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Euclid Quarry Truck overall length Lesney
All you had to do is to know where to look. The owner is a very well known Matchbox collector of many years now in Japan and if you seriously want this model then I suggest you arrange the mortgage on the house now.

I have just posted this on Moyboyz with guesses as to what price it will go at. Now if you could only find that mockup of the 3rd model (the Road Roller) shown in the old UK Matchbox mag with the other half a dozen dumpers you would have found the Holy Grail in the Matchbox world. Compared to dumpers this one was rare as only one was made (believed to be)

Mick Flack
Auditcomm Pty Ltd
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Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 6:22 AM
Subject: Fwd: Early Lesney Toy: Large Dumper Truck

Hi All

this is the worst information I could ever have in the toy world,,

I have been asking about this toy, for several years, knowing it was last owned by a guy in Japan

I have even tried reading thru websites in Japanese

Hardy Ristau was telling me he knew who had it last year, and that there are really serious people

that would do far more than me to track a toy down

If this comes up for sale next year, it means I have no chance to get anywhere near acquiring it

whatever I bid could easily be overtaken by a lot of other big time collectors,,

what with everything else, I think I might resort to the elephant gun !!!

what a xxxxxxxxx

Early Lesney (BCM M.Y. Dart) Space Outlaw Atomic Pistol. Believed to be one of Lesneys earliest forays into toy making, Lesney were approached by M.Y. Dart to produce the mechanism for this toy in the late 1940s.

Lesney were clearly proud of their work, shown here a photograph taken at the 1955 British Industries fair with one on display at the front of their stand. Also shown in the photo is a prototype large scale road roller & five of those incredibly rare large scale Euclid´┐Żs. The little boy in the picture is no less than the Duke of Gloucester (Prince Richard).

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