Back to News

Part 1 of The Wolfie Ginsburg Matchbox collection will be held on the 12th of July and features over 480 Matchbox models. Lots include boxed and unboxed, groups and single models including Regular Wheel, Superfast, Super Kings, Speed Kings, Battle Kings and Early Moko Lesney. There is a nice range of affordable models for all levels of collector as well as some rare and harder to find and pre-production prototype models. 

Matchbox Regular Wheels 27c Cadillac Sixty Special - Stannard Code 1 - metallic silver-green body with rear silver trim & red tail lamps, off white roof, clear windows, type A hood interior without arrow cast, maroon base, 20-tread silver plastic wheels - Near Mint with a couple of tiny pin size factory assembly paint chips to window pillars & usual paint chips to tow hook in Excellent "New Model" type B5 box printed by Pembroke Abbey. Superb example of this rare early body casting.
Estimate: £300 - £360
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 - Excellent Plus unboxed with thin factory paint finish to left hand front wing & right hand rear wing. Still a nice example.
Estimate: £150 - £200
Matchbox Regular Wheels 72a Fordson Tractor - raised base platform, yellow plastic hubs with black tyres Excellent Plus with usual paint loss to top of steering wheel in Good Plus type D4 box (box very clean but has 2 tears to 1 end flap).
Estimate: £150 - £200
Matchbox Early Moko Lesney Toys large scale Coronation Coach - gold coach with figures of King & Queen white drawbar - overall Excellent with original chain link traces (would benefit from some patient cleaning as dusty from display) in Fair but complete sun faded box complete with rare inner card packing piece.
Estimate: £150 - £200
Matchbox Early Moko Lesney Toys Tinplate Clockwork “Jumbo The Walking Elephant” - overall Excellent Plus complete with original cord tail & key (in working order when tested) in Fair dirty/discoloured from storage with some ink graffiti to 1 striker side but still complete original card box with all end flaps & tabs. Outstanding model with just the usual minor factory assembly marks and the best we have seen for a very long time indeed complete with rare original box.
Estimate: £600 - £800
Matchbox Superfast 32a Leyland Petrol Tanker "NAMC - The Miniature Vehicle" - red cab & chassis without cab rear blocks, white tank, chrome grille & base, hollow 5-spoke narrow wheels without tread pattern cast & black front axle clip - Excellent Plus with a couple of tiny chips to tank in Excellent Plus very clean but just slightly creased "New" type G box.
Estimate: £300 - £340
Matchbox Superfast 75a Ferrari Berlinetta - metallic green body without silver trim but with headlamp cowls, ivory interior, bare metal base, solid 5-spooke narrow wheels without tread pattern cast - Near Mint with a couple of tiny pin size factory assembly paint chips to rear edge of trunk in Excellent "New" type G box.
Estimate: £300 - £360
Matchbox Speed Kings factory model makers Pre-production prototype model of a Customised Ford Model T Van Hot Rod - metallic lilac chassis with K50-53 base taken from the Street Rod/Hot Fire Engine but modified with customised wings & running boards, van body has been handmade possibly from modelling clay or a similar material to an extremely high standard, clear windows, 5-spoke deep dish mag wheels - Excellent with tarnished plated engine & exhausts. Superb & unique design proposal
Estimate: £300 - £400