March Matchbox Magnificence
A preview of the Matchbox items to be sold on Thursday 30th March at Vectis 
 
The Northamptonshire Matchbox Superfast Collection 
 
There is a magnificence of Matchbox on offer at Vectis on Thursday the 30th March.  A single owner who has dedicated himself to sourcing and acquiring Matchbox Superfast cars, jeeps, hovercraft, aircraft, motorcycles, coaches and even a horsebox trailer.  
 
With over 500 lots of boxed examples in excellent to pristine condition this is a fantastic opportunity to fill holes or upgrade your own Matchbox Superfast archive. 

Lot 6488
Matchbox Superfast No.75a Ferrari Berlinetta - metallic green body with headlamp cowls, without silver grille, clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke narrow wheels, one rear wheel with tread pattern cast, the other three without - Near Mint (minor chrome loss to one front wheel) in Excellent "New" type G box with reference label to one striker side.
Estimate: £260 - £320 
 
  Lot 6121
Matchbox Superfast No.18a Field Car Twin Pack Issue - orange body with racing No.44 hood label, tan textured roof, rare white interior, matt black base, chrome 4-spoke wheels - Near Mint with tiny chip to drivers door handle in Mint type I box.
Estimate: £240 - £300 
Lot 6201
Matchbox Superfast No.30a Faun Crane Truck - red cab and chassis, orange jib with dark yellow plastic hook, 5-spoke narrow wheels with black axle clips - Excellent with some tiny paint chips in Good to Good Plus "New" type G box.
Estimate: £240 - £300 
 
  Lot 6131
Matchbox Superfast No.19b Road Dragster - rare metallic red body with vertical racing No.8 labels, bare metal base - Mint apart from usual minor factory assembly mark to engine air intake in Excellent Plus type I box.
Estimate: £150 - £200 
Lot 6159
Matchbox Superfast No.23a Volkswagen Camper Van - orange body (darker shade) with "Sailboat" labels, orange roof, clear windows, dark yellow interior, bare metal base, large diameter 5-spoke narrow wheels with tread pattern cast - Near Mint (minor marks to chrome on one front wheel) in Mint type G box without "New" to end flaps. Rare model with both dark yellow interior and wheels with tread pattern cast.
Estimate: £150 - £200 
 
  Lot 6214
Matchbox Superfast No.32a Leyland Tanker "National Association of Matchbox Collectors" - metallic purple cab and chassis, metallic silver tank, blue windows, chrome grille & base, 5-spoke narrow wheels with black front axle clip - Mint in Mint "New" type G box.
Estimate: £150 - £200 
Lot 6481
Matchbox Superfast No.74a Daimler Fleetline Bus "N.A.M.C./The Miniature Vehicle" - brick red body and base, white interior, 5-spoke narrow wheels with black axle clips - Mint in Mint "New" type G box, complete with original American mail carton franked "Westborough Massachusetts January 4th 1973" which is Good. Very hard to find complete with its original transit carton.
Estimate: £150 - £200 
 
  Lot 6215
Matchbox Superfast No.32a Leyland Tanker - metallic purple cab and chassis, metallic silver tank without labels, blue windows, chrome grille & base, 5-spoke narrow wheels with black front axle clip - Mint apart from a couple of minor factory assembly marks in Near Mint "New" type G box.
Estimate: £130 - £160 
Lot 6408
Matchbox Superfast No.62b Mercury Cougar Rat Rod Dragster - dark lime green body, clear windows, red interior, rare silver painted base, 4-spoke wide rear wheels - Near Mint (does have some minor marks to upper edge of drivers door label) in Mint type G box without "New" to end flaps.
Estimate: £120 - £150 
 
  Lot 6061
Matchbox Superfast No.8a Ford Mustang - red body, clear windows, ivory interior, gloss black base - Near Mint (couple of tiny pin size chips to rear bumper) in Excellent Plus "New" type G box.
Estimate: £100 - £120 
If you would like to view all of the lots in this auction please click here 
 
For more information on these or any other items in this auction please contact Julian Royse on julian@vectis.co.uk   or call +44 (0) 1642 750616 
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