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Matchbox King-Size No.K-K4 McCormick B250 Tractor

The Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-4 McCormick International B250 Tractor was introduced in 1960, It was always painted a darkish red and each side of the engine cover carried decals for "McCormick International B250" which come in two sizes which could have thin or thick white lettering, The wheel hubs were either red, orange or green. Metal hubs on the early issues and plastic on the later ones and some issues had a mix of plastic and metal, All versions were fitted with black plastic tyres and the version with orange hubs is quite rare and will fetch a premium. I believe there was only one casting modification and that was to the towing hook which was thickened on the later issues, The tractor was packaged in C, D and E type boxes, It was deleted in 1967 to be replaced by the GMC Tractor and Hopper train.


above: a very unusual K-4 that is believed to be a pre production model, Note that it has unlisted white painted metal hubs and the decal does not have the white circle and 'B 250' that is found on the regular issue, From the Michael Bez collection,
Photo courtesy Michael Bez

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Lot 395 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red including plastic hubs, large tow hook and decals, without silver head-lights - Excellent Plus in Good to Good Plus type C Lesney colour picture box. Estimate: 30-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 394 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red, green hubs with black tyres, silver head-lights, small hook and thin decals - Excellent Plus in Good Lesney carded picture box. Estimate: 30-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 393 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red, green hubs with black tyres, early small hook and thin decals - Excellent Plus in Good Plus to Excellent Lesney box. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 7073 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red including hubs with black tyres - Near Mint nice example in Fair Lesney carded box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 25


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Lot 7072 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red, silver head-lamps, green hubs with black tyres - Near Mint in Excellent carded Lesney box (does have some small creases). Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 7071 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red including head-lights, green hubs with black tyres - Good Plus in Good carded Lesney box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 20


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Lot 2443 Matchbox - February 26th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International Tractor - red including plastic hubs with black tyres - Excellent Plus in Good Plus carded colour picture box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 522 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red, orange plastic hubs with black tyres, large hook, thick decals, vent hole to base - Mint superb example in Near Mint detailed colour picture box. Estimate: 110-130 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 100


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Lot 521 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red including plastic hubs with black tyres, large hook, thick decals - Mint in Near Mint detailed colour picture box - nice example. Estimate: 70-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 520 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red including hubs (plastic to front) with black tyres, large hook, small decals - Near Mint (a couple of very small marks around hubs) in Good colour picture box illustrating model with green hubs. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60


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Lot 519 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red including hubs with black tyres, large hook, thin decals - Excellent (very slight damage to steering wheel) in Excellent colour picture box illustrating model with green hubs. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 518 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 McCormick International B250 Tractor - red, green hubs with black tyres, small hook, thin decals - Near Mint in Good to Good Plus Lesney box. Estimate: 60-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40