Matchbox Gift Set G1
Matchbox Gift Set G1 Commercial Motor Set. Very near mint - very, very near mint. A remarkable Gift Set from The 25 Year Collection. Bids are invited on this model - please see the relevant section on our Faq Page. QDT starting bid £250. Please note that QDT apply 10% buyer's commission, with a ceiling of £100.
This collector wanted only the best examples in his collection. Always a discerning buyer of the finest examples he could find. After over 25 years, he has now decided to part with items from his own extensive collection.
This is one of them.
“This Gift Set comes from a collection of early 60’s Matchbox that I bought years ago. They were originally bought in Germany, at a US military exchange. The man who bought them intended to bring them back to the States, and use them as a part of a train layout that never materialized. They remained in their boxes, stored in a shoe box. They are like old shop stock. Shiny and bright unused day one paint finishes, in silky boxes that look like they have only been opened once or twice".
An extremely fine and unused Gift Set issued 1962-63 comprising:
1)5c Routemaster Bus with complete ‘BP Visco-Static’ transfers on both sides (note that one side has a little additional stray piece of transfer too). Grey plastic wheels. Virtually mint.
2)10c Foden 8 -Wheel Sugar Container ‘Tate & Lyle’ . Silver wheels. Virtually mint.
3)20b ERF Truck ‘EVER READY’. Black plastic wheels. Virtually mint.
4)37b Karrier Bantam Lorry . Grey plastic wheels. Virtually mint.
5)46b ‘PICKFORDS’ Removal Van. Grey plastic wheels. Virtually mint.
6)47a Trojan Van ‘BROOKE BOND TEA’, with grey plastic wheels. Virtually mint.
7)51a ‘BLUE CIRCLE PORTLAND CEMENT’ Lorry. Grey plastic wheels. Very near mint. Couple of very small marks on one side of the cement load.
8)69a Commer Van ’NESTLÉ’S’. Grey plastic wheels. Very near mint. Couple of very small marks on the sliding door.
Colourful and clean sleeve-style box has barely any wear.
Tiniest edge ruffle or two. Period dollar price label. Vivid, fresh inner is tear-free, looking like new old stock. Occasional tiny mark from the models.