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Matchbox King-Size No.K-4 Leyland Tipper Truck

In 1969 Lesney introduced the Matchbox King-Size K-4 Leyland Tipper Truck as a replacement for the GMC Fruehaur Hopper Train. The Leyland tippers all had amber windows, Chromed baseplate & grille and red plastic hubs with black plastic tyres,
The model was initially released with a dark red/maroon cab and chassis with a silver grey tipper body and a 'L E Transport' labels to the sides of the tipper, The labels were later changed for 'Wates' labels. The model was then recoloured to a burnt orange cab with either a pale lime green or metallic lime green tipper and both types had 'Wates' labels, The final version was a promotional issue of 500 pieces made specifically for Wates that was recoloured to pale lime green cab, chassis and tipper with 'Wates' labels that were passed on to his customers. In 1970/71 the orange & metallic lime green model was fitted with superfast wheels and later a powder blue version was also released, The model was packaged in F type window boxes and in 1974 it was replaced by the 'Big new K-4 the 'Big Tipper'.

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Lot 2444 Matchbox - February 26th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "LE Transport" - red cab and chassis, silver back, amber windows, chrome base and grille, red plastic hubs with black tyres - Excellent including blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 20-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30

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Lot 528 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - pale lime green cab, chassis and back, amber windows, red plastic hubs with black tyres, chrome plastic base and grille - Near Mint in Excellent blue and yellow window box (small mark to top where price label has been removed) - nice example of a hard issue to find. Estimate: 260-320 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 380


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Lot 527 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - burnt orange cab and chassis, red plastic hubs with black tyres, amber windows, chrome plastic base and grille, lime green back - Mint superb example in Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 60-80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60


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Lot 526 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - red cab, chassis and plastic hubs with black tyres, amber windows, chrome plastic base and grille, silver back - Excellent including blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 525 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "LE Transport" - red including plastic hubs with black tyres, amber windows, chrome base and grille, silver back - Excellent Plus in Mint blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30


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Lot 1601 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - orange cab and chassis, red plastic hubs with black tyres, amber windows, lime green back - Near Mint in Good Plus blue and yellow window box - still a nice example of a harder issue to find. Estimate: 50-70 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 70


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Lot 1600 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - red cab, chassis and plastic hubs with black tyres, silver back, amber windows - Near Mint in Good to Good Plus blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 25-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 60


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Lot 1599 The California Matchbox Collection - March 10th, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "LE Transport" - red cab, chassis and plastic hubs with black tyres, amber windows, silver back - Mint in Good Plus to Excellent blue and yellow window box. Estimate: 25-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 20


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Lot 2567 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K4 Leyland Tipper Truck - burnt orange cab and chassis, metallic lime green tipper body - Near Mint in Good Plus pictorial window box (inner tray damaged) rare transitional model in later issue Superkings colours. Estimate: 80-100 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 110


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Lot 2566 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - burnt orange cab and chassis, pale lime green tipper body - Mint in generally Excellent pictorial window box (perspex distorted). Estimate: 40-50 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80


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Lot 2565 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 12th, 2007 Matchbox King-Size - K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - pale lime green - Near Mint (chip to cab roof) in Excellent to Excellent Plus pictorial window box. Estimate: 140-180 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 360


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Lot 1607 The Ron Slyder Collection - April 11th, 2007 Matchbox Superkings - No.K4 Leyland Tipping Truck "Wates" - orange cab and chassis, lime green back, dark metallic green base and grille, amber windows - Mint in Good Plus to Excellent window box. Estimate: 30-40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 20


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Lot 996 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - burnt orange cab and chassis, metallic lime green tipper body, red plastic hubs - Near Mint to Mint in Excellent Plus pictorial window box (minor tear to perspex). Rare transitional model in later issue Superkings colours. Estimate: 80 -120 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 160


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Lot 995 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - burnt orange cab and chassis, pale lime green tipper body - Near Mint in Excellent Plus pictorial window box. Estimate: 60 -80 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 100


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Lot 994 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - pale lime green cab, chassis and tipper body - Mint in Near Mint pictorial window box. Estimate: 150 -200 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 320


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Lot 993 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "Wates" - maroon cab and chassis, metallic silver tipper body - Near Mint in Good Plus pictorial window box with correct illustration of model. Estimate: 40 -60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 80


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Lot 992 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K4 Leyland Tipper Truck "LE Transport" - maroon cab and chassis, metallic silver tipper body - Excellent to Excellent Plus in Excellent pictorial window box with correct illustration of model. Estimate: 30 -40 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 30