Dinky Toys 101 Thunderbirds 2 & 4

Thunderbirds 2 & 4 by Dinky Toys, No. 101. 1st issue. Very near mint/boxed. With both card packing pieces. From The Hastings Collection. Starting bid £500. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.

Price: £675.00

This item is sold.

Notes

First issue from 1967-73 in all original dark gloss green. The Thunderbird 2 is happily free from the usual little problems that are all too frequent with these early examples i.e. the retractable yellow legs are well-shaped and retract well and the plated parts and labels are complete, intact and bright.

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Chip and a couple of tiny marks.

Note too that this example comes complete with the small Thunderbird 4 inside the pod.
Obviously unplayed with or indeed handled very much. The metal pod which has to be slid out has a little (minimal) marking which of course is invisible when assembled – and unavoidable as metal slides across metal. There is less marking at the sides than most we have seen!

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The attractive inner card stand has lots of great artwork and looks fresh with excellent strong colours. Clean and so crisp! Minor wear and a small tear caused by model movement. Both tuck-in end flaps are present and intact.
Operating Instructions on the reverse (no separate leaflet with this example – leaflet included for examples sold to the French market).

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The distinctive card outer box presents well and is happily free of the usual discolouration/foxing to the white background. Residue from a price label and a small puncture to one non-picture side that has pressed back into place and is quite easily overlooked! Light wear besides.

Card packing piece (a few tears) and additional sturdy card strip.

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A great Gerry Anderson model to add to your collection – this early issue is a strong favourite with many collectors. A very difficult find in this condition.

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