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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby ritchie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Looking back 2017, I'm very delighted to have added these 2 interesting items to my collection.

This German language display was the one that exhibited in Chester Toy Museum back then. Got it in Jan 2017 from Stewart Orr.

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A glass tumbler with a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow trapped inside. By comparing the details, I believe it's the exact same one as shown in P.21 of UK Matchbox Club Journal Vol.5 No.1 (Apr 1981). Got it in Mar 2017 from ebay and the seller was our forum member Bob (bobbo13). Coincidently, the person who contributed to the Journal article his name was also Bob. I suppose they are the same Bob? :P

I have another glass tumbler. They are similar except for the big Matchbox logo and the car inside (Lamborghini Countach). Both have HOWW marked at the bottom. And I've seen a couple of these over the years. They all carried the big Matchbox logo. So I think these are the final products. In contrast, the one with Rolls-Royce was very unique. It could be a trial.

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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Posting these here on behalf of Gary (''CLOwY'').

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Hard to find 'D3' box.

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Y6 Bugatti with a White dashboard.
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby ClOwY » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:32 pm

THANKS Kevin ;)
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby Ergomatic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:49 pm

DrJeep wrote:Here's my second - 51c AEC tipper with red Douglas labels, in good play worn condition. To borrow zBret's phrase, a bottom of the barrel find that no-one else noticed. Thin tipper braces and no tow guide. Sorry about the shadows - too dark for a daylight picture, but I think the colour balance is about right.



Very nice, you gave me a new target....
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby leonty24 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:41 pm

Having bought the pre-production snorkel i needed a box ,so whilst at a toyfair did some
searching and found a box the model was not displayed but box with model was a fair
price so it was bought did'nt look at the model until later only to find it had amber
windows and not the normal blue.
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:44 pm

That is typical of how this hobby goes, great story.

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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby DrJeep » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:52 pm

Ergomatic wrote:Very nice, you gave me a new target....


I hope you find one. With only three known, it's looking like one of the rarest regular wheels Matchboxes, which can't possibly be true!
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby radar » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:40 pm

Merry Xmas to all.
A little quiet on the acquisition front this year due to downsizing, minimalism and travelling. Finally acquired real life toy Mustang GT after 50 year wait.

On 1-75 front I now possess a long awaited pair
- Land Rover station wagon in olive colour with yellow horsefloat.
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby Ergomatic » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:41 pm

Hi all,

Here are my two very nice models which I bought in 2017.

Have a good luck in 2018!

Cheers, Peter
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Re: The Very Best of 2017

Postby motorman » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:43 pm

I recognise that Group 6 Peter! :D
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