© Spalding model shows 2023
It’s the original and best – the Spalding Model Tractor Show is now in its 37th year having been first held in 1987. During that time it has become something of an institution – a meeting place for toy tractor collectors and dealers from across the world. But whatever your tractor-
The Spalding Show is still recognised as the largest gathering of its type for farm toy enthusiasts in Britain, regularly attracting traders and enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe. Expect to find a wide selection of obsolete toy tractors on offer, as well as the latest model releases from all the leading manufacturers.
Many model makers use the event as a platform to release new models. This offers a great advantage to the show visitors, who are able to purchase items not usually found at regular toy fairs, as well many of the older or unique models unobtainable elsewhere.
But toys and models are only part of the story because the event has grown in stature to also become an important resource for collectors of tractor literature – a growing trend of interest – with all the major UK dealers in attendance. In fact, the scope of the show extends to all areas of tractor collectables; browse the hundreds of stalls and you will be surprised what you may find among the ephemera on offer.
The model tractor world had grown enormously in recent years and this is reflected in the show with new areas of interest such as dioramas. Several will be on display and they can be entered into a competition offering cash prizes for the best dioramas exhibited. The event will feature a small display of full-
Enter into the competition for the best diorama or display and see the competition winners from the last show here
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