The Specialist sale to be held on the 8th of August starts with a Private Owner Collection; over 90 lots of predominantly Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, including Code 2 issues, plus Matchbox Collectables. Part 2 of The Ex Matchbox Employee Sale offers a further 115 lots including Matchbox games, ephemera and novelties, plus Superfast, including Gift Sets, Action System, Pack Sets, team Collectables and promotional sets. The collection also includes Matchbox originals, Premier Collection groups and shop displays. Further private owner collections include The Kent Collection, - large groups from Hot Wheels, Corgi and mixed diecast, and The Pontypool Collection, original and re-painted groups of Triang Spot-On, Corgi, Dinky and others plus lorry, truck and haulage groups.
Triang Minic Crawler tractor in 2-colour camouflage livery - scarce early example, fitted with red wooden rollers and rubber tracks, the tracks have gone hard with age but the mechanism still works - Good Plus for display - very scarce item.
Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £120
Dinky 29c Double Decker Buses (Type 1) a group of 5 - all finished in two-tone colours with "Dunlop Tyres" - all have been restored/repainted apart from one which is only upper body - all have black smooth hubs - see photo. (5)
Estimate: £120 - £140
Sold For: £80
Matchbox Originals 40th Anniversary Collection Commemorative Pack - very rare gold-plated set made for Matchbox employees in very limited numbers, this set is particularly interesting as it comes with a French issue outer sleeve - Excellent to Mint in a Excellent box.
Estimate: £100 - £120
Sold For: £220
Pilen a group of diecast made Ships to include 753 Drakar Vikingo; 2 x 781 Cirius; plus others - conditions appear to be generally Good Plus to Near Mint - nice bright examples. (7)
Estimate: £100 - £120
Matchbox Originals rare German issue Shop Counter Display Box contains 4 x 4 Massey Harris Tractor, 4 x 7 Horse Drawn Milk Float, 4 x 5 London Bus, 5 x 9 Dennis Fire Engine and 4 x 1 Aveling Barford Road Roller - generally Mint in Near Mint to Mint boxes, outer shop display is Excellent. (21)
Estimate: £70 - £90
Sold For: £90