The Matchbox Sale to be held on the 15th of June features 413 lots of Matchbox models and ephemera, plus The Calgary Collection, a private owner collection of Regular Wheels and Superfast models, boxes and gift sets. The sale will include groups and single lots of Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, including code 2 and 3 models; retail ephemera, catalogues, models from the Giftware series, Super Kings; boxed, blister pack and gift sets from Superfast, and empty box groups.
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y6 1916 AEC "Y" type Lorry - "Osram Lamps" - light grey body and chassis, silver radiator shell, light grey driver and steering wheel, black solid plastic wheels, crimped axles - extremely rare issue (previously sold through Vectis) - Excellent Plus clean bright example in a Good Plus type A box.
Estimate: £600 - £800
Sold For: £4600
Matchbox Sears US Issue Farm Vehicle Gift Set 49-54601 containing a mixture of Superfast & Regular Wheel models. Superfast include (1) 4a Dodge Stake Truck - 4-spoke wide wheels with black axle clips (factory assembly scratch to windscreen); (2) 12a Land Rover Safari - metallic gold body with burnt sienna luggage, clear windows, white interior without transmission tunnel cast, black plastic base, solid 5-spoke narrow wheels with tread pattern cast & black axle clips; (3) 17a AEC Horse Box - red cab & chassis, green body with grey ramp, chrome grille & base, solid 5-spoke narrow wheels with tread pattern cast & black axle clips, complete with horses attached to sprue (box has a couple of small tears to one end flap); (4) 37a Dodge Cattle Truck - yellow cab & chassis, hollow 5-spoke narrow wheels with black axle clips one of which has tread pattern cast the others without, complete with cattle attached to sprue; (5) 43a Pony Trailer - lemon yellow body with "IXA" cast below left hand wheelarch, dark green base with matt paint finish, solid 5-spoke narrow wheels with black axle clip, complete with horses removed from sprue; (6) 72a Standard Jeep - dark yellow body, red interior, gloss black base without rear braces, early balloon profile spiro wheels with black axle clips (does have a few tiny chips to edge of windscreen) - all generally Near Mint to Mint apart from Jeep which is Excellent in Excellent Plus to Near Mint "New" type G boxes; Regular Wheel models include (1) 39c Ford Tractor - dark blue chassis with short exhaust stack, yellow hood, type F3 box; (2) 40c Farm Hay Trailer complete with raves in type F5 box; (3) 65c Combine Harvester with base hole in type F5 box (does have minor crease to one striker side) - all Near Mint to Mint in Excellent Plus to Mint boxes. Outer plain white cardboard carton is Fair with some tears & stains but still complete and also has original Sears price label to one side. Still a nice set which is hard to find in any condition.
Estimate: £300 - £360
Sold For: £320
Matchbox Regular Wheels 39b Pontiac Bonneville Convertible - Stannard Code 2 - metallic purple body, pale green windscreen, cream interior with red steering wheel, 20-tread grey plastic wheels - Good Plus to Excellent (chip to both right hand rear tail lamps & couple of chips to tow hook, windscreen damaged with two cracks) in generally Good creased later period type D4 box with minor ink graffiti to one picture face. Rare issue with grey plastic wheels.
Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £160
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y13 1862 American "General" Class Locomotive "Santa Fe" - light green body, dark red chassis, black base, dark red baseplate rivet, gold condenser tops, silver headlamp lens, piston slot type A, light green bell - rare issue - a few small chips to cowcatcher edge otherwise Excellent Plus in a Good type D1 box.
Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £420
Matchbox Superfast Twin Pack TP-8 containing (1) 18a Field Car - white body with "chequer board" hood label, black smooth roof, black interior, matt black base, chrome 4-spoke wheels; (2) 38a Honda Motorcycle & Trailer - metallic emerald green bike, orange trailer with Honda labels, centre-cut 5-spoke narrow wheels with black twin rivet axle clip - contents Near Mint to Mint in Good factory sealed blister pack with damage to corners of blister.
Estimate: £260 - £300
Sold For: £360
Matchbox Superfast G-1 Service Station Gift Set containing (1) 13a Dodge BP Wreck Truck; (2) 15a Volkswagen Beetle Rally Car (does have some factory assembly paint chips); (3) 32a Leyland BP Tanker (glue showing through label which is discoloured); (4) Matchbox Sales & Service Station with card forecourt; (5) Accessory Pack A-1 Castrol Service Ramp - vehicles appear to be Excellent to Near Mint, remaining contents assumed to be Mint in Excellent factory sealed type G box (please note box has rodent damage to bottom left corner resulting in a hole in the cardboard & the shrink-wrap split in this area but still displays well.
Estimate: £200 - £260
Sold For: £240
Matchbox Regular Wheels 53a Aston Martin DB2/4 - metallic red body with mask sprayed front & rear silver trim, gloss black base, 24-tread black plastic wheels with rounded axles - Excellent Plus with some paint loss to front & rear silver trim in Good to Good Plus type B5 box without printers identification.
Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £160
Matchbox Superfast 46a Mercedes 300SE Coupe - metallic blue body with opening doors, clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke narrow wheels without tread pattern cast, left hand wheels are hollow, right hand solid - Excellent Plus to Near Mint with slightly chrome loss to both left hand wheels and as usual drivers door does not close flush with body in Near Mint type F3 transitional box.
Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £380