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Matchbox King-Size No.K-23 Mercury Commuter Police Car

The Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-23 Mercury Commuter Police Car joined the range in 1969, It was a very similar model to the one that had joined the 1-75 series towards the end of 1968 but itwas scaled up and of course the dog was removed from he cargo area, The model was painted white, it had a red plastic interior and blue roof beacons, The windows were clear plastic and it had a set of 'Highway Patrol' labels and the roof sported a pair of silver plated air horns, The silver plated baseplate included the grille and headlight detail and it had chrome plated metal hubs with black rubber tyres, The rubber tyres were fitted to increase the grip from the front tyres to enable the 'True Guide Steering' to function correctly. To add some realism the car had opening front doors, a tow hook and working suspension, It was packaged in F type window boxes with header card and there were no known variations but pre production models in yellow with a white interior are known to exist which are basically the same as the production model but they did not have the labels applied. In 1971 it joined the 'Speed King' range when it was fitted with superfast wheels and in 1974 it was replaced by the 'Hoch & Tief' Low Loader.

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Lot 433 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K23 Mercury "Police" Car - white, red interior and tow hook, blue roof-light, chrome hubs - Near Mint (couple of minor factory marks) in Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 432 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K23 Mercury "Police" Car - white, red interior and tow hook, blue roof-light, chrome hubs - Good Plus still displays well in Good Plus blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 20-25 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 584 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K23 Mercury Commuter "Highway Patrol Police" Car - white, red interior, blue roof-light, chrome hubs - Mint nice example in Good Plus blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 1638 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K23 Mercury Commuter "Highway Patrol Police" Car - white body, red interior and tow hook, blue roof-light, chrome hubs with black tyres - Mint in Good Plus to Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 2608 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K23 Mercury Commuter Police Car - white, red interior - Excellent (some damage to one rear hub) in Excellent Plus pictorial window box. Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 487 Matchbox - November 6th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K23 Mercury Police Car pre-production colour trial - yellow, ivory interior, chrome plastic hubs. Estimate: 300-400 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 500


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Lot 1276 The Ron Slyder Collection - October 10th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K23 Mercury Commuter Highway Patrol Police Car - Excellent (front hubs have reacted with tyres) in Near Mint pictorial window box. Estimate: 20-30 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 1079 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K23 Mercury Commuter Police Car - Near Mint in Excellent Plus to Near Mint pictorial window box. Estimate: 30 -40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45