Corgi Gift Set 4. Bloodhound Guided Missile Set. Near mint plus boxed. With Leaflets. Quality Control Slip & all packing. Scarce item from The Cheshire Collection.
Issued between 1958-60 and a difficult set to find in any condition. It comprises:
1) Corgi 351 R.A.F. Land Rover. Tin canopy and flat spun wheels, including spare. Tow hook. Near mint with a shiny finish. Small light scratch on one side and a little minor marking to the top surface of the canopy.
2) Corgi 1115 Bristol Ferranti Bloodhound. In near mint plus condition with the occasional little expected mark to the white finish. Complete with the notably original nose cone (so often replaced since they perish over time).
3) Corgi 1116 Launching Ramp is in near mint condition. A few exposed edge marks. Bright metal parts throughout.
4) Corgi 1117 Bloodhound Loading Trolley. Working well. Near mint (marking to the tow ring) and a coupe of marks besides. Bright metal parts.
The colourful outer box is intact, clean with excellent strong colours. Looks as if it has had little handling and stored away from the light; the colours are day-one vibrant.
Nice to see that the Rocket Age Leaflet is included ? lots of details and pictures of this military range. Also included – Instruction Slip for the Bloodhound Guided Missile, as well as the early ‘Moorgate’ Corgi Club Membership Form and Quality Control Slip.
An impressive military Gift Set which is always difficult to find in any condition, especially hard to find complete with a fine box.