I saw this model at Drybridge Market. A Matchbox Model of Yesteryear, usually this model is turquoise. I’d never seen one in yellow. I posted a picture on a Facebook forum for Matchbox models “MCCH – The Matchbox Collectors Community Hall“, I got a reply from Steve Powell, one of the members “Something strange about it……..the bright metal parts are also normally gold and the fuel tank a brass colour………only ones i’ve seen plated were on gift set ash trays etc……….and then the entire model was chrome except for tyres and roof.”
On further investigation, I turned the model over, where there are usually rivets there were screws, suggesting it had been taken apart.
Whoever repainted it did a good job, although it means I don’t have a valuable rarity. It cost me 25 lari ($10.30), which is what I would usually pay for Yesteryear models, so I’m not out of pocket.
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