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Casting #66

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Casting #66

Postby kerbside » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:33 am

66a Citroen D.S.19, issued 1959, length 64mm, box types B and D.
66b Harley Davidson, issued 1962, length 66mm, box type D.
66c Coach (GMC Greyhound), issued 1966, length 76mm, box types E and F.

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The Slanted Decal.

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The square cut Label.

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Re: Casting #66

Postby fintail » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:17 pm

A couple of Citroens with slightly different shades, and different box illustrations (spw with D box would be nice):

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And a couple of Harleys:

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These are different too:

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Re: Casting #66

Postby nearlymint » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:12 am

You both have superb models, thank you both so much.
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Re: Casting #66

Postby kerbside » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:49 pm

Thank you for the showing fintail, your two 66b models are nice I have two but they are both the same as your one on the left :( for me.

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Re: Casting #66

Postby matchbox_n_molars » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:25 pm

George, Fintail,
I wouldn't have even known to look for this variation without you guys bringing it to my attention. Like George, I've got two examples of this model. Until today I just thought of them as the same. I've kept both because one (yellow dot) is from my childhood collection. I has a broken handlebar and rough paint. The other is quite minty. But today when I looked at the bases I see that I actually have two different castings! So which is more common? The one with or without the small triangular corner brace?

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Re: Casting #66

Postby Taniwha » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:49 am

Hooray! An excuse to have more than one Harley! Shame I didn't know about this and sold my spare one a while back...

Mine has the triangular brace, presumably the later casting.

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Re: Casting #66

Postby numi » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:50 am

Code-1 without door brace.
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Re: Casting #66

Postby Brad Pittiful » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:25 am

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Re: Casting #66

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:28 am

So what is it, a Coach or Bus...?

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Re: Casting #66

Postby durangokid » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:16 am

OK, on the 66C Greyhound Coach (Bus), Stannard indicates that with the square end labels were sometimes applied backwards so that the dogs were facing the REAR of the coach. Does anyone have one and a photo? I have been looking for one for quite sometime and have yet to see one.....................

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