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Part 1 of The Wayne Laughman Matchbox Collection was held on the 10th of September; the sale included Matchbox Regular Wheels, Superfast and Matchbox of Yesteryear. There were a number of interesting variations, including some 1980s production anomalies, such as an 8c De Tomaso Pantera, narrow profile, with rare factory 5-arch wheel error. Plus, group variations, including colour, wheels and interiors, and tampo printing variations, as seen in Lot 330. There were a number of interesting lots in this sale and a large selection of lots which would interest newcomers to the collecting market.

Matchbox Regular Wheels 67b Volkswagen 1600 TL Fastback - Stannard Code 8 - metallic purple body, clear windows, ivory interior, bare metal base with patent number & tow guide, chrome hubs with black plastic tyres - Mint in Excellent Plus factory sealed Canadian blister pack with minor crease to top right corner of un-punched backing card. Rare transitional issue.
Estimate: £300 - £340 Sold For: £620
Matchbox Superfast 71a Ford Heavy Wreck Truck multi-pack issue - dark blue body & base without model number cast, dark green windows, black plastic hook, chrome 4-spoke wide wheels with black twin rivet axle clips - Mint unboxed.
Estimate: £150 - £200 Sold For: £300
Matchbox Regular Wheels 15b Rotinoff Super Atlantic Ballast Tractor - rare matt orange body with silver trim, gloss black base, 24-tread black plastic wheels - Near Mint (model a little dusty from display and will require some patient careful cleaning not to damage the matt paint finish) in Good to Good Plus type C Lesney box printed by Pembroke Abbey with small puncture hole to one end flap and 16b Super Atlantic Low Loader Trailer - matt orange body with black drawbar, 18-tread black plastic wheels - Excellent Plus with a few minor marks to loadbed in an Excellent type B5 box. Rare matching pair of Prime Mover & Low Loader in matt paint finish.
Estimate: £150 - £200 Sold For: £300
Matchbox Regular Wheels 37b Karrier Bantam Coca Cola Delivery Truck - yellow body with matt paint finish & silver trim, tall rear decal, gloss black base, 18-tread grey plastic wheels with rounded axles - Excellent Plus with a couple of tiny chips to top edge of advertising board & tail board - in Good type C Lesney box printed by Pembroke Abbey with two puncture holes to one picture face. Rare matt paint finish body.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £200
Matchbox Regular Wheels 53a Aston Martin DB2/4 - metallic silver-green body with mask sprayed front & rear silver trim, mask sprayed red tail lamps, gloss black base, 24-tread grey plastic wheels with crimped axles - Near Mint to Mint with just a couple of minor factory paint flaws to roof in Excellent Plus type B4 box. Nice example.
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £200
Matchbox Regular Wheels group of Empty Boxes. Type E4 empty boxes for 30c Faun Crane Truck; 43c Pony Trailer; 55c Ford Galaxie Police Car and 57c Land Rover Fire Truck; Type E4® empty boxes for 21d Foden Concrete Mixer; 59c Ford Galaxie Fire Chief Car and 67b Volkswagen 1600 TL; Type F1 empty box for 63c Dodge Crane Truck; Type F2 empty boxes for 11d Mercedes Scaffold Truck; 38c Honda Motorcycle & Trailer and 51c AEC Douglas Tipper Truck - Good Plus to Near Mint. (11)
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £140
Matchbox Superfast 8a Ford Mustang - burnt orange body, clear windows, red interior, gloss black base, 5-spoke wide wheels - Near Mint in Good "New" type G box with a couple of tears & puncture hole to one end flap.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £260
Matchbox Superfast 30d Leyland Articulated Truck Promotional issue "Ogle Design" - red Tractor Unit with red windows, white grille & base without model number cast, dark yellow Trailer with black plastic base, 5-arch wheels - Tractor Unit is Near Mint to Mint, Trailer Excellent with a few tiny chips in Good Plus "New" type L box.
Estimate: £40 - £60 Sold For: £280
Matchbox Superfast large group of early 1970's issue models including 36b Hot Rod Draguar - metallic red body with foil trunk label, clear canopy, ivory interior; 38a Honda Motorcycle & Trailer with metallic purple Motorcycle; 6a Ford Pick-up Truck with metallic silver-green base, 5-spoke wide wheels; 21a Foden Concrete Mixer with repainted cab roof; 72a Standard Jeep plus others similar - condition varies from Fair to Good Plus in generally Poor to Good Plus boxes although a couple of boxes are Excellent and 3 x 18a Field Car including metallic red twin pack issue with racing number 44 hood label & 32a Leyland BP Tanker - Good to Excellent unboxed and 46b Stretcha Fetcha Ambulance - amber windows, red base - overall Excellent but missing rear door in Poor opened US issue blister pack. (20)
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £280
Matchbox Superfast group of Promotional models. 2 x Chevrolet Monte Carlo Nascar with 1995 racing number 1 tampo print (1) fluorescent pink body; (2) fluorescent lime green body; 1987 Corvette Convertible - red body with "1994 Line Preview" tampo print, Thailand base; Dodge Viper - black body with "1995 Line Preview" trunk tampo print, chrome windscreen, light grey interior, Thailand base and 2 x Plymouth Prowler Concept Car - (1) lemon yellow body with "1996 Line Preview" trunk tampo print, grey Thailand base; (2) black body with "Toy Fair 97" tampo print, dayglo orange interior, black Thailand base and Ferrari 308 GTB "Secret Service Data East" - red body with black roof, clear windows, black interior, red Macau base, 5-arch wheels - Excellent Plus to Mint unboxed. (7)
Estimate: £70 - £80 Sold For: £300