Corgi C469/21 Routemaster Bus - 25th Gloucester Train & Toy Sale

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This model is the Corgi C469/21 Routemaster Bus in Black made for the 25th Gloucester Train and Toy Sale 1978-1983. It was issued as a certificated, original promotional item produced by Corgi and is 1 of 1500 issued. This item is now missing its original certificate of authenticity.

The model is in black with the headlights and grille picked out in silver paint. The upper side advertising boards are marked with "Gloucester Train and Toy Sale [line images of car aeroplane and train] it's Britain's TOP of the SWAPS [image of sumburst with white centre and No.1] [rear destination board with Route 25, Leisure Centre, Gloucester in white text on black background]". The front destination board is marked with "25 Leisure Centre Gloucester" between two advertising panels that read "Telephone TREVOR 0242 29955 OR...." on 4 lines to the left and "MIKE 0452 80137 for details" on 4 lines to the right. The rear destination board repeats this. It also has two labels on either lower side of the bus reading "to commemorate the, 12 July 1975  25  15 Oct 1983, Gloucester Train and Toy Sale" on three lines.

The interior of the model is white plastic with the stairs to the upper level molded into the body. The glazing is clear.

The baseplate is in black plastic marked with "Corgi" in the top centre. "London Transport Routemaster" on two lines in the middle centre, and "Made in GT Britain" in the bottom centre on two lines. It is held together by two machined rivets.

All wheels are one piece, black plastic with a silver 8-spoke hub cap insert.

Item: 2967

 


This model is the Corgi C469/21 Routemaster Bus in Black made for the 25th Gloucester Train and Toy Sale 1978-1983. It was issued as a certificated, original promotional item produced by Corgi and is 1 of 1500 issued. This item has its original certificate of authenticity which is numbered 1277 of 1500 issued.

The model is in black with the headlights and grille picked out in silver paint. The upper side advertising boards are marked with "Gloucester Train and Toy Sale [line images of car aeroplane and train] it's Britain's TOP of the SWAPS [image of sumburst with white centre and No.1] [rear destination board with Route 25, Leisure Centre, Gloucester in white text on black background]". The front destination board is marked with "25 Leisure Centre Gloucester" between two advertising panels that read "Telephone TREVOR 0242 29955 OR...." on 4 lines to the left and "MIKE 0452 80137 for details" on 4 lines to the right. The rear destination board repeats this. It also has two labels on either lower side of the bus reading "to commemorate the, 12 July 1975  25  15 Oct 1983, Gloucester Train and Toy Sale" on three lines.

The interior of the model is white plastic with the stairs to the upper level molded into the body. The glazing is clear.

The baseplate is in black plastic marked with "Corgi" in the top centre. "London Transport Routemaster" on two lines in the middle centre, and "Made in GT Britain" in the bottom centre on two lines. It is held together by two machined rivets.

All wheels are one piece, black plastic with a silver 8-spoke hub cap insert.

The Certificate of Authenticity is printed on plain card which reads:

25th    Gloucester Train & Dinky Sale    25th
25th Event, 15th October 1983

This card is to certify that this Gloucester Bus was purchased
at the 25th Event at the Gloucester Leisure Centre on the 15th October 1983
Only 1500 of these Certificates have been issued, each one numbered.

  Certificate No 1277
  of 1,500
Signature of T G Murgan(?)  
Signature of Michael R R???  

 

This Bus is an officially produced Corgi Promotional Model of 3000 Ref. 469/21

This last statement contradicts the other statements "Only 1500 of these Certificates have been issued" and "Certificate No 1277 of 1500" – perhaps there were 1500 black items produced and 1500 of another colour?

Item: 2987