Collectors Items, including Great War Crested China & Period Costume | 26 February 2013
A rare Matchbox 1-75 series No.
A rare Matchbox 1-75 series No.5, London Bus, with 'Fremlins' adverts, red with a copper-coloured radiator, grey plastic wheels, mint, boxed, the box good.
Note: This model has unrecorded but professionally produced printed advertisements and is believed to be a Code 2 release dating to circa 1960. It utilizes the larger of the two London Bus castings, of 57mm in length, with the later plastic wheels. Evidently of restricted availability it is unclear whether the model was finished in its entirety by Matchbox, or modified by a third party with the manufacturer's consent. It is understood that these models were distributed by Fremlins brewery, in their original unaltered Matchbox boxes, to selected corporate customers.
Provenance: A former Fremlins brewery company representative, thence by descent.
Tuesday 26 February 2013, 10.00am
Bristol Auction Rooms
St. John's Place
23rd February 9.30am – 1.00pm
25th February 9.30am - 6.00pm
Morning of sale from 9.00am