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The Specialist sale held on the 24th of September featured The Doug Osborn Matchbox Dinky collection, 477 lots of boxed and unboxed models. The collection included pre-production Trial models, unreleased, unpainted and unusual variation models, plus, promotional variations, R&D Staff Signed models, colour trials and code 2 models. The collection also included Gift Sets and pewter models, plus collection books, reissues, and Atlas Editions. The sale also featured 67 lots of Matchbox Yesteryears from the Matchbox Retailer Collection and further items from other vendors including Matchbox, Dinky, Corgi and others.

 

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y25 1910 Renault Type AG Van "Perrier" - bright green body, dark green chassis, white type A roof (single central support), dark red seat, gold 12-spoke wheels and Matchbox England base - very rare issue - generally Near Mint in an Excellent standard straw issue box.
Estimate: £100 - £150 Sold For: £750
Matchbox Dinky DY5B 1950 Ford V8 Pilot - unreleased Pre-production Trial - Police Series Police Car - black body, dark red seats, screwed China baseplate with painted detail - Near Mint in an Excellent box.
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £220
Matchbox Dinky DY8 1948 Commer 8 CWT Van "25th MICA UK Convention" Harrogate 2010, copper plated body, grey seats, dark blue wheels, China baseplate, "Dales Harrogate Toffee" logos to Van sides and small "Oscar" logo to Van roof, unique model 1 of 1 - generally Excellent some age related tarnish in places.
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £300
Matchbox Dinky DY11 1948 Tucker Torpedo special unique Code 2 model "25th MICA UK Convention" Harrogate 2010 - gold body, dark tan seats, matt black Made in Macau screwed base, multi-coloured logos unique to this model - generally Mint in an Excellent standard window box (without card inlay).
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £380
Matchbox Dinky DY11 1948 Tucker Torpedo special unique Code 2 models "25th MICA UK Convention" Harrogate 2010 - gold body, ivory seats, black steering wheel, gloss black Made in China screwed baseplate, multi-coloured labels unique to this model - generally Mint in an Excellent standard window box.
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £420
Matchbox Dinky CON-08 unique Colour Trial Code 2 model - DY4 1950 Ford Van with open back "25th MICA UK Convention" Harrogate 2010 - copper body, cut away sides, wood effect loadbed, multi-coloured logos and screwed China base - generally Mint in Near Mint box.
Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold For: £680
Matchbox Dinky CON-08 Code 2 Dinner model "25th MICA UK Convention" Harrogate 2010 - metallic silver body, metallic blue base and wheelarches, multi-coloured logos, "Doug Osborn" logo to roof; (2) similar but with "Malcolm Saunders" to roof; (3) similar but without name to roof - Near Mint to Mint in Near Mint boxes. (3)
Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold For: £420
Matchbox Dinky CON-13 Limited Edition Code 2 models - DY18 1967 Jaguar E-type open top "25th MICA UK Convention" Harrogate 2010 (1) silver body, brown seats, multi-coloured bonnet logo and screwed Macau base, one of 15 issued; (2) similar but with red seats, one of 5 issued - Near Mint to Mint in Near Mint boxes. (2)
Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold For: £400
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y15 1930 Packard Victoria - metallic lime gold body and bonnet, gloss black chassis, dark red seats and grille, black textured hood, chrome 24-spoke wheels, rear axle without web supports - very rare issue - generally Near Mint in an Excellent box (rear luggage trunk is a loose fit).
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £420
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear model in bottle - Y25 Renault type AG Van "Perrier" - green with white type B roof, white seat and gold 12-spoke wheels inside Perrier sparkling mineral water bottle, mounted on wooden stand - generally Good Plus some fading to label, model is slightly loose.
Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold For: £440