To the Victor belong the spoils
Matchbox Sale, Vectis, Thornaby, Yorkshire, 26 April
A rare red-bodied Matchbox Regular Wheels No.45a Vauxhall Victor sold for £2600 at the Vectis Matchbox Sale on 26 April. Estimated at £1-1.2k, it had once been fixed to a model railway layout judging by the glue on the wheels but still achieved a price that some readers won’t have paid for the real thing!
The sale also included several unique items from the collection of a former Matchbox employee, plus models from other big collections. A Superfast No.29b racing Mini preproduction colour trial example also made £2600, while a Regular Wheels No.31c Lincoln Continental reached £2500. ■ www.vectis.co.uk