The Matchbox sale to be held on the 26th of November features part 2 of the Ipswich Goods Junction collection. Featuring over 290 lots of boxed and unboxed Matchbox Superfast models, including pre-production, colour trial and promotional issues, plus rare and unusual variations; the collection includes empty boxes and Matchbox Super Kings. The J.K Collection is a further private owner collection of over 90 lots of Matchbox Regular Wheels and Superfast models, including cars, Emergency vehicles, construction, Military, and Farm. Further items in the sale include further Matchbox Regular Wheels and Major Pack groups.
Matchbox Regular Wheels 4c Triumph T110 Motorcycle & Sidecar Pre-production Colour Trial - metallic copper body & base with thin ribs, type A sidecar mudguard brace, wire wheels with 36-tread black plastic tyres - Good to Good Plus with some paint loss (see extra photos) complete with Good to Good Plus type D1 box printed by Pembroke Abbey.
Estimate: £800 - £1000
Sold For: £2000
Matchbox Superfast 8b Ford Mustang Wildcat Dragster Pre-production Colour Trial - dark red body, dark green windows, dark yellow interior, bare metal base, spiro rear wheels - Near Mint (couple of minor marks only) complete with Near Mint unfolded "New" type G box.
Estimate: £700 - £800
Sold For: £1200
Matchbox Superfast 20a Lamborghini Marzal Pre-production Colour Trial - metallic onyx green body, dark amber windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke narrow wheels without tread pattern cast - Excellent to Excellent Plus (does have some paint loss to body raised outlines but model still displays very well indeed) in Excellent Plus "New" type F2 transitional box with a couple of small stains to striker sides. Nice example of a striking colour trial.
Estimate: £700 - £800
Sold For: £1100
Matchbox Regular Wheels 39b Pontiac Bonneville Convertible - Stannard Code 2 - metallic purple body with silver trim, turquoise green windscreen, cream interior with red steering wheel, maroon base, 20-tread grey plastic wheels - Excellent with some paint chips to corners of body & paint loss to tow hook in Fair "New Model" type C Lesney box (one end flap almost detached).
Estimate: £600 - £700
Sold For: £1000
Matchbox Regular Wheels 15a Diamond T Prime Mover - Stannard Code 1 - yellow body with silver trim, metal wheels with flat crimped axles - overall Excellent with paint loss to silver trim, a couple of tiny chips to cab roof & edges of rear platform & rear tow hook incomplete (see extra photo) in Good creased later period type B2 box with large model numbers to end flaps & revised model illustration. This rare model still displays well.
Estimate: £500 - £600
Sold For: £850
Matchbox Regular Wheels 55b Ford Fairlane Police Car - metallic blue body with rear silver trim, additional door shied decal applied to trunk (see extra photo), clear windows, ivory interior, gloss black base, 36-tread black plastic wheels - Excellent unboxed with crack to rear screen.
Estimate: £400 - £500
Sold For: £240
Matchbox Superfast 8c De Tomaso Pantera Pre-production Colour Trial - metallic jade green body, clear windows, orange interior, blue base - Near Mint with a couple of tiny pin size chips to rear exhausts complete with Mint unfolded "New" type J box.
Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £620