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Lesney Matchbox Major pack M9 Cooper Jarrett Interstate



The M9 Hendrickson tractor unit and Cooper Jarrett double freighter was introduced in mid 1962. It had four main parts which were the tractor unit, The trailers and the dollie that joined the trailers together.
The Hendrickson tractor unit was always painted dark blue, it had silver trim to the headlights and grille and was fitted with a light green tinted window unit and a black baseplate, One very hard to find run had the roof mounted air horns silver plated but all others were gold plated and there are two castings of the air horns, The first had deeper openings in the end of the horns where the later had shallower openings.
The trailers were usually painted silver with a silver baseplate and either silver or blue trailer doors but one rare issue had the trailers painted grey all over, The decals were usually yellow and blue "Cooper Jarrett Inc" but a hard to find issue had orange, black & white "Cooper Jarrett International" decals, A smaller decal that matched the side decal design was applied to the front of the trailer.
The dollie that joined the two trailers together can be found in blue or unpainted die cast metal.
The early sets had a single face type wheel on the front axle and twin wheels which were molded in pairs which had a deep recess in the wheel center on all the others, later regular individual black plastic wheels were fitted to all axles, The axles were dome head with rounded ends.
Early issues of the baseplate on the cab had Hendrickson in inverted commas, ie 'Hendrickson' but these were removed from later issues.
The trailers originally has a tongue & slot attaching the front of the trailer body to the baseplate but this was later changed to a round rivet and when the round rivet was added a round column was added to the inside of the trailer above the new rivet, Also four pips were added midway along the trailer floor.
The Cooper Jarrett was a very popular toy in its day and boxed sets are still fairly common although the versions with either the silver air horns, the grey trailers or the orange decals are quite rare, It was packaged in three types of box, the first two were 'D' type and the last was an 'E' type, The Majors range was deleted in 1967 but this set was still shown in the 1967 pocket catalogue although it was deleted in 1967.


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Lot 1585 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with "Cooper-Jarrett" Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue cab, silver trailers and rear doors, orange and white lettering, black plastic wheels, bare metal centre bogie - Near Mint nice example, inner carded tray is Excellent Plus, pictorial sleeve is Good Plus to Excellent. Estimate: 100-120 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80


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Lot 1584 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with "Cooper-Jarrett" Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue cab, grey trailers with yellow and blue lettering, dual black plastic wheels - overall condition is generally Good although missing 2 rear doors, inner carded tray is Good Plus, outer picture sleeve is Good Plus to Excellent. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40

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Lot 1583 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with "Cooper-Jarrett" Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue cab, silver trailers and rear doors, yellow and blue lettering, smooth black plastic wheels - Near Mint, inner carded tray is Excellent Plus, outer detailed picture sleeve is Excellent. Estimate: 80-100 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70


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Lot 1582 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with "Cooper-Jarrett" Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue cab and rear doors, silver trailers with yellow and blue lettering, black plastic wheels - Near Mint, inner carded tray and outer sleeve are Mint - superb example. Estimate: 90-120 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 110

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Lot 2575 The Nathan-A-James Collection - February 18th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with "Cooper Jarrett" Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue cab, silver backs with yellow and blue lettering, black plastic wheels - Near Mint in Excellent detailed colour picture box with original price label still attached to front. Estimate: 60-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50

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Lot 649 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with "Cooper Garrett" Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue tractor unit, silver trailers, blue rear doors, yellow and blue lettering, black plastic wheels - Mint nice example in Near Mint box (small pencil price mark to one side) - still a nice example. Estimate: 90-130 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70

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Lot 1326 Matchbox Magic 19 - October 10th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Hendrickson Tractor & Trailer "Cooper-Jarrett Inc" - blue cab, silver Trailers with blue and yellow lettering, black plastic wheels - overall condition is Excellent Plus (although does have some slight box rub wear marks to roof and wheels are very slightly heat distorted) in Excellent Plus box (does have pen graffiti to one side). Estimate: 90-120 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80

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Lot 1638 Matchbox Magic 18 - July 10th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack No.M9 Interstate Double Freighter "Cooper-Jarrett International" - blue, silver, orange, white and black decals - Excellent Plus in Good to Good Plus box. Estimate: 100-130 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 130

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Lot 2549 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack - M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with Cooper-Jarrett Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue tractor unit, bare metal centre bogie, silver trailers with silver rear doors, orange decals, no silver grille, smooth regular black plastic wheels - Mint in Excellent slide out sleeve detailed colour picture box complete with inner card packing. Estimate: 100-150 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 110

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Lot 1411 Private Owner Collection - February 13th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with Cooper Jarrett Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue Tractor Unit & Centre Bogie, metallic silver Trailers with metallic silver rear doors, yellow decals, detailed black plastic wheels - Excellent Plus (paint loss around coupling areas) in Excellent detailed colour picture box complete with inner card packing. Estimate: 70-90 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 90

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Lot 958 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Tractor Unit with Cooper Jarrett Interstate Double Freighter Trailers - blue tractor unit and centre bogie, grey trailers with grey rear doors, detailed black plastic wheels - Excellent Plus in Excellent to Excellent Plus type 1 colour picture box. Estimate: 100 -130 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 160