Classy Corgis at Vectis



No.38 Rallye Monte Carlo

The upcoming Vectis sale on the 18th August features some of the best Corgi Toys Vectis the company has offered in one sale for quite some time.

The sale starts with The Jersey Collection Part I, 98 lots of cars, commercials and gift sets. Lot 1062 is a rare example of a No.345 MGC GT competition model with orange body, usually found in red livery. There are eleven impressive gift sets in this section, to include No.GS6 Rocket Age Gift Set, No.GS42 Car Transporter and No.38 Rallye Monte Carlo, all very nice examples.

There is another private owner Corgi Collection where the highlight has to be No.314 Ferrari Berlinetta 250 le Mans – gold plated finish with blue tinted windows, wire wheels and black tyres, this is one of only 3 produced by Corgi as a special factory issue. One for Enzo Ferrarri, another for Neal Eason Gibson the Head of the RAC and this example which originally belonged to Marcel Van Cleemput. A superb example of a rare hard to find issue that comes complete with Provenance.

There are further models from the Marcel Van Cleemput sale which was held in Germany in August 2000. A No.302 Hillman Hunter “London to Sydney Marathon Winner” pre-production, No.421 Land Rover “10 Million Corgi Land Rover”, a handful of these models were made for publicity purposes and this is the model featured on page 345 from The Great Book of Corgi. Prototype models from the same sale includes probably one of the earliest wooden prototypes known to Corgi Toys, the licence plate shows the initials of the model maker FJR and the year 1956 – No.203 Vauxhall Velox.

In all over 450 lots of Corgi, boxed and unboxed, with prices to suit all pockets. A great opportunity for those just starting out collecting Corgi and those waiting for that elusive example.

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