“The simplest toy - one which even the youngest child can operate is called a grandparent”.
I started serious collection in the early nineties when scale models such as Bburago & Maisto models (to be precise) were being made available in India. But the seeds of this hobby were sown fifty-eight years earlier, 1961 to be precise.
I was just four at that point in time! My late father had returned from the Liberation of Goa campaign (Goa was then a Portuguese colony) and brought me and my late elder brother Rajiv some Dinky/Lesney (Matchbox) toys from Panjim. These included a Humber, Nash Rambler from DINKY and a Lesney 1 ton Trojan van in Brooke Bond Tea livery.