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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Taniwha » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:49 am

George,

My "15" was a mere estimate, and clearly over-egging it! I went to check, and including the 5 "Regular" models which were always without new, I have just 10 out of around 105 - so less than 10%

The other 5 I have without "New" are:

23 VW Camper
34 Formula 1
45 Ford Group 6
50 Kennel Truck
69 Rolls Royce

All of these are long runners without H or I boxes except the Group 6, which supports Johnny's theory. I note that all three picture variations of the 58 Girder Truck in my collection have "New".

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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:50 pm

Here is my #24 without 'NEW' on the end-flaps.

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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Rob » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:36 pm

Been going through things for Sandown and come across this mint 29 b Racing Mini G box without NEW to endflaps, looks great.
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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Rob » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:54 pm

Found 4 more
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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Johnny Pimp » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:22 pm

Nice boxes, Rob!

I'd say that the Racing Mini and Ford Group 6 boxes are hard to find.

The Ford Pick-Up and Mercury Commuter are less common than the 'NEW' boxes but can be found in reasonable numbers, while the Rat Rod is probably the most common of the five you've shown.
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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Rob » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:46 pm

Johnny Pimp wrote:Nice boxes, Rob!

I'd say that the Racing Mini and Ford Group 6 boxes are hard to find.

The Ford Pick-Up and Mercury Commuter are less common than the 'NEW' boxes but can be found in reasonable numbers, while the Rat Rod is probably the most common of the five you've shown.



Hi John, thanks for the comments. I have been going through my boxes and found 4 more without NEW to endflaps...
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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Johnny Pimp » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:30 pm

Well, it looks as though I can stop ticking. For the time being anyway.

After what seems like an eternity, I've got my hands on a 25 Ford Cortina GT 'G' box without 'NEW' to the end flaps: -

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It isn't perfect but as the old saying goes, condition only matters when you've already got one.

Christian Falkensteiner lists a 48 Dodge Dumper without 'NEW' on his website but there isn't a scan of it, suggesting he doesn't have one in his collection. The listing states that it has red 'TM' marks which would make it an earlier variant. If it does exist, it must therefore be an error piece as the later boxes without 'TM' retained the 'NEW' designation.
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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Rob » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:56 pm

Great find with the Cortina John, I will keep an eye out now for that one. I know the 48 Dodge Dumper Truck exists with both NEW and without NEW, I will try and get a photo for here so we can all see it.
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Re: Still ticking of the 'G' boxes

Postby Johnny Pimp » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:46 am

Rob wrote:I know the 48 Dodge Dumper Truck exists with both NEW and without NEW, I will try and get a photo for here so we can all see it.


Hi Rob,

I was aware that there were 'I' box variations with and without 'NEW'.

Be interesting to see a similar 'G' box, even if it means that I have to add another to my tick list!
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