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ppw3o6r wrote:
Voituer wrote:

Hey Donk,

My vote for one of the rarest juniors is the one in the Heroes Giftset - whats your vote?

Well once I would have said the Husky/Corgi Juniors 1001 but realistically I guess it has to be the carded 1010 OHMSS VW Beetle. I remember seeing one at the Lea Valley collectors fair back in 1984 for I think 60 Quid but did not know what the hell it was & passed on it...Dohhh!  ajb007/frown

Well, since you have the car in the OHMSS set I can imagine you can live with that ajb007/lol

Voituer, which car do you mean with "the one in the Heroes Giftset"?


ppw3o6r wrote:

http://s4.postimg.cc/ly1j3dmhl/New_Image.jpg

At first glance these both look like the Corgi Juniors packaged 1001 James Bond Aston Martin DB6 however the first diecast issued in 1968 is technically the 3rd and in my opinion the superior variant of the Husky Bond DB6 with metal wheels and rubber tyres & matt silver coachwork, this example being made for the American market, the baseplate featuring a Corgi Juniors sticker covering the husky branding. The second diecast issued in 1970 featured metalic silver coachwork, a new casting for the baseplate featuring Corgi Juniors branding and the less aesthetically pleasing Whizzwheels. Not surprising the first diecast which I class as a transitional model for the Husky/Corgi Juniors change over is the rarer version which took this collector many years to source  ajb007/martini

Woohoo, two models from Donk's modest collection that are also part of mine! ajb007/biggrin
So, now I just need the OHMSS Rockets and Juniors sets, the gold-plated Corgi premiere models, the Eidai Grip Lotus, the ... ajb007/wink

Just two modest remarks: The Juniors were introduced in 1970, not 1968. And while the non-Whizzwheels version was available only for a few months until they adapted the baseplate to accomodate the larger diameter wheels, this Whizzwheels version was introduced sometime later the same year and produced until 1972.
Interesting is that the Corgi Juniors sticker did not cover the Husky baseplate - the HUSKY wording was machined off the mould, leaving a larger, empty space.
http://s6.postimg.cc/9s9478we5/img_90337263.jpg
I think it's true that the non-Whizzwheels Corgi Juniors were only available in the U.S., I have never seen a card without the 75c price. Maybe in Britain there was still enough stock left of the Husky DB6 until the Whizzwheels version arrived.

The Whizzwheels cars are rather ugly - but they can keep a collector happy hunting for variations. There are (at least) four different #1001 wheel versions:
http://s6.postimg.cc/5zplrigvx/img_111143463.jpg
The first had the deep-dish Rockets wheels with recessed spokes which prevented chrome-foiling. Later came flat 5-spoke wheels in unchromed and chromed versions - these are a bit smaller than the earlier wheels. And finally, again a bit smaller (but still far oversized), 10-spoke wheels; shown in the 1972 catalogue. The two cars to the right are the 1979-83 release #40 which show the far smaller wheels, clear windows and a redesigned ejector mechanism with larger button.


Looking forward to the next pictures of your treasures, Donk!  ajb007/smile

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Thanks for all the info RW. Most interesting. Most of my knowledge on the subject comes from Dave Worrall's masterpiece James Bond Diecasts of Corgi. Glad you like the "Modest Collection"  ajb007/martini

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I'm fairly certain the Juniors DB5 first appeared in 1968 in the Crimebusters set with the sticker covering the Husky Brand.

I have a couple of the 1001 and 1401 versions, but I rarely see the 1201 version in the same style (for some reason I can't upload a pic!!!!)

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1965 licensed Gama Mechanic of Germany 4900 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. This particular example is in ex-shop stock condition with Bond, his bandit and the often missing key still sealed in the original pack. Although all the plastic Bond DB5s shared the same body shell some of which were gold, white, yellow or even red plastic, this particular variant is perhaps the rarest with pristine painted gold coachwork. The car measuring 9" in length features nearly all the gadgets of the smaller Corgi 270 including the oversized flip open roof panel, perhaps its only negative point along with not the greatest of box illustrations. The drive is clockwork while the lights & machine guns are battery operated which is concealed beneath the bonnet bulge. The ejector seat, rear bullet proof shield & rear number plates are lever operated.
http://s18.postimg.cc/avfv3pd1h/phoca_thumb_l_insieme.jpg
http://s21.postimg.cc/jwjn5pkhv/phoca_thumb_l_anteriore_1.jpg
http://s17.postimg.cc/hnyfysq3v/phoca_thumb_l_posteriore.jpg

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Bloody hell Donk, how many DB5s do you have, I think a pic of all of ya DB5s is in order  ajb007/smile

Trust No One

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1965, 48 years young: unused condition retailer display card for the fabulous Corgi 261 Aston Martin DB5 featuring it's original retail price of 9 shillings & 11 pennies.
Thank you QDT. You've made me a happy Donk  ajb007/martini 
http://s22.postimg.cc/ic2ypbm25/CP261.jpg

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Very nice...cracking item.  ajb007/martini
Good to see you managed to get one of them, I bet you have smile on your face that won't go away for a few days.
Well done.

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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V Nice  ajb007/martini

- just been to the website of that dealer website you mentioned FM are they expensive - WOW. In the sold section there is a giftset 22 sold at £1950, apparently it has a unique sticker on the shuttle, pity no-one identified it as a boot sticker from a Corgi Rockets OHMSS Escort!     ajb007/lol

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Voituer wrote:

V Nice  ajb007/martini

- just been to the website of that dealer website you mentioned FM are they expensive - WOW. In the sold section there is a giftset 22 sold at £1950, apparently it has a unique sticker on the shuttle, pity no-one identified it as a boot sticker from a Corgi Rockets OHMSS Escort!     ajb007/lol

Must have a look at their site....to busy steaming off boot stickers at the moment  ajb007/smile

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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Voituer wrote:

V Nice  ajb007/martini

- just been to the website of that dealer website you mentioned FM are they expensive - WOW. In the sold section there is a giftset 22 sold at £1950, apparently it has a unique sticker on the shuttle, pity no-one identified it as a boot sticker from a Corgi Rockets OHMSS Escort!     ajb007/lol

Expensive perhaps but boy have they had some incredible Bond pieces in the past. I'd kill for that original Corgi 269 Lotus Esprit factory cut away model..most definitely a Quality Diecast Toy!   ajb007/martini

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I thought you bought that !

what you could do its grind a Corgi Lotus is half and get the same thing!  Don't float my boat but I can see a smidge of appeal  ajb007/smile

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Voituer wrote:

I thought you bought that !

what you could do its grind a Corgi Lotus is half and get the same thing!  Don't float my boat but I can see a smidge of appeal  ajb007/smile

I found out about QDT literally hours after that 269 factory jobby had sold otherwise my credit card would have melted that day. It's not just the Lotus, its the detail which went into the one of a kind hand made presentation box...wow!  ajb007/martini

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I've seen it before, did Adam's dad (bondposters) have it I wonder........

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talking about credit cards melting I have been sorting through some boxes and you might spot a certain something in there!
http://s21.postimg.cc/insvj39gj/Image0315.jpg

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Voituer wrote:

talking about credit cards melting I have been sorting through some boxes and you might spot a certain something in there!
http://s21.postimg.cc/insvj39gj/Image0315.jpg

Wow...very impressive & out of focus  ajb007/smile Wot am I looking for?  ajb007/biggrin

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well its not clear ( crappy phone camera )  but I know you were asking about a certain giftset

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1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
http://s22.postimg.cc/vgghbtozh/C270_stand.jpg

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ppw3o6r wrote:

1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
http://s22.postimg.cc/vgghbtozh/C270_stand.jpg

Very nice  ajb007/martini  well done, another superb item.

Do you have the Toyota display card?

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ACACIA_AVENUE wrote:
ppw3o6r wrote:

1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
http://s22.postimg.cc/vgghbtozh/C270_stand.jpg

Very nice  ajb007/martini  well done, another superb item.

Do you have the Toyota display card?

Not yet!  ajb007/biggrin

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ppw3o6r wrote:

Not yet!  ajb007/biggrin

I look forward to the good news  ajb007/biggrin

Just looked on the QDT site ........ that 269 cutaway is very nice  ajb007/martini

In the black and white pic of all the parts shows an oversize mould of the top half of the Lotus, I was at an auction about 20 years when an identical one in blue resin was up for sale, sadly I did not go for it wish I had know  ajb007/frown

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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Original 1965 store window poster for the Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5. You wait years to source a 261 retailer display stand then along comes the same artwork on a poster just a few weeks later!
Not the usual ex-shop stock condition but almost impossible to find unused. Next stop linen backing and bleaching for posterity. It will be interesting to see the "Before" and "After" images  ajb007/martini
http://s23.postimg.cc/7qw03do8n/DSC02041.jpg

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Very Nice  ajb007/martini
Another fine addition to your collection, are you going to post it or deliver it by hand?.

Last edited by ACACIA_AVENUE (2nd Aug 2013 13:49)

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AMAZING ajb007/smile

Voituer wrote:

Just for you Ed !


http://s15.postimage.org/lulazt7xz/Image0265.jpg

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Beautiful items again, Donk....no doubt posterity will thank you for looking after these items  ajb007/martini

YNWA: Justice For The 96

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ACACIA_AVENUE wrote:
ppw3o6r wrote:

1968, 45 years young, factory fresh retail display card for the fabulous Corgi 270 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
http://s22.postimg.cc/vgghbtozh/C270_stand.jpg

Very nice  ajb007/martini  well done, another superb item.

Do you have the Toyota display card?

A BEAUTY ajb007/smile were they only used on the UK market in the sixties ?
kind of stuff that never turns up over here in Belgium ajb007/frown
seen one only once before and that was in a die hard corgi collector's collection, alongside the 007 Toyota and the Avengers one  .... i was drooling in front of his display ajb007/wink .... i asked nicely and politely if he did not want to sell them ... strangely i received a negative answer LOL