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The Matchbox sale held on the 28th of October featured boxed, unboxed and blister pack models from Regular Wheels, Superfast, and Models of Yesteryear, plus Sea Kings, Accessory Packs, Super Kings and Battle Kings. Lots included cars and commercials, construction, military, emergency vehicles, motorcycles and Gift Sets, plus pre-production and colour trial models. Further items included catalogues, leaflets, empty boxes and ephemera. 


Lincoln Industries Limited made in New Zealand Matchbox Series 4501 Land Rover - red body, black driver, metal wheels with crimped axles - Fair in Excellent very clean but a little creased on one striker side box. This is a rare series of models to find in any condition whatsoever.
Estimate: £50 - £60 Sold For: £640
Matchbox Major Pack M6 Racing Car Transporter Pre-production trial model - green body without silver trim, clear windows, silver painted base the front of which is held into position by crimped slots - generally Good unboxed but does have crack to roof glazing, rear ramp present but detached and missing wheels & axles. Rare body/base casting with crimped front slots.
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £420
Matchbox Regular Wheels 62c Mercury Cougar factory Pre-production colour trial - pale yellow body (commonly referred to as cream), clear windows without rear view mirror cast, ivory interior, bare metal base, chrome hubs with black plastic tyres - Fair play worn & missing rear tow hook. Very rare model to find in any condition.
Estimate: £100 - £150 Sold For: £400
Matchbox Regular Wheels 44c GMC Refrigerator Truck factory Pre-production colour trial - green cab & chassis with thin rear axle braces, metallic silver type A container body with white plastic door & without rear door stop cast, turquoise green windows (not dark green), white plastic grille & base with thin axle braces & without raised cast detail, base also has model No.44 cast rather than "GMC" - Fair play worn but complete.
Estimate: £100 - £150 Sold For: £800
Matchbox Regular Wheels 11a ERF Tanker - Stannard Code 1 - green body with gold trim & flat chassis brace, metal wheels with flat crimped axles - Near Mint with usual box rubs to filler cap gold trim in Excellent type B1 box. Superb example.
Estimate: £700 - £900 Sold For: £1,000
Matchbox Regular Wheels 22b Vauxhall Cresta - pale pink body (this has faded to a cream colour) with turquoise side panels, pale green windows (again the glazing unit has been discoloured by sunlight to a more lime green colour), gloss black base, 20-tread grey plastic wheels and 23b Berkeley Cavalier Caravan - metallic lime green body & base, 20-tread grey plastic wheels with rounded axle - both Fair play worn. Rare models to find in any condition. (2)
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £640
Matchbox Regular Wheels 19a MG TD - cream body without silver trim & without red seats, tan driver, metal wheels with flat crimped axles - Fair play worn. Rare model without silver trim & red seats.
Estimate: £30 - £40 Sold For: £440
Matchbox Superfast 1a Mercedes LP Covered Truck promotional issue "Porter Paints Ltd 1929-1979" - orange body with cast open fuel tanks, 1978 date to base, yellow plastic canopy, dark blue windows, black plastic grille & base, 4-spoke wide wheels with twin rivet axle clips - Excellent with a couple of tiny chips to leading edge of cab roof & minor rub marks to edges of labels, the right hand label also being applied by the factory on an angle. Rare promotional model for the 50th anniversary of Lesney's joint paint supplier of which only 100 are believed to have been produced. Rare opportunity.
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £750
Matchbox Superfast 31a Lincoln Continental pre-production trial model - Regular Wheel sea green body, clear windows correctly held by punched roof rivet, ivory interior, bare metal base which has not been zinc plated, solid small diameter 5-spoke narrow wheels - Fair play worn. Very rare model indeed to find in any condition.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £700