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Lesney Matchbox Accessory pack A4 Roadsigns



The Lesney Accessory pack number A4 was a set of eight die cast road signs which was first introduced in 1960,
The roadsigns were painted gloss black and they had a black & white decal applied to display the roadsign warning and the warning triangle at the top was picked out in red,
The signs consisted of crossroads, hospital, bend, double bend, children crossing, level crossing, roundabout and cattle.
The signs were packaged in a 'B' type box which shows three of the signs on the front.
The signs were copied in plastic by an unknown manufacturer that wanted to cash in on Lesneys success, The copies were sold in sets of six which were mounted on a yellow card which had '"Matchbox" series' and 'Road sign set 'A' or 'B' displayed along the top, These signs had nothing to do with Lesney and were clearly an infringement of the Lesney trademark but have gone on to be collectors items in their own right.
The Lesney roadsign sets in mint and boxed condition are not easy to find and unboxed sets are rarely complete, They were not the greatest of sellers but are keenly sought by collectors,
I believe they were deleted in 1961 or 1962.


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Lot 1550 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A4 set of 8 x Road Signs which are generally Near Mint to Mint in Excellent Pus Moko box. Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 2231 The Norfolk Collection - September 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack No.A4 Set of 8 x Road Signs which are generally Excellent to Mint in Good Plus Moko Lesney blue and yellow carded box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 2508 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A4 set of 8 x metal Road Signs - Excellent to Mint in Good tall type B Moko box with model details to end flaps. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 2507 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A4 set of 8 x metal Road Signs - Excellent to Near Mint in Good Plus to Excellent type B large Moko box with model details to end flaps. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 2506 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - A4 set of 8 x metal Road Signs - all Near Mint to Mint in Good type B small Moko box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70

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Lot 2509 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox Accessory Pack - Road Signs Set B containing 6 x plastic road signs - Good to Excellent, backing card is Good Plus. Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25
(These sets of 6 plastic roadsigns were unofficially copied by manufacturers unknown and were not made by Lesney)