Corgi Toys 503 Chipperfields Giraffes
Circus Giraffe Transporter with Giraffes by Corgi Toys, No. 503. Scarce with CAST wheels. Near mint plus/boxed. Complete with card packing piece. From The Pennsylvanian Collection.
From the popular range of circus models issued between 1964-70. This Bedford TK Truck is a more difficult find with cast wheels. Complete and bright “CHIPPERFIELDS CIRCUS” labels on both sides and, of course, two giraffes (mother and baby) – originals, of course, and looking pristine (not rubbed or faded)!
Note that this example comes complete with both wing mirrors intact as well as the small reflective pieces too.
The roof has two chips which are not so easy to spot since the lighter red undercoat only is revealed.
The box is crisp and bright, although there is a small area of surface loss on an end flap. Light wear besides.
This example comes with the original crisp card wrap-around piece (usually discarded).