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The Specialist sale to be held on the 8th of August started 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 offered 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 included Matchbox originals, Premier Collection groups and shop displays. Further private owner collections included 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.

 

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear a group of Trial models - all are Holden Utility vehicles unmade trial models for "AFL" (1) Carlton 1998 - dark blue/white with Holden 50th Anniversary rear cover; (2) West Coast 1998 - yellow/blue with white rear cover; (3) Collingwood 1998 - black/white with Coca-Cola crate load (bent wing mirror); (4) Hawthorne 1998 - brown/yellow with black rear cover - Excellent to Near Mint (would benefit from light cleaning in plain card boxes. (4)
Estimate: £50 - £70
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Code 2 Issue Renault AG Van - "Michelin" - bright yellow body with dark blue roof and chassis, gold plated parts and wheels, maroon seats, 1 of only 2 sample issue - Near Mint in Near Mint box.
Estimate: £40 - £50
Matchbox Superfast Mattel Wheels a mixed carded group to include Circus Set, Ocean Set, Dirt Machines, South Pole, Police Divers, plus others - generally Mint in Near Mint packaging. (8)
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £380
Large card shop display "Woolworths" features red Jaguar XJ6 - Free when you buy any 3 Matchbox miniatures from Woolworths 36in by 20in double sided design, generally Good some light damage to corners and edges but an unusual interesting item.
Estimate: £30 - £50
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y1 Allchin Traction Engine - green body, dark red front wheel, angled painted dark red rear wheels riveted axles and gold boiler door, Excellent Plus couple of very small chips but clean and bright example in a Good D type box
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £380
Matchbox Super Kings a group of scarce Lorries with Trailers - to include K21 Santa Fe Ford Truck and Trailer, Barenmark Truck and Trailer and an Iveco "British Farm Produce - Milk" Tanker in an Early Learning Centre box - Excellent Plus to Near Mint in Fair to Good window boxes. Also included are an unboxed Bedford TM Concrete Mixer and "Hales Container" Skip Wagon - Good Plus to Excellent (5)
Estimate: £50 - £60 Sold For: £180