Corgi Toys Gift Set 23 Chipperfields Circus
Chipperfields Circus Set by Corgi Toys, Gift Set No.23. Very near mint - very, very near mint/boxed. Second issue with the giraffe transporter. With UNAPPLIED TRANSFERS & Accessories. From The 25 Year Collection in California. Starting bid £350. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
This is the second issue from 1964 which includes the Giraffe Truck rather than the Booking Office. Other minor differences too.
The attractive, highly detailed pictorial scene card box is complete, clean and bright. Showing very light wear only, notably. Hard to find this good.
This set comes with all original contents as follows:
1) 438 Land Rover with plastic tilt and complete labels on both sides. Very near mint.
2) 1121 Crane Truck. Virtually mint with a vibrant paint finish and shiny jib.
3) 2 x 1123 Animal Cages. Very near mint condition with a bright red finish and intact amber glass roof sections. Intact and bright blue plastic sliding doors. Both very near mint. Correct with blue plastic sliding doors including those central doors.
Lions and polar bears. Both POLAR BEARS and LIONS transfers ready to apply.
4) 607 Elephant & Cage on Trailer. Early issue with steel bars detail. Complete paper label, tan lifting eye on the roof. Red and blue trailer has shaped spun wheels. Very near mint.
5) 503 Giraffe Transporter. Bedford TK truck in vibrant red with a bright, blue back. Shining shaped spun wheels with suspension and ‘Chipperfields Circus’ paper labels on both sides. Virtually mint condition. Both wing mirrors intact, with both reflective strips. Hinged ramp at rear to let the two giraffes in and out. Correct mother and baby giraffe present.
The polystyrene inner is complete and bright, showing minor wear only. Comes with the white card surround too, (small tear) which further protects the polystyrene.