The Leipzig Matchbox collection to be held on the 29th of March features 826 lots of Matchbox Superfast models, including Cars, Buses, Coaches & Trams, Farm & Agriculture Related Models, Military Models; Police, Fire & Emergency Services, Ships, Boats & Submarines plus Books, Catalogues, Magazines & miscellaneous print media. The collection includes colour trial variations, pre-production, rare and hard to find models.
Matchbox Superfast 45a Ford Group 6 - rare non-metallic green body with circular racing number 7 nose label, clear windows, ivory interior, chrome engine, bare metal base, 5-spoke wide wheels - Excellent with a few tiny pin size chips to nose & tail along with minor rub mark to label in Excellent Plus very clean & crisp but just slightly scuffed on blue striker sides "New" type F3 transitional box. Nice example of this very rare initial production run.
Estimate: £1200 - £1500
Sold For: £3600
Matchbox Superfast 30a Faun Crane Truck - red cab & chassis, rare orange crane with dark yellow plastic hook, 5-spoke narrow wheels only one of which has tread pattern cast the others without & black axle clips - overall Excellent with usual discolouration to orange crane in Good Plus to Excellent very clean "New" type G box but does have puncture hole to one inner end flap.
Estimate: £500 - £600
Sold For: £2000
Matchbox Superfast 38b Stingeroo Chopper Motorcycle - metallic candy pink frame (lighter shade), rare chrome handlebars & front forks - Near Mint to Mint in Near Mint to Mint "New" type I box. Superb example.
Estimate: £500 - £600
Sold For: £1200
Matchbox Superfast 32a Leyland Petrol Tanker "N.A.M.C. - The Miniature Vehicle" - red cab & chassis, chrome grille & base, 5-spoke narrow wheels without tread pattern cast & black front axle clip - Excellent with a couple of minor scratches & tiny chips to tank in Excellent Plus but partially faded on one striker side "New" type G box.
Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £1000
Matchbox Superfast 23a Volkswagen Transporter Camper Van German promotional issue - blue body without fuel filler flap but with "Girokasse/Bank Von Klasse" labels, orange plastic opening roof, clear windows, dark yellow interior, bare metal base, large diameter 5-spoke narrow wheels without tread pattern cast - Excellent Plus with some slight discolouration to labels in Excellent very clean but a little creased on one striker side "New" type G box. Very rare promotional issue.
Estimate: £260 - £360
Sold For: £520
Matchbox Superfast 48b Pi-Eyed Piper Dragster - red body with "Big Banger" side labels, dark blue windows, bare metal "Number 48 Pi-Eyed Piper" base, Maltese Cross wheels - Near Mint with some slight chrome loss to engine air intake in Near Mint to Mint "New" type I box. Rare factory error model being a combination of number 26b Big Banger Dragster body & 48b Pi-Eyed Piper Dragster base with side exhausts.
Estimate: £220 - £300
Sold For: £360
Matchbox Superfast 53a Ford Zodiac - metallic-blue body, clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke narrow wheels with tread pattern cast - overall Excellent but has uneven semi-matt metallic factory paint finish in generally Good Plus but faded across one striker side & one end flap type F3 transitional box.
Estimate: £240 - £300
Sold For: £440
Matchbox Superfast 71a Ford Heavy Wreck Truck multi-pack issue - dark blue body & base without model number cast, dark green windows & roof light, black plastic hook, black 4-spoke wide wheels with black twin rivet axle clips - Near Mint in generally Near Mint "New" type G box. Nice example.
Estimate: £220 - £260
Sold For: £580
Matchbox Superfast 75a Ferrari Berlinetta - metallic green body without silver trim but with headlamp cowls, clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke narrow wheels only one of which has tread pattern cast - Excellent with minor factory paint flaws to upper surfaces of body and front axle slightly bent out of shape with assembly marks to drivers side front wheel in Near Mint "New" type G box. Model still displays well.
Estimate: £200 - £240
Sold For: £320