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This is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y5-4-H-1 Talbot Van (1927) in maroon Rawsons Talbot livery. The model comes packed in its original straw coloured box. It is a Code 3 limited edition issue celebrating Rawsons Talbot's 75th Anniversary in 1983.
The model has no opening parts other than the rear doors which are painted in the body colour, maroon. The front doors carry a decal (75 years in circle with 1908 above the circle and 1983 below the circle) done in either dark yellow or a gold. The rear body sides have decal with an orangey-brown background on which is black lettering "Rawsons, Talbot, Service & Sales, Turnbridge Wells, Kent" on five lines. The rear doors have "Rawsons, Talbot" on two lines. The vehicle roof is black, the seats are tan plastic, and the tool box lid is brass coloured. There is no glazing.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Maroon body & Black chassis
Roof: Matt Black
Seats: Tan plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, repainted orange/brown - possibly not original as they suit the thin tyre fitted.
Tyres: Black, thin, smooth tread - not normal Y5 tyres
Plated Parts: Chrome
Box Type: I - straw box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the decals on each side, "Rawsons Talbot" as described above. The roof is glued in place. The base plate is black painted metal and is held in place by three small self tapping screws. 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 circa 1983 with a stated scale of 1:47. This Code 3 was issued as a Limited Edition and this is item 106 of an unknown quantity.