Matchbox Giftware - Veteran Car Gifts by Lesney ST 5S - Stainless Steel Desk Tray with Bentley

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This collectible is the Veteran Car Gifts by Lesney ST 5S - Stainless Steel Desk Tray with Bentley in Stainless Steel and chrome. The item features no moving parts.

The stainless steel base is in a kidney or recessed boomerang shape. To the rear right sits the Y5-2-A-8 Bentley in a chrome finish with bright red seats (sun bleached and brittle in this case). The vehicle body casting has the Type 1 Steering wheel, Type 3 rear spring (with large plate), Type B springs to petrol tank (no gap) casting, Type 1 Brake lever, separate radiator casting, rear body seat cut out, and short middle wing strut. The underside of the base is modified with the addition of two holes into which the fixing screws go after passing through two very short pillars (separate castings). It is a Type C base marked "Models Of Yesteryear, 1929" at the centre top on two lines, "4½ Litre Bentley" in the middle centre, and "Made in England, By Lesney" at the centre bottom on two lines.

The tray came originally in the appropriate packaging of the time, a purple and brown (gold?) display window cardboard box, marked "Lesney, Stainless Steel Tray" on the front. The interior of the box is Purple cardboard. This item does not have its original packaging.

This item was issued between 1967 and 1968.

Item: 2963