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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2598 items)

    One of our local Antique shops advertised they had a bunch of vintage Matchbox on FB so I had to stop by and see. I knew this was the one I wanted but I had to check price and condition. Both were great so here it is.
    This is the MG-1 Service Station. Not exactly sure when it was released but the pump set (sold separately) was first sold in 1963. The pump set was sold through 1967 so likely the service station was sold through 1967 too. Close to that at least. The service station was sold without the pumps and the tall BP sign. It came just as seen in photo #2.
    Some notes on the set. It is surprisingly small. The is the exact size of a mouse pad. But by being two stories tall it has a bit more space. Plus the clear plastic makes it great for displaying the models. As seen in photo #2 the cars drive up a ramp in the back to get to the top. Requires hand power and making motor noise. There is a staircase in the center so the pretend people can go up or down.
    Perhaps the best point about this set is the style. Lots of style going on here. The curved plastic/glass is a nice touch and yes you have to love the colors on this.
    Got a great price on this so I must go back and get more but then again I still need a GI Joe Desert Attack Jeep.

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    Comments

    1. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Wow! That is super nice!
    2. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      I didn't know they made a service station back then. It's in great shape and you're right about the windows adding to the effect. Nice score and a great Matchbox Monday share, kudos.
    3. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Fantastic service station, what an intricate & cool design
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much kwqd.

      Thank you very much Toyrebel. It's going to be tough to top this one.

      Thank you very much Newfld.

      And thank you very much nutsabotas6. vroommm putt putt put.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Toyrebel
      kwqd
      vetraio50
      Newfld
      Caperkid
      fattytail
      TheGateKeeper
      Lata
      vintagegirl66
      shughs
      Brunswick
      McCoyNelson
      elanski
      nutsabotas6
      Mrstyndall
      rustyboltz
      purvis
      longings
      officialfuel
      valentino97
      TassieDevil
      ho2cultcha
    6. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
      Wow is that a cool find! love it!
    7. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      So cool! I'm brrrrmmm brrrmmming here.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much EJW-54.

      And thank you very much racer4four.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you Beachbum58.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Re-In-Vintage.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      Vynil33rpm
      roddyq
      mtg75
    13. buckethead, 3 years ago
      Cool....nice find!
    14. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much buckethead.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you MountainGirl.

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