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Matchbox King-Size No.K-1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel

Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel was the first of the new Matchbox King-Size models to be released in 1960, This one was always painted yellow although the colour shades can vary, It had a seperately cast shovel and arms which were attached by an axle pin which allowed the shovel to be raised. It also had silver trim applied to the grille at the front, The wheels were black painted metal fitted with grey plastic tyres. The very earliest models were released without any text cast in to the base which is quite a difficult variation to find and I think most collectors would probably class it as a pre-production model, It was packaged in a C type box which show a line drawing of the model or later issues were in a D type box which had a full colour illustration of the model. Apart from the version without text to the baseplate it is a fairly common model that is not to hard to find. It was deleted in 1963 to make way for the Tipper Truck.

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Lot 383 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black metal wheels with grey plastic tyres, silver trim - Near Mint in Good Plus Lesney carded picture box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60

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Lot 382 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black metal wheels with grey plastic tyres, silver trim - Excellent Plus (does have some small touch up marks) in Good Lesney carded box (does have large puncture hole to one side). Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 15


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Lot 2151 The Maryland Matchbox Collection - August 19th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black cast hubs with grey tyres, no text to baseplate - Excellent in Good Plus Lesney carded box and No.K3 Caterpillar D9 Bulldozer - yellow, dark red engine, bare metal rollers with green rubber tracks - Excellent Plus in Good Plus Lesney carded box. (2) Estimate: 70-90 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 140


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Lot 7423 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection 2 - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black metal wheels with grey tyres - Good Plus in Good Lesney box. Estimate: 20-25 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 15


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Lot 3544 Further Matchbox - April 28th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow body, black metal wheels with grey tyres - Excellent including Lesney box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 498 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black metal wheels with grey plastic tyres - Near Mint in Excellent colour picture box. Estimate: 40-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70


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Lot 497 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow (upper cast body in bright yellow, lower cast body in dark yellow), black metal wheels with grey plastic tyres - Mint apart from a couple of very minor factory marks in Good Plus Lesney box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 496 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow body, black metal wheels with grey plastic tyres - Excellent in Excellent Lesney box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 1590 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black metal wheels with grey rubber tyres - Mint in Excellent Plus Lesney box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 651 The David Kenney Manhattan Collection - Part III - December 11th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size No.K1 Weatherill Hydraulic Shovel - yellow, black hubs with grey tyres - although overall condition is Mint (does require slight attention in cleaning) in Good Plus to Excellent all carded Lesney box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50