corgi Icons James Bond 007 figures
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi Icons James Bond 007 figures
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £30- £50
£150 Bids
GRP inc Corgi Die-cast vintage Batmobile
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi Die-cast vintage Batmobile
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £30- £40
£150 Bids
GRP inc Corgi TV & Film Related Die-cast models
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi TV & Film Related Die-cast models
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £70- £90
£400 Bids
GRP inc Corgi TV & Film Related Die-cast models
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi TV & Film Related Die-cast models
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £70- £90
£400 Bids
GRP inc Corgi TV & Film Related Die-cast models
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi TV & Film Related Die-cast models
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £60- £80
£350 Bids
Corgi Classics Metroline Double Decker Bus
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Corgi Classics Metroline Double Decker Bus
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £30- £40
£150 Bids
GRP inc Corgi Classics 65101 James Bond 007
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Corgi Classics 65101 James Bond 007
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £30- £40
£150 Bids
Lot of 2 Batman Vehicles
Nov 04, 11:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 Batman Vehicles
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $50- $100
$100 Bids
A quantity of boxed Corgi toys,
Oct 26, 10:00 AM BST
A quantity of boxed Corgi toys,
by Sworders
Est: £50- £70
£400 Bids
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Arthur Wardle, RI (British, 1864-1949) A Welsh Corgi
Nov 10, 1:00 PM GMT
Arthur Wardle, RI (British, 1864-1949) A Welsh Corgi
by Bonhams
Est: £800- £1,200
£8000 Bids

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