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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2111 items)

    No box this time and also the model is not pristine. But this model is a bit older and I think it is an interesting and attractive model.
    This is the Bedford Evening News Van which was the first #42 of the series released in 1957 and in the catalog through 1964. In 1965 it was replaced by the Studebaker Lark Stationaire which I posted a few months back.
    The interesting feature about this model is the gray knobby wheels. These were produced from 1958-1961 so that narrows this one down to that period.
    In the early days of Matchbox they had steel wheels and various versions of the gray and silver wheels. These were made in much smaller numbers than those in the later 1960s. A black wheel Matchbox with some paint chips is worth $1-5 but the various gray wheels can be worth much more.

    Comments

    1. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Thomas. Two for Tuesday?
    2. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      buckethead
      mikelv85
      MacDaddyRico
      JImam
      brunswick
      blunderbuss2
    3. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      Wow Fort, showing some very particular knowledge of Matchbox models there. I now know grey, knobby wheels are important. Good stuff!
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. There are also gray fine tread that were out until 1962. Steel wheels are the oldest type.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      nutsabotas6
      Caperkid
      bottle-bud
      vetraio50
      Mrstyndall
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Manikan
      ttomtucker
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you jackart.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      jscott0363
      officialfuel
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you elanski.
    10. roddyq roddyq, 2 years ago
      Great looking van I like the look of the overall played with condition, good info. on the wheels.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much roddyq. This one takes wear well.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    13. dlpetersen, 2 years ago
      I am the type of collector who enjoys a little ware on an item like this. The person or child enjoyed it as much as us.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much dlpetersen. I usually like my Matchbox cars in mint condition but I think this one looks great as is.

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