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Welcome to our February round up of diecast news. Without doubt the main talking point has to be the new Corgi Catalogue for Jan - April 2023

Corgi have said that “ 2023 will be Corgi’s most exciting year in a very long time “ and having had a good look at what is to come, I would


agree whole heartily. One has to assume that the measures that Hornby CEO Lyndon Davies has taken to get the company back on track have paid dividends and Corgi are now benefiting from more investment in new tooling and models. New Tooling is what we collectors have been crying out for and there are several crackers to come. My favourites are all in 1:43 scale, starting with the Ford Transit Custom Sport in eye catching orange, followed by the Ford     

Ranger Raptor Special Edition. Finally as a motor sport fan, the Formula E Gen 3 in championship livery will appeal to many race fans and is one model that I intend to pre-order.

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear "The Yesteryear Book 1956 - 2000 Millennium Edition" - this hardback issue covering the full range of Matchbox Models of Yesteryear - condition is generally Mint unmarked in a Good outer brown transit carton.

Estimate: £50 - £70

Price Realised: £100

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe - metallic gold body, black grille and seats, metallic purple chassis, front and rear bumpers with model numbers cast but without raised tabs and held into position by different sized rivets, brass 24-spoke wheels - Near Mint a clean bright example in a Fair to Good type G box.

Estimate: £400 - £600

Price Realised: £380

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y8 1914 Sunbeam Motorcycle and Milford Sidecar - red body with cast shut front forks and sidecar with axle brace, dark red plastic sidecar seat and mid-blue plastic motorcycle seat, bare metal 26-spoke wheels - loosely assembled for display purposes only, not factory finished - Excellent unboxed.

Estimate: £60 - £80

Price Realised: £520

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y16 1904 Spyker Tourer - rare maroon body without gold trim, dark green seats, brass 12-spoke wheels with black knobbly tyres and with single ejector ring mark on base under rear axle - extremely rare - usual loose seats, a few small chips on raised edges but overall clean and bright, displays well - Good Plus unboxed.

Estimate: £500 - £700

Price Realised: £1,300

Corgi a boxed Hauliers of Renown group to include CC13741 Scania R (Rear Tag) Log Trailer 'McFadyens Transport Ltd' Campbeltown Scotland, CC15507 Volvo F12 3 Axle Low Loader 'Cadzow Transport' Glasgow Scotland & CC13766 Scania R Log Trailer 'Coille Haulage Ltd'. Conditions generally appear Excellent to Mint in generally Excellent to Near Mint boxes. (3)

Estimate: £50 - £60

Price Realised: £280

Corgi a boxed 1/32 scale Aviation Archive 1/32nd scale AA34909 Messerschmitt BF109 G-2 "Black 6 RAF Museum, Hendon". Conditions generally appear Near Mint to Mint in generally Excellent box.

Estimate: £50 - £60

Price Realised: £160

A Corgi Major boxed (mailer box) 1151 Truck/Trailer Scammell Handyman with white cab, blue trailer "Co-Op" - please note this comes with the correct outer brown mailer box. Condition of the model does generally appear to be Good in generally Fair, as stated, original outer mailer box. (1)

Estimate: £80 - £90

Price Realised: £100

Mattel Hot Wheels unboxed "Rrrumblers" comprising of "Preying Menace" complete with Guide which appears to be Good (would benefit from a further clean). (1)

Estimate: £40 - £50

Price Realised: £160

Corgi a boxed 1/50th scale CC11914 (JCB) ERF EC Nooteboom step frame trailer and JS220 Excavator "JCB" with numbered certificate 0047 of 1510 produced and generally appears to be Near Mint to Mint although not checked for completeness in generally Good Plus to Excellent outer box and Good outer cardboard slip case.

Estimate: £50 - £60

Price Realised: £110

Aviation fans are not left out in the new tooling stakes with two Supermarine Spitfires in 1:72 scale to look forward too. In addition, there are lots of new variations of previous models including a super model of a Limited Edition Avro Lancaster B111 special in 1:72 scale and a lovely version of the RAF Bristol Beaufort Mk1 ( Admiral Hipper ).

Looking a little further down the line, there is mention of two classic Ford Fastbacks to come in the form of the Capri Mk2 and the Ford Mustang Mk6. Not only that but there is a new range inspired by heavy metal bands, Iron Maiden and Motorhead, plus a new range of Star Trek models. Phew ! They have been busy.

The Pop Culture collection is full of interesting news, and very welcome is a mention of the first Wallace & Gromit model. Added to that we have a James Bond Q glider from “ No time to die “ and a new model of the Stingray submarine. Not content with those amazing models, there is a highly detailed model of the Triumph Trophy TR6 motorcycle.