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Lesney Matchbox Accessory pack A1b BP pumps & sign



The second pump & sign set was introduced in 1963,
Although it was similar to the earlier issue it was enhanced by having two green plastic overhead lights and an attendant whos legs were part of the pump casting and top half was in green plastic,
The die cast pumps were cast in as part of a paved platform or "island" which was painted white and small BP decals were applied to each side of the pumps and gauge decals were applied to the front of the pumps, The green plastic lights would slot into sockets cast into the island and the attendant would attach by the cast in legs.
The sign was die cast metal painted white with two larger BP decals or on the later issues BP labels applied to the faces.
Although it was probably a nicer set than the early issue the lights and attendant were not fixed very securely so playworn sets are rarely found with the lights or attendant still fitted in place and mint and boxed examples are very hard to find.
The island was made to the exact size of the previous issue which meant that it could still be used on the MG1 Garage sets which had recently had a change of livery from a red & yellow "Esso" garage to a green & white "BP" (British petroleum) garage.
These later issues of the pumps were packaged in a larger matchbox style box without the blue ends like the previous issue came in. The set was discontinued in 1967.


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Lot 1546 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A1 "BP" Petrol Pumps and Garage Sign - Mint with accessories still attached to sprue in Good Plus colour picture box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 2589 The Nathan-A-James Collection - February 18th, 2008 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A1 "BP" Garage Pumps & Sign - white, green including plastic accessories - Mint in Excellent Plus carded detailed picture box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 633 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A1 "BP" Garage Pumps and Sign - plastic parts still attached to sprue - Mint including colour detailed picture box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 2498 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A1 BP Petrol Pumps and Garage Sign - sign has labels, plastic parts attached to sprue - Excellent to Excellent Plus in Excellent Plus to Near Mint detailed colour picture box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40

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Lot 2497 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A1 BP Petrol Pumps and Garage Sign - sign has decals, plastic parts attached to sprue - Excellent Plus to Near Mint in Good but tape repaired type D colour picture box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60