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Lesney Matchbox Major pack M2a Bedford Walls ice cream truck



The M2a Bedford articulated ice cream truck joined the Major pack range in late 1957 and was made as a larger vehicle type to go with the 1-75 series models.
The Bedford tractor unit was always painted blue and the shade of blue is slightly lighter on the later issues, It had silver trim to the grille, front bumper and headlights but the trim to the bumper was soon omitted.
The trailer was painted cream with a black baseplate and it was the first Matchbox toy to have decals applied which can be found either way around. The early issues had solvent applied decals but these were replaced for waterslide because the solvent applied decals were in the late Jack Odells words "Made the factory a bloody mess!".
The wheels were grey metal on dome head axles with crimped ends to begin with but they were changed for grey plastic wheels on crimped axles, Later the trailer was recoloured to off white and eventually axles with rounded ends were used.
The Bedford was always packaged in a 'B' type Moko Lesney box, It was replaced by another Bedford artic the M2b Articulated freight truck in 1961.


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Lot 1562 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls Ice-cream" - blue cab with silver painted grille and lights, off white trailer, knobbly grey plastic wheels with crimped axles "Walls" decal to rear of trailer - Mint in Excellent Moko box. Estimate: 80-90 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 110


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Lot 1561 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls Ice-cream" - blue cab with silver painted grille and lights, off white trailer, knobbly grey plastic wheels with rounded axles, "Walls" decals to rear of trailer - Mint (apart from a couple of very minor marks) in Excellent Moko box. Estimate: 70-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70

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Lot 1560 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls Ice-cream" - blue cab, silver grille, off white trailer, knobbly grey plastic wheels with rounded axles "Walls" decal to front of trailer - Excellent Plus in Good Plus to Excellent Moko box. Estimate: 60-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 1559 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls Ice-cream" - blue cab with silver trim, deep cream back, metal wheels with crimped axles "Walls" decal to front of trailer - Excellent in Good Plus Moko box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40

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Lot 2572 The Nathan-A-James Collection - February 18th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M2 Bedford Articulated Truck with Refrigerated Trailer "Walls Ice Cream" - pale blue cab, cream back, knobbly grey plastic wheels - Mint in Near Mint blue and yellow carded Moko box. Estimate: 60-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80

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Lot 641 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox Major Pack No.M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls Ice-cream" - pale blue cab, cream back, grey plastic wheels - Mint nice example in Good Plus to Excellent Moko blue and yellow box. Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60

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Lot 924 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls" - blue cab, off white trailer, mask sprayed silver grille, grey plastic wheels, rounded axles - Near Mint in Good to Good Plus Moko box with model details to end flaps. Estimate: 50 -70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 90

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Lot 923 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls" - blue cab, deep cream trailer, grey plastic wheels, crimped axles - Excellent (paint chips touched in) in Excellent Moko box with model numbers in yellow circles to end flaps. Estimate: 20 -40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70

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Lot 922 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Major Pack M2 Bedford Articulated Truck and Refrigerated Trailer "Walls" - blue cab, deep cream back, metal wheels - Excellent Plus in Excellent Moko box with model numbers in yellow circles to end flaps. Estimate: 40 -60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80