Club and Diecast NEWS Your April read 2024

Once again its time to thank everyone that attended our Spring Toy Fair, it was great to see so many regulars and meet new faces.We were delighted at the turnout and enjoyed seeing what our collectors had purchased.

We were delighted to be able to provide a table for the charity “ Headcase. Supporters, Brian & Elaine manned a table full of Sonic the hedgehog items.   

Scamold - a group of loose Racing Car models.  Condition - Fair

Hammer Price: £200

Estimate: £50 - £70

Brooklin BRK154x 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman 4-door Station Wagon "BCC 2011 Club Special" - blue body, off white roof and doors, "Canine Patrol" 1/160 - Mint with roof sign & light, in Mint box with inner packing.

Hammer Price: £100

Estimate: £50 - £60

Matchbox Regular Wheels 17a Bedford Removals Van - Stannard Code 4 - maroon body with gold trim, metal wheels with flat crimped axles - Good Plus with paint chips to rear edge of body & scratch to roof, in Good Plus to Excellent Type B1 Box.

Hammer Price: £180

Estimate: £60 - £80

Matchbox Regular Wheels 23c Bluebird Dauphine Caravan - Stannard Code 1 - metallic lime green body with Type A thin window pillars, metallic green base with early Type A angled Towbar, 24-tread grey plastic wheels - Near Mint to Mint (very minor casting flaw to edge of roof), in Excellent clean but just a little creased Type B5 box without printers identification. Superb example of this rare issue.

Hammer Price: £600

Estimate: £300 - £360

Matchbox Regular Wheels 25c Bedford TK Aral Tanker - Stannard Code 3 - Excellent with some cracks to tank catwalk paint (quite a common fault with these models), in Near Mint to Mint Type E3 Box. Outstanding condition box!

Hammer Price: £300

Estimate: £150 - £200

Matchbox Major Pack M4 GMC Fruehauf Hopper Train - early labels, grey plastic tyres - Excellent (all 4 labels are worn), in Good to Good Plus scuffed incorrect Type E3 box for King Size model, complete with original inner card packing tray.

Hammer Price: £320

Estimate: £50 - £60

Matchbox Superfast 7d VW Golf Rompin Rabbit FACTORY PRE-PRODUCTION COLOUR TRIAL - metallic emerald green body. clear windows, red interior, bare metal Lesney England base, Maltese Cross wheels - Near Mint with minor factory casting flaw to rear of roof, in Good Plus "New" Type K Box for 7c VW Golf with French text to 1 picture face.

Hammer Price: £220

Estimate: £150 - £200

Matchbox Superfast 8d Rover 3500 FACTORY PRE-PRODUCTION COLOUR TRIAL - metallic silver body, bright red plastic sunroof, clear windows, dark yellow interior, black plastic base, Dot-Dash wheels - Excellent Plus unboxed with some minor Factory casting flaws to body

Hammer Price: £300

Estimate: £240 - £300

Matchbox Superfast 12b Setra Coach MADE IN BRAZIL ISSUE - lime green body with thin rear bumper casting, white plastic roof, turquoise green windows, pale yellow interior, hollow 5-spoke narrow wheels - Good with some play wear which includes 2 cracks with glue associated repairs below windscreen, in Excellent Plus to Near Mint "New" Type G Box.

Hammer Price: £300

Estimate: £70 - £90

Matchbox Superfast 20b Range Rover Police Patrol - RARE LIGHT GOLD PLATED BODY, clear frosted windows, orange spinner & roof light, bare metal base - Excellent (large chip to leading edge of hood), in Excellent 1974 Copyright "New" Type J Box

Hammer Price: £340

Estimate: £80 - £100

Competition subject Construction. 3 Joint winners Brian Dave T John P Winner



Andy P Phil Colin Dave D Kerry F E A T U R E

This superb model display stand was made by one of our club members from folded aluminium to a scale of 1:42 and is a replica of a Triang Spot On display unit. The only one we know about is in the Brighton Museum and is made of cardboard. Click on the image for a closer look at just how good this model is.

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