Rare Matchbox toy lorry originally worth 11p sells for £5,520

Rare Matchbox toy lorry originally worth 11p sells for £5,520

7/31/2021 11:31:00 PM

Rare Matchbox toy lorry originally worth 11p sells for £5,520

A RARE Matchbox toy lorry which originally cost just 11p has sold for a staggering £5,520. The light grey truck is a replica of an Osram Lamp-branded vehicle from 1916. It was produced by Matchbox …

30 Jul 2021A RARE Matchbox toy lorry which originally cost just 11p has sold for a staggering £5,520.The light grey truck is a replica of an Osram Lamp-branded vehicle from 1916.2A rare Matchbox toy lorry from 1961 has sold for £5,520Credit: BNPS

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produced by Matchboxin 1961 for its popular Models of Yesteryear range, retailing for two shillings and three pence — 11p in today’s money.The model is highly sought-after by collectors as it has plastic wheels, which were used on only a few examples at the end of the production run.

If it had the much more common metal wheels, it would only have been worth £20.The logo is of a London-based electric lightbulb company still operating today.Julian Royse, of Vectis Auctions, Stockton-on-Tees, said: “This type of lorry was made from 1956 to 1961, but this example is so valuable because of its black plastic wheels. headtopics.com

“It is safe to say this is one of the highest prices achieved for the Models of Yesteryear range.2The toy would have sold for just £20 if it had the much more common metal wheels

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