Matchbox Giftware - Veteran Car Gifts by Lesney T16S - Ceramic Ashtray with Spyker

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This collectible is the Lesney Giftware/Veteran Car Gifts by Lesney T15S Ceramic Single Tray with Spyker in black ceramic and chrome. The item features no moving parts.

The black ceramic base is in the shape of a rectangular tray. To the rear right sits the Y16-1-A-10 Spyker in a chrome finish with dark green seats. The vehicle body casting has the Type 1 Running board, Type 1 Support plate, Type B base, Type 1 lights, 6 dot base, bolt-less hubs with 2 rear strengthening brackets, curved brake lever, and detailed centre on steering wheel. The underside of the base is modified to accept the fixing screws which pass through two seperately cast pillars before fixing into the base. It is marked "1904, Spyker, Made in, England, By Lesney" parallel to the axles in the centre on five lines.

The tray is no longer packed in the appropriate packaging of the time. This ceramic item first appears in the 1966 catalogue — the casting features place this item as being produced between 1961 and 1968.

Item: 2961