A REALLY top-notch example of an otherwise relatively ordinary die-cast has the capability to produce a surprisingly strong price.
Even in boxed condition, with most of its many elements
surviving, the Corgi No.447 Ford Thames Walls Ice Cream van seldom
brings much more than £100 at auction. However, the three-day sale
atVectison January 26-28 included what the auctioneers considered
the best example they had ever
Vehicle, ice-cream seller and the little boy were all mint and
it came complete with the folded instruction sheet, unapplied
decals, collector's club leaflet and inner packing card.
What price perfection? It took £560.