Matchbox Giftware - Gifts by Lesney #127 - Wooden Trinket Box with 1922 London Bus

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This collectible is the Lesney Giftware/Gifts by Lesney #127 Deluxe Wood Trinket or Cigarette Box with 1922 London Bus (half casting) in timber and red. The item features no moving parts.

The box is very ornate as befits its description as "Deluxe" and absolutely clean inside with original labeling inside the lid. The top of the box features a red 1922 London Transport Bus with "Bisto" advertising. This is the much talked about "half casting" bus that was never issued in complete form.

The item comes in the appropriate packaging of the time, a gold and white cardboard box, marked "Gifts by Lesney" on the top and ends, and with details of the registered trademarks and Lesney's address printed in white on the rear. There is a red inner cardboard lining that holds the box in place inside the outer packaging.

This wooden item was first issued in 1977 and last issued in 1978 when the Giftware range was deleted.

Item: 2984