Corgi Toys Gift Set 21 Chipperfields Circus Crane Truck & Menagerie
Chipperfield's Circus Set by Corgi Toys, Gift Set No. 21. Near mint plus- very, very near mint/boxed. A scarce and desirable Gift Set. From The Pennsylvanian 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. 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. Few marks to the paint finish. Lustrous original finish. Brown plastic cage containing the original elephant has an intact opening rear door and plastic ‘bars’ section. Chipperfield’s Circus label. Near mint plus crane and a virtually mint cage.
Long slim card and cellophane box is bright, clean and fresh with intact original cellophane ‘window’. Minimal handlign and careful storage.
Polystyrene inner is clean, bright, intact and fresh. No ‘sticky pads’. Corgi Club Membership Form included.