Matchbox Yesteryear: Y05-4-D-1 Talbot Van (1927) - IronBridge - Code 2

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This is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y5-4-D-1 Talbot Van (1927) in yellow Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust livery. The model comes packed in its original straw coloured box. It is an Official Code 2 issue from Lesney and has the distinctive black and gold label applied to the sides (over the original Taystee decal, an impression of which can still be seen under the black label).

The model has no opening parts other than the rear doors which are painted in the body colour, yellow. The vehicle roof is matt black, the seats are black plastic, and the tool box lid is brass coloured. There is no glazing.

Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

Body Colour: Yellow body & Yellow chassis
Roof: Matt Black
Radiator: Chrome
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, Red
Tyres: Whitewall
Plated Parts: Chrome
Box Type: I - straw box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the decals on each side, "[Depiction of the bridge], 1781 - 1981" in fine gold on shiny black background on the upper left side and "[Depiction of the bridge], Bicentenary" in fine gold on shiny black background on the upper right side. Below this on the lower left side the label has "Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Trust", on two lines, in fine black text on yellow background. The lower right side has a similar label with "The World's First Iron, Bridge", on two lines, in fine black text on yellow background.

The base plate is yellow painted metal and is held in place by three machined rivets. It is marked "Made in England" under the left running board, "Matchbox, © 1978 No Y-5, Models of Yesteryear, 1927 Talbot Van" on 4 lines to the centre of the base, and "Lesney Products & Co. Ltd" on the underside of the right running board.

Issued in 1981 with a stated scale of 1:47.

Item: 3403