Corgi Gift Set 41
Corgi Gift Set 41 Carrimore Car Transporter with Ford Tilt Cab. Very scarce Mail Order only set from Corgi. Near mint-very near mint (but repainted Corgi 321)/boxed. From The Lake District Corgi Collection.
A sought-after and scarce Gift Set issued between 1966-68 and only available by Mail Order at the time.
This exciting and colourful set comprises:
1) Corgi 1138 Ford Car Transporter in metallic blue, light blue and very pale green. Near mint plus with little retouch to back of cab roof. Light marking to the paint finish.
All four red plastic chocks. Both paper labels at the rear.
2) Corgi 226 Morris Mini Minor in pale lilac blue with a red interior. Shaped spun wheels and well-shaped original tyres. Near mint with marking mostly at the front numberplate area.
3) Corgi 249 Morris Mini Cooper in red & black with ‘wickerwork’ details. Near mint with complete wickerwork panels. Lustrous finish and jewelled headlights. Few minor marks. Retouch on a front wing.
4) Corgi 251 Hillman Imp in metallic bronze. A scarce Corgi model – especially with unbroken suspension! Near mint plus with a few little marks.
5) Corgi 252 Rover 2000 in metallic deep plum. Very near mint with a wonderful lustre. Chip at a roof edge. Occasional minor mark besides.
6) Corgi 321 Austin Mini-Cooper in red with roof signatures of Timo Makinen and Paul Easter. Would recommend replacing this model. This item is a repaint.
7) Corgi 440 Ford Cortina Estate in red with shaped spun wheels. Near mint plus. Jewelled headlights.
All contents are housed in a polystyrene tray which is bright and complete if rather grubby now with minor wear. Complete with Corgi label with dog logo still in place (grubby with a couple of little wrinkles). No colour fading.
The colourful card lid has strong colours and no graffiti! Note the original Mail Order Label at a lid end. Light age wear/grubbiness, small slit puncture and a little edge scuff.