Rare Corgi Morris Mini Minor 'Popart - Mostest' sells for £3,000

20 May 2013
imports_CCGB_508_37001.jpg Rare Corgi Morris Mini Minor 'Popart - Mostest' sells for £3,000
M and M Collection realises an impressive £125,073 at Vectis Auctions. ...
Rare Corgi Morris Mini Minor 'Popart - Mostest' sells for £3,000 Images
The M and M Collection at Vectis Auctions realised a marvellous £125,073 on 14th May and featured some incredibly rare  diecast models. We've already covered some of the superb James Bond lots sold in the sale and a brilliant Batman gift set but have now got the details for some other big hitters in the sale.

Without a doubt the most impressive was a Corgi No.349 Morris Mini Minor "Popart - Mostest" (seen to your right). Orangey red body, lemon interior, silver trim, cast hubs. Near Mint (does have a couple of very minor marks). Still a superb example in excellent plus correct issue blue and yellow carded picture box. Estimated at £2,000 to £2,400, there was nothing mini about the £3,000 hammer price.

Another super lot was a Corgi No.GS15 Silverstone Gift Set. Here's the rather long (but detailed) description from Vectis: includes No.150S Vanwall Formula 1 Racing Car - red, flat spun hubs, racing number 25 with accessory packs applied, No.151A Lotus Mk. Eleven Le Mans Racing Car - blue, red seats with figure driver, flat spun hubs, racing number 7, No.152S BRM Formula 1 Racing Car - turquoise, flat spun hubs with accessory packs applied, racing number 7 decals, No.215S Ford Thunderbird Open Sports Car - red body with yellow and silver interior, spun hubs, No.304S Mercedes 300SL Hardtop Roadster - chrome plated finish, red hood, flat spun hubs, racing number 7, No.309 Aston Martin "Competition Model" - turquoise, white, spun hubs, racing number 3 door decals, "Union Jack & Chequered Flag" bonnet decals, closed engine vent, No.417 Land Rover Breakdown Vehicle - red, lemon metal canopy, flat spun hubs

Corgi Kits No.602 "AA & RAC" Telephone Boxes, 2 x No.603 "Silverstone" Pits, No.604 "Silverstone" Press Box, No.605 "Silverstone" Time Keepers Box, No.1501 Racing Drivers, No.1502 Spectators and No.1503 Race Track Officials - also comes with Humbrol plastic enamel paints (not checked) - without brush - also comes complete with correct vinyl mat. Conditions are generally excellent to mint in generally good plus to near mint blue and yellow boxes (apart from one kit which has small tear to side). Still a beautiful example of an extremely rare set - outer 1st issue plain box with red text is excellent. The pre-sale estimate was £2,800 - 3,600 and it raced away to £2,800.

Another nice item was a Dinky No.923 Big Bedford "Heinz" Delivery Van - red cab and chassis, yellow back with Sauce Bottle, yellow Supertoy hubs with grey tyres - overall condition is excellent plus (does have small touch-up mark to roof). Still a superb example that displays well in excellent blue and white striped lift off lid box. Sold for £2,000.

Our final highlight was a Corgi No.251 Hillman Imp "Jensen's" - light blue body, yellow interior with brown luggage case and spun hubs. Rare promotional issue which is generally near mint (apart from very small marks to door handles and rear suspension is very slightly weak on one side) in good plus blue and yellow carded picture box. Danish promotional issue. Estimated at £900 - 1,100, it realised £1,400.

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