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Casting #51

Postby kerbside » Fri May 15, 2015 7:41 am

51a Albion Chieftain, issued 1958, length 63mm, box types B-C and D.
51b Trailer (Tipper), issued 1964, length 66mm, box type E.
51c 8 Wheel Tipper (AEC), issued 1969, length 76mm, box type F.

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Re: Casting #51

Postby mbox2000 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:38 pm

George, Is the orange 51c with Pointer labels an actual factory release or an accident/one-off? Still looking for the white grille version. They don't come up often. Great pics. Jay
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Re: Casting #51

Postby fintail » Sat May 16, 2015 1:24 am

My 51s:

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And one without decals, don't know if it is error or original owner:

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Re: Casting #51

Postby Idris » Sat May 16, 2015 8:31 am

mbox2000 wrote:George, Is the orange 51c with Pointer labels an actual factory release or an accident/one-off?


I've always had my doubts about this one. What do others think? Can anyone provide shop-bought provenance?
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Re: Casting #51

Postby kerbside » Sat May 16, 2015 12:52 pm

I bought my Orange model Pointer from a well known dealer about 1992, and he is still going today. I paid no more for it than the Yellow Douglas model at the time as I bought that one as well.

I have seen this one for sale quite a few times, and as the Pointer label was issued last there could have been a few Orange models left in storage, and not to waste any money Matchbox just used them up, after all these were only sold as toys and knowing Matchbox any thing is possible when it comes to money (profit).

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Re: Casting #51

Postby matchbox_n_molars » Sun May 17, 2015 10:25 pm

Rook DeCoster, a well-regarded Chicago-area collector, has the orange truck with "Pointer" labels that he insists he bought straight from the hobby shop himself as a boy. Rook is a straight shooter. I have no reason to doubt this variation's authenticity.

If you look closely in this picture I took at Rook's house a couple of years back you'll see the orange dump truck in the far upper left corner.

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Re: Casting #51

Postby kerbside » Mon May 18, 2015 8:59 am

Hello Hugh well the post from Greg (molars) must have put your doubts aside about the Orange Pointer, I see you have not commented about the post as yet.

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Re: Casting #51

Postby Idris » Mon May 18, 2015 9:18 am

matchbox_n_molars wrote:Rook DeCoster, a well-regarded Chicago-area collector, has the orange truck with "Pointer" labels that he insists he bought straight from the hobby shop himself as a boy. Rook is a straight shooter. I have no reason to doubt this variation's authenticity.


kerbside wrote:Hello Hugh well the post from Greg (molars) must have put your doubts aside about the Orange Pointer, I see you have not commented about the post as yet.

George T.


Yes, I'm more than happy with that as provenance for this variation, and I therefore hereby completely and unequivocally withdraw my doubts!
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Re: Casting #51

Postby Diecast » Mon May 18, 2015 6:36 pm

I can also confirm the nice George´s variation of the Orange Pointer
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Re: Casting #51

Postby Brad Pittiful » Mon May 18, 2015 7:51 pm

the past few months someone on ebay has been trying to sell the orange 8 wheel tipper with the pointer label on it...started at $850 usd...now its $800 usd
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