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A long-standing customer of Vectis Auctions chose the company to offer the first part of his collection on the 24th of April. Part one comprised a thinning down of his collection, with Simon retaining a core to display at home. The 618 Lots included many interesting Regular wheels and Superfast variations for the dedicated collector, along with entry level estimates for groups of models. Something for everyone! Highlights included a rare Ford Galaxie police car, a Ford Fairlaine station wagon, a Ford Heavy Wreck Truck and a Cadillac sixty special.

 

Matchbox Regular Wheels 31b Ford Fairlane Station Wagon - Stannard Code 7 - yellow body with rear silver trim & red tail lamps, pale green windows, maroon base, 20-tread silver plastic wheels - Near Mint (factory paint flaw to rear edge of roof) in Good Plus a little creased with small tear to one end flap type C Lesney box illustrating earlier 31a Ford Customline Station Wagon printed by Bowaters. Still a nice example of this hard to find model.
Estimate: £300 - £360 Sold For: £420
Matchbox Regular Wheels 14c Bedford Lomas Ambulance - Stannard Code 10 - off-white body with early pattern silver trim applied in a large rectangle across grille & front bumper, cream interior, gloss black base, 20-tread silver plastic wheels - Near Mint in Excellent Plus "New Model" type C Lesney box printed by Bowaters.
Estimate: £120 - £140 Sold For: £320
Matchbox Regular Wheels 17a Bedford Removals Van - Stannard Code 3 - maroon body with silver trim, metal wheels with flat crimped axles - Mint in Excellent type B1 box with some staining to one end flap.
Estimate: £120 - £150 Sold For: £420
Matchbox Regular Wheels 39a Ford Zodiac Convertible - Stannard Code 10 - dark salmon pink type C body with casting pips and flat windscreen base, front & rear mask sprayed silver trim, mask sprayed red tail-lamps, tan type B driver, turquoise interior & base (same colour as 36a Austin A50), 18-tread grey plastic wheels with rounded axles - Mint apart from minor factory silver paint mark to trunk in Excellent Plus type B5 box.
Estimate: £120 - £150 Sold For: £400
Matchbox Superfast 7c Volkswagen Golf - metallic silver body with green side stripe, clear windows, scarce tan interior, satin black base, dot-dash wheels - Near Mint with a couple of assembly paint chips to base in Good type L box.
Estimate: £30 - £40 Sold For: £150
Matchbox Superfast 8d Rover 3500 Police Car - white body with pale yellow & black Police tampo print, clear windows, clear roof-lights, chrome siren, black plastic Lesney England base, dot-dash wheels - Near Mint with factory tampo print flaw to hood in Good Plus "New" type L box. Rare model with clear rather than blue roof-lights.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £500
Matchbox Superfast 18a Field Car Twin-pack Issue - metallic red body with chequer board hood label, rare sand textured roof, black interior, silver painted base, black 4-spoke wide wheels - Mint in Excellent "New" type G box but does have original US retail price of 69 Cents added in either black crayon or dark graphite pencil to one picture face.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £320
Matchbox Superfast 34c Chevy Pro Stocker - plain white body without tampo print, clear windows, red interior, bare metal base - Mint apart from a couple of very minor factory assembly marks in Excellent "New" type L box. Rare factory error without tampo print.
Estimate: £100 - £130 Sold For: £520
Matchbox Superfast 45b BMW 3.0 CSL - white body with dark green tampo printed hood & trunk, turquoise green windows with roof-light support, pale yellow interior, bare metal base, 5-arch wheels - Near Mint with tiny chip to edge of roof in Excellent to Excellent Plus "New" type J box.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £300
Matchbox Superfast 59a Ford Galaxie Fire Chief Car - red body with "Fire Chief" hood decals (not label), Shield door labels, blue roof-light, clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke narrow wheels with tread pattern cast - Mint in Near Mint type F3 transitional box. Superb example.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £520
Matchbox Superfast 68a Porsche 910 - metallic red body with racing number 68 nose label, rare clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke wide wheels - Mint in Excellent "New" type G box.
Estimate: £50 - £60 Sold For: £540
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, chrome 4-spoke wide wheels with black twin rivet axle clips - Mint in Near Mint to Mint "New" type G box. Superb example.
Estimate: £240 - £300 Sold For: £850
Matchbox Superfast 73b Weasel Armoured Car Pre-production colour trial - metallic bronze body (same colour as No.16a Badger Radar Truck), metallic emerald green base with "Pat App" text, 5-spoke wheels with green plastic axle clip - Mint apart from minor pin size factory assembly paint chip to rear edge of body in Good Plus "New" type I box.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £360