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Worth 50p each?

Postby DrJeep » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:22 pm

I think the main reason I bought these is pretty obvious but there are a few other good things here too, among the broken and worn. Sadly, the ice cream vans, Land Rover fire engines, taxi and the fire chief car all have normal black wheels and both Iso Grifos have a blue interior. Let me know if you want more detailed pictures!
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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby matchboxkiwi » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:38 pm

You bought them for the regular wheel MB 9 colour trial red boat trailer!
The Iso's I thought the white interior was the one to have?
If you sit the black wheeled taxi in the sun long enough the wheels may go grey!

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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby DrJeep » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:29 pm

if only...

Sadly, the red trailer is the only non-Matchbox in the lot - it's Playart and presumably not very interesting (though if someone wants it, let me know!).

The Iso's are the non-rare (i.e. common!) blue interior. The taxi is quite interesting - it's orange, body 2 (Xs inside the real wheel arches) cream interior but with a label, not decal. I don't think it's listed. Correction - I've looked more closely and it's body 4, so not so interesting after all!
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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby Malibu » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:42 am

Of course the models are 50 pence worth each.
I think you bought it mainly because of the 26b with grey barrel.

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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby DrJeep » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:34 am

You're right, of course. It's lost a bit of paint and there's a small crack in the barrel that looks worse in the picture, but it's definitely original and I like it.

There are some other nice things too...
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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby matchboxkiwi » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:54 am

Playart did make some copies of Matchbox models and I have a funny idea the boat and trailer were one of them.
Didn't notice the cement mixer. Good spotting. My prize regular wheels are all chipped. A far better chance I feel of them being genuine.
Unfortunately I don't have funds for the big ticket items which makes it more challenging and fun when you find one like yours.

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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby zBret » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:00 am

The 19d Lotus in orange is always a nice find :)

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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:36 pm

The aston martin with gpw is a good find too :D ,i was watching this auction,but i already have a couple of grey barrel mixers,i did win the guys cheapest lot at £8.27 :D ,there was an arbur truck cab in it which i wanted.
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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby DrJeep » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:28 pm

these two? The Aston has definitely seen better days but I'm pleased with it in metallic red. The Lotus is good except for the missing driver.

I had a look at his other lots too - I like the Benbros 1904 Vauxhall still with its steering wheel, but I think the wheels have been painted black?
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Re: Worth 50p each?

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:38 pm

MOKOSEX wrote:The aston martin with gpw is a good find too :D ,i was watching this auction,but i already have a couple of grey barrel mixers,i did win the guys cheapest lot at £8.27 :D ,there was an arbur truck cab in it which i wanted.
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Well spotted Dave on the 'ARBUR' Truck Cab. Does it have smooth Brass wheels, a common feature on many Arbur vehicles. Not a lot of anything from this company turns up for adding to One's collection.

Looks like a Charbens Vauxhall in Yellow and a Lone-Star Beach Buggy on the front row. The Buggy is always nice to secure.

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