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Matchbox King-Size No.K-8 Scammell 6 x 6 Prime Mover, Low Loader Trailer & Caterpillar D9

The Lesney Matchbox King-Size K-8 Scammell 6 x 6 Prime Mover with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 joined the range in 1962 and has proved to be a collectors favourite, The Scammell tractor unit and its trailer were always painted orange and the grille on the Scammell was trimmed in silver, The Scammell baseplate is usually silver but examples with black baseplates are known, This was also the first King-Size model to feature plastic windows, The Caterpillar D9 was actually a K-3 without the dozer blade, It was painted yellow with a red engine and had the usual green rubber tracks,
All three vehicles can be found with unpainted metal wheels or rollers on the early models or red plastic wheels & rollers on the later issues. The earliest models had square door decals on the Scammell and longer trailer decals that read 'Laing' which also had 'Civil Engineering Contractors' written alongside in very small lettering, Later issues just had 'Laing' to the trailer sides and the last issues had this written in much thicker letters but on a shorter decal. The set was packaged in D and E type boxes and was replaced by the Guy Warrior Car Transporter in 1967. Laings were a well known British Civil Engineering Construction Company that actually built Lesneys modern Lee Conservancy road factory in 1965.

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Lot 403 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Truck and Trailer finished in orange, red plastic hubs with black tyres "Laing" thin decals, Caterpillar Tractor is finished in yellow, red engine and plastic hubs with green rubber tracks (very slightly hardened) - overall condition is generally Excellent although does have some small touch up marks in Good Lesney carded picture box (grubby around edges) - missing inner packing. Estimate: 80-110 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50

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Lot 402 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Truck and Trailer finished in orange, bare metal hubs with black tyres, thin "Laing" decals, Caterpillar Tractor is finished in yellow, red engine, bare metal rollers with green rubber tracks - conditions are generally Excellent to Excellent Plus in Good Lesney carded picture box, with inner packing card. Estimate: 100-120 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 120


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Lot 401 Matchbox - September 8th, 2009 Matchbox King Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Tractor finished in orange including trailer with bare metal hubs, black tyres, large "Laing" decals - Caterpillar Heavy Tractor is finished in yellow, red engine, bare metal rollers with green rubber tracks (have slightly hardened) - otherwise conditions are generally Good Plus to Excellent - unboxed. Estimate: 40-60 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 50


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Lot 2155 The Maryland Matchbox Collection - August 19th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Prime Mover with Trailer "Laing" - orange, red plastic hubs with black tyres complete with Caterpillar Tractor - yellow, dark red engine, bright red plastic rollers with green rubber tracks (have hardened) - otherwise condition generally Good Plus to Excellent in Good Plus Lesney carded picture box (missing inner packing card). Estimate: 80-110 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 90


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Lot 7430 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection 2 - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 "Laing Scammell 6 x 6 Tractor with Trailer and Caterpillar load - orange, bare metal hubs with black tyres - overall condition is generally Good Plus (does have retouching), Caterpillar finished in yellow with dark red engine, metal rollers with green rubber tracks (badly perished) - Good Plus, outer carded box is Good (missing inner packing card). Estimate: 80-110 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 40


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Lot 7080 The Flanders Fields Matchbox Collection - June 30th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Lowloader "Laing" and Caterpillar No.D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Tractor and Trailer finished in orange with bare metal hubs, black tyres, Caterpillar Heavy tractor - finished in yellow with dark red engine, metal rollers and green rubber tracks - condition is generally Excellent Plus to Near Mint in Good Plus carded picture box - nice example. Estimate: 130-150 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 180


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Lot 3548 Further Matchbox - April 28th, 2009 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Tractor and Trailer finished in orange with red plastic hubs and black tyres "Laing" side decals - Excellent Plus and Caterpillar Heavy Tractor - dark yellow, dark red engine, red plastic rollers with green rubber tracks - overall condition is Excellent (although tracks have hardened) - detailed colour picture box is Good Plus (slightly faded to one side) complete with pull-out carded sleeve. Estimate: 100-130 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 130


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Lot 541 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor load - Scammell Tractor and Trailer finished in orange with red plastic hubs and black tyres, "Laing" side decals - Excellent Plus and Caterpillar Heavy Tractor - dark yellow, dark red engine, red plastic rollers with green rubber tracks - overall condition is Excellent (although tracks have hardened), detailed colour picture box is Good Plus (slightly faded to one side) complete with pull out carded sleeve. Estimate: 140-150 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 100


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Lot 540 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Tractor and Trailer finished in orange with red plastic hubs and black tyres "Laing" side decals - Excellent Plus and Caterpillar Heavy Tractor - yellow, dark red engine, orange plastic rollers with green rubber tracks - although overall condition is Near Mint tracks have hardened in Good detailed colour picture box with pullout sleeve. Estimate: 130-160 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 120


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Lot 539 Matchbox - December 2nd, 2008 Matchbox King-Size No.K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor load - Scammell Tractor and Trailer finished in orange with bare metal hubs, yellow and black "Laing" side decals - overall condition is generally Excellent although does require attention in cleaning, Caterpillar Heavy Tractor finished in yellow with dark red engine, red plastic rollers with green rubber tracks - overall condition is generally Near Mint (does require attention in cleaning), outer carded picture box with pull-out sleeve is Good Plus. Estimate: 130-160 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 100


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Lot 1015 Matchbox Magic 14 - April 5th, 2006 Matchbox King-Size K8 Scammell 6 x 6 Ballast Tractor with Low Loader Trailer and Caterpillar D9 Heavy Tractor Load - Scammell Tractor has thick print rear Laing decals and early square door decals, Trailer has early "Laing Civil Engineering Contractors" decals, both have bare metal hubs, Caterpillar Heavy Tractor has bare metal rollers, original but badly perished green rubber tracks - Good Plus to Excellent in generally Good colour picture box illustrating Trailer with correct decals although box does have tears to ends. Estimate: 120 -150 Bidding is now closed on this item Price Realised: 130