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Matchbox King-Size No.K-4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train

The Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train was originally number M-4 in the Major pack range until the Major series was deleted in 1967 and the Fruehauf was moved to the King size range, The Tractor unit had a dark red painted cab with silver trim to the headlights and front bumper, It had a black baseplate and light green tinted plastic windows and it was fitted with red plastic hubs as were the twin trailers and the spare wheel affixed to the back of the cab,
The Trailers were painted silver all over including the pair of opening metal doors fitted to the underneath of both trailers and the sides of the Hoppers had red and white 'Fruehauf' labels, One trailer was permanantly attached to the Tractor unit and the other had a white plastic eye that was used to attach it to the back of the first trailer. There seems to be just one variation and that concerns the tyres which are usually found in black plastic but grey tyres have occasionally been found on this model,
The Fruehauf was packaged in E and F type boxes with the F type being window boxes, It was replaced by the Leyland Tipper in 1969.

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Lot 7074 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Fruehauf Hopper Train - red including plastic hubs with black tyres, silver hoppers, with correct No.K4 baseplates - Good Plus to Excellent in Good Plus carded picture box - nice example that still displays well. Estimate: 50-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70

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Lot 3869 Other Manufacturers - May 20th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Fruehauf Hopper Train - red including plastic hubs with black tyres, silver Hoppers (all have correct baseplates) - Excellent Plus in Good Plus carded box. Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 3546 Further Matchbox - April 28th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - red including plastic hubs with black tyres, silver hoppers with correct No.K4 baseplates - Near Mint in Good Plus colour detailed picture box with pull-out sleeve - see photo. Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 524 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - red cab and plastic hubs with black tyres, silver hoppers with correct K4 bases - Near Mint including blue and yellow window box, inner pictorial stand is Mint - nice example. Estimate: 70-100 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 523 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - red including plastic hubs with black tyres, silver hoppers with correct K4 baseplates - Near Mint in Good Plus colour detailed picture box with pullout sleeve - displays well. Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 2153 Matchbox Magic 21 - June 24th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 "Fruehauf" Hopper Train - maroon cab, silver trailers, red plastic hubs with black tyres - although overall condition is generally Mint does have very small stress crack to rear of nearside window in Excellent Plus blue and yellow window box, inner pictorial stand is Mint - still a nice example that displays well. Estimate: 70-90 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 1514 Matchbox - May 13th, 2008 Matchbox Major Pack No.M4 Fruehauf Hopper Train - dark red, silver, red plastic hubs with black tyres - Near Mint, inner carded tray and packing card are Good Plus, outer carded sleeve is Good to Good Plus. Estimate: 60-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 45


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Lot 1598 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - red cab and plastic hubs with black tyres, silver - Mint including inner pictorial card, outer blue and yellow window box is Excellent. Estimate: 60-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 35


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Lot 2564 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - correct King-Size baseplate - Mint in Good Plus window box with pictorial inner card tray. Estimate: 40-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 2563 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - correct King-Size baseplate - Mint in Good slide out sleeve detailed colour picture box complete with inner card packing. Estimate: 50-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 990 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - correct K4 baseplates, grey plastic tyres - Excellent in Excellent Plus window box with pictorial inner card tray. Estimate: 60 -80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 130