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The Matchbox Models of Yesteryear sale to be held on the 31st of January features predominantly boxed cars and commercials mixed groups, with many collectibles series, Fire Engine Series, Factory trade boxes, Holden Utility models and trial models, Lesney giftware range, reference books and catalogues. Further items in the sale include Matchbox the Dinky Collection, Matchbox “The Perfect Toy” Models; Code 2 and 3 groups, pre-production and colour trial models and chassis’, plus Atlas Editions Dinky Toys boxed groups, Eagle Moss Opal Collections and others.

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10 1928 Mercedes Benz 36/220 - Issue 1 - white body and chassis, rare black seats, twin spare wheels and two cast holes to baseplate, a few tiny marks to underside of chassis otherwise Near Mint (seats are the usual loose fit) in a Good type D1 box.
Estimate: £700 - £900 Sold For: £2000
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y12 Ford Model T Van - "Taystee Bread" - yellow body, black chassis, matt black roof, black seats, gold plated parts, red 12-spoke wheels, red type 1 rear doors and with correct 30mm x 19mm decal - rare issue - Near Mint in Excellent straw box.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £340
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Code 2 promotional issue Y12 Ford Model T Van "Hoover" - mid blue body with type 3 rear doors, white roof, tan seats, gold parts, gloss black chassis and gold 12-spoke wheels with certificate showing this to be No.162 of 500 - small chip to one wheelarch otherwise Near Mint in Excellent box.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £180
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear "Fire Engine Series" YFE01 1920 Mack AC Fire Truck though to YFE24 1911 Mack Fire Engine, also includes YFE02 Land Rover Auxiliary, YFE13 Citroen type H Van, YFE18 Ford E83W Van and Trailer plus others - Excellent to Near Mint in Excellent to Near Mint boxes. (24)
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £150
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe - unlisted variation - glossy copper body, glossy gold chassis, chrome 24-spoke wheels, black grille and with dark green seats and folded hood - generally Near Mint in a Good box.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £240
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Code 2 Issue Y5 1927 Talbot Van - "Klokkenzolder De Stoevelaat" Houten - 1st Matchbox Meeting Holland - blue bonnet and rear doors, black chassis and roof and grey body sides, with certificate showing this to be No.75 of a limited edition produced - generally Near Mint in Excellent straw window box.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £90