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Part 2 of the Ricardo Cortes-Monroy collection is to be held on the 18th of March. Part 1, which was held in December 2019, and regarded as one of the top Yesteryear collections in the world, produced some fantastic prices realised. This sale will also feature further pre-production and colour trial models. Other items include late issue model groups, Fire engine series, a large collection of Code 2 issues including 50th Anniversary Models of Yesteryear and Major Packs; Fred Bronner Corporation US issue blister packs and Lesney Giftware series, plus others.

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y4 1930 Model J Duesenberg Towncar Issue 1A - white body, red chassis, yellow seats and roof with final type castings to roof and bumpers - exceptionally rare factory made model - generally Near Mint (roof is a loose fit to casting) stunning bright example in Good standard issue woodgrain box.
Estimate: £1000 - £1200 Sold For: £750
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Code 2 issues 1947 Citroen H Van a group of models based on the trial 2nd series "Taste of France" (1) C2TF7 "Hennart Freres" - light grey body with green body stripe and red solid wheels; (2) C2TF8 "Phenix" - mid-blue with light cream roof and red solid wheels; (3) C2TF9 "Mercier Champagne" - cream/green body and green solid wheels; (4) C2TF10 "St Raphael Quinquina" - cream body with brown and red body stripes; (5) C2TF11 "Chocolate Menier" - dark navy blue body with yellow uppers and roof and dark navy blue solid wheels - Near Mint to Mint in Excellent to Near Mint boxes. (5)
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £190
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y2 1930 4 1/2 litre Supercharged Bentley - Pre-production colour trial model - dark cream body, mid-brown seats and bonnet straps, black folded hood, chrome parts, dark green 24-spoke wheels and Matchbox England cast to base - finished to a high standard in a plain white card box.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £180
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y12 1937 GMC Van - Pre-production trial model - "Singer Sewing Machines" - dark green body, gloss black chassis, cream seats, chrome solid wheels and Matchbox Macau base - in standard maroon window box.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £130
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear "The Matchbox Diecast Muscle Car Collection" YMC01 Chevelle SS - red with black body stripes through to YMC12 1971 Dodge Challenger - purple with white body stripes, plus one additional model - Excellent to Near Mint in Fair to Excellent Plus packaging. (13)
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £220
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear German Code 2 issues (1) YFW05 1959 Mercedes L408 Fire Vehicle "Atemschutz" - red with white interior and chrome wheels; (2) YFW05 similar but "Atemschutz" in white lettering; (3) YFW05 similar but with white roof - Near Mint to Mint in Excellent to Near Mint boxes. (3)
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £140
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear - Fernel Developments Limited "The London to Brighton Veteran Car Game" - later issue with green plastic vac-form inner tray comprising 2 rolling roadways (1 has had glue repair the other has had tape repair), 2 x Yesteryear Models Y5 Bentley and Y2 Renault 2-seater - models have modified bases for attaching to roadways but have spun down axles (tyre changing game only), 2 x plastic tumblers, playing cards (not checked for completeness) and instruction sheet - contents Fair to Near Mint, outer card box is generally Good and complete.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £90
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y12 Ford Model T Van "Coca Cola" - Issue 2, off-white body with 5-line tampo print, matt black roof, gold plated parts, black seats, gloss black chassis and red 12-spoke wheels - couple of small paint rubs to bonnet - otherwise Near Mint in Excellent straw window box.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £100