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Lesney Matchbox Major pack M1a Caterpillar earth scraper



The M1a Caterpillar earth scraper was the first model in the new Major pack series which was introduced in 1957.
The caterpillar tractor and the earth scraper attachment were both one piece castings which were painted orange-yellow all over, The wheels were ahead of their time as they were metal hubs with black platsic tyres which was a type that Lesney did not use for another ten years. The model had dome head axles with the early crimped axle ends or the slightly harder to find rounded ends but it was not silver trimmed and it had no decals so the unusual wheel & tyre combination set the model off nicely.
Although it is not common and it is a desirable model prices are not as high as those of the 1-75 series simply because there are less Major pack collectors searching for the models
The model was sold in 'B' and 'C' type boxes and was deleted in 1961 to make way for the M1b BP Autotanker


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Lot 1556 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M1 Caterpillar Earth Scraper - yellow - although overall condition is generally Near Mint to Mint does have very slight rusting to axles in Good Plus to Excellent Moko box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 640 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack No.M1 Caterpillar Earth Scraper - yellow, metal wheels with black tyres - Mint in Near Mint Moko blue and yellow carded box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45

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Lot 2522 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack - M1 Caterpillar DW20 Earth scraper - Excellent (paint removed from Caterpillar lettering) in Fair type B Moko box. Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 917 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M1 Caterpillar Earth Scraper - Near Mint in Good Plus Moko box. Estimate: 40 -60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70

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Lot 2048 Matchbox Magic 10 - March 10th, 2004 No.M1 Caterpillar Earth Mover - yellow, chrome hubs - Mint including Moko Lesney blue and yellow carded box. Estimate: 60 - 70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80