My dad used to buy me a Dinky military every two weeks, i had a large collection, over 100 vehicles but he made me keep all the boxes as well, i had them for yrs, into my 20s, but eventually let them all go to nephews and cousins, they would all be worth a small fortune by now, I also had a Coronation Royal coach and horses, but that went as well, i heard that that set alone was worth at least 3-4 grand now, how true that is is anyones guess, but I do have 27 Lesney vehicles all in there original boxes, they came direct from the manufactures without going to the shops, a gift to a worker there, and passed down to me