THE IPSWICH GOODS JUNCTION COLLECTION - PART 3
Wednesday 19th January 2022 10: 00am
Matchbox Super Kings K21 Ford Transcontinental Road Train Covered
Matchbox Super Kings K21 Ford Transcontinental Road Train Covered Dropside Truck & Twin Drawbar Trailers "3-in-One Britains No.1 Oil" promotional issue - yellow & white cab with yellow Ford front label, white plastic cab roof with blue roof-lights, light amber windows, black interior, yellow dropside body with white vinyl plastic canopies, truck has white grille & front base/chassis unit with gloss black rear chassis, chrome 5-spoke wheels, matching trailers with gloss black steerable front bogies & blue-grey drawbars - truck is Near Mint with a couple of usual minor factory assembly paint chips, trailers are Excellent Plus with some factory assembly paint chips to front bogie wheelarches in Near Mint "New" 1978 copyright blue window box, 2nd trailer is unboxed but does have a cut-down blue window box inner card tray to assist with storage. Also included is the original chrome promotional card box in generally Good Plus but creased condition, 2 x empty unused 125ml oil tins & original company promotional studio photograph of the model with oil tins in the background (see extra photos). Our vendor worked for E R Howard Ltd based in Stowmarket Suffolk at the time this model was commissioned from Lesney Products and informs us that the models were supplied from the factory in blue window boxes which were then unpacked and broken down and repacked into the promotional chrome boxes to provide the 3 unit road trains. Superb example of one of the hardest to find promotional models from this period.
Estimate: £400 - £600
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