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Lesney Rag & Bone cart



Following the success of the Milkfloat Lesney introduced the Rag & Bone cart which was also released in 1949 and it measured 130 mm (5 inches) long.
The Rag & Bone cart used the driver, Horse and front turntable from the Milkfloat paired up with the new Rag & Bone cart body and new red painted wagon wheels which were accurate for this type of vehicle, The Rag & Bone cart was usually painted yellow but there was also a short run painted green, It was sold with seven pieces of junk which consisted of a bicycle frame, a mangle handle, a bucket, a bedstead, a tin bath and a toilet cistern which were all in unpainted die cast metal and slatted box which was painted brown.
The driver was painted a light brown and the horse was metallic grey as found on the early milkfloats.
The Rag & Bone cart was not a good seller and was not made in any great numbers so it is the second rarest of the early Lesney toys after the Soap box racer. Like the Milkfloat this one was also packaged in its own box which illustrated a red Rag & Bone cart with "Scale Model " and "Rag & Bone merchants cart" printed on the front.


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Lot 3435 Matchbox - March 12th, 2008 Matchbox Lesney Horsedrawn Rag & Bone Merchants Cart - yellow, red, horse figure driver, also comes complete with correct load - although overall condition is generally Good Plus - still displays well in Good although grubby box - hard issue to find. Estimate: 700-1000 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 1000


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Lot 3511 Matchbox - February 19th, 2008 Matchbox Moko Lesney Rag & Bone Merchant Cart - finished in yellow and red with silver horse - complete with accessory load - overall condition is generally Excellent (although does have some surface corrosion marks to wheels), outer carded box is Good. Estimate: 500-700 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 900

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Lot 156 Matchbox Magic 19 - October 9th, 2007 Moko unboxed Rag and Bone Cart - yellow cart, red wheels, bare metal horse, tan driver, 3 pieces of junk. Driver only Fair, Cart etc are Good to Good Plus. Estimate: 200-300 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 260


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Lot 2616 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Lesney - large scale Rag & Bone Merchants Cart - yellow cart, tan driver, metallic graphite horse, complete with correct and original load - Excellent to Excellent Plus apart from driver which is Good in generally Good all card box. Nice example. Estimate: 400-500 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 900

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Lot 826 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox Early Lesney Toys large scale Horsedrawn Rag & Bone Merchant Cart - light green, red wheels, tan figure, brown horse complete with bedhead, 2 x bath, and cistern - Fair (incomplete) unboxed. Estimate: 120 -160 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 380