Corgi Toys Gift Set 1 Bedford Transporter Set & Four Cars
Bedford Transporter Set & Four Cars by Corgi Toys, No. 1. Early issue with 'RED AND YELLOW 'DUMMY' BOXES. Rare set from 1958. Excellent plus - very near mint/boxed (wear), with packing & Leaflet. From The Gower Collection. Starting bid £400. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
This early issue comprises:
1) 1101 Bedford Carrimore Car Transporter in blue and yellow, with flat spun wheels and silver deck details. Excellent plus with scattered chipping. Intact Corgi Dog logo and complete ‘CORGI CAR TRANSPORTER’ lettering on both sides.
2) 201 Austin Cambridge Saloon in dusky turquoise, with flat spun wheels. Near mint plus. Speckled tarnishing on the base. Well-shaped original tyres. Couple of minor marks to the paint. Bright and clean early box has a little edge crumple.
3) 205 Riley Pathfinder in vivid red with flat spun wheels. Very near mint with fine original tyres. Early box has some edge rubbing and light wear.
4) 302 MGA in emerald green with flat spun wheels and intact windscreen. Very near mint. Fine original tyres. Blue picture box is clean and complete with quite a crisp feel.
5) 301 Triumph TR2 Sports Car in cream with flat spun wheels and fine original tyres. Near mint plus condition, with a shiny base. Few small marks only to the paint finish. Crisp, brightly-coloured box (minor wear).
Corgi Club Membership Form included.
Early issue has plain red and yellow ‘Dummy Boxes’.
Original Instruction Leaflet is included too (although fragile now, and not quite complete.
Colourful lift-off lid pictorial box comes with interior card packing.
Age/handling wear includes the occasioanl scuff but no repairs. Minor ‘wrinkling’ to the paper surface’.
Still an iconic Gift Set.