Welcome to Dinnages, a Brighton, Hove & Sussex family run, hobby based business, commenced in 1989, through postal sales, ten years retailing, and progression to online sales, providing its customers with items such as photographs, postcards, books, models, display cabinets, transport DVD films and whatever emphemeria comes our way. Since the intoduction of our free to operate 'shopping cart' system created in 2007, The Dinnages site now has two ways to purchase any of our transport related items, many of which are exclusive to us as publishers or distributors. This is through the former shopping pages as listed below and as items are migrated along with new releases and especially photographs for the first time, through our secure online shop. Many 'shopping cart' systems cost a monthly fee or hundreds of pounds to purchase outright, therefore we can hopefully pass on our lower operating costs to our customers. This online shop was created during mid 2007 in order to bring all items under one easy to find area. The process of adding new items to the shop is a very time consuming business, however less 'technical' than the former pages, now that the new 'cart' system has been configured. Those of you who were eagerly awaiting our photograph thumbnails instead of just the detailed listings will in time be able to select a desired operating company & locate all the views across all sections of our Picture Library, being the primary reason to change to a 'cart' system to sell more of the photograph library online & postal. Previous attempts at 'approval' sales have been fraught with problems of missing packages and either no payment or selections returned.
Please take time to browse both sections of our site then if you have any queries, please use the Contact Us form.
Looking towards our other outlets, Dinnages as we are, have always sold our transport & other collectables, at stalls and specialist markets, in the main being commercial vehicles, buses, trams, or railways. Between the latter end of 1990 and until the turn of the century, what started off as 'Dinnages Diecast, (that was the good lady Wifes idea), being initially traders of just diecast model cars and commercial vehicles, we soon purchased collections that came through the shop doors of books, Videos and photographs on a frequent basis.
This led to becoming 'Dinnages of Brighton' until we commenced publishing our own postcards (1998) and photographs from our historic Picture Library beginings around 1993-94, hence we use our current full trading name relating to our longer term aim as a publisher. The postal Photo Newsletter with its monthly offerings started in April 2009 promoting the 'Dinnages Picture Library'
With details on our other places around the internet provided below, we can easily be found on most search engines using just our short trading name, Dinnages, although to avoid looking past unrelated links about Ford cars and such like also based in Sussex, we suggest using another keyword more related to commercial transport or public services such as Southdown or just Brighton. We have no connection with this well known dealership of Sussex, although we may have distant family links with the former owners that actually were 'Dinnage', as the original toy shop & bike shop was a Jim Dinnage! Obviously these days they just use the trading name for car sales, therefore us as a family team of Dinnages have no conflict selling nothing similar to offer but maybe in miniature.