Corgi Gift Set 21
Corgi Gift Set 21 Chipperfield's Circus Set. Near mint plus- very near mint/boxed. Unapplied sticky pads. A scarce and desirable Gift Set with RETAILER CARD. From The Cheshire Collection. Starting bid £500. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
A difficult set to find, this two-part set was issued between 1969-71 and comprises:
1) Menagerie Transporter Unit *with swivelling drawbar (not interchangeable with the 1139 version). Finished in the familiar red and blue Chipperfields colours. 3 plastic moulded cages with colourful labels, complete with plastic ‘bubble housing’, beneath which you will find the *full complement of original animal figures i.e. 2 lions (one male one female), two bears (mother and baby) and two tigers. Intact winch ring on top of all three cages. Looks unused. Fixing cord in situ. Detailed cast wheels and as-new original tyres. In very near mint condition.
2) 1144 Chipperfields Crane & Cage with Elephant. A Scammell Handyman MKIII in blue and red finish with a silver jib and hook. Complete ‘Come to the Circus’ label correctly on one side only. Complete Chipperfields label on the cab. A little light rubbing in places on the jib. Few marks on the cab. Brown plastic cage contains the original elephant has an intact opening rear door and plastic ‘bars’ section. Chipperfield’s Circus label. Near mint plus.
Long slim card and cellophane box has intact original cellophane ‘window’ and strong colours.
Little age grubbiness and a a few tiny handling tears. Minor age wear besides. Protected by the colourful and fresh-looking Retailer Card. Polystyrene packing is clean, bright, intact and fresh. Two original strips of sticky pads still present too. Corgi Club Membership Form.