Corgi Toys 474 Musical Walls' Ice Cream Van
Musical Wall's Ice Cream Van by Corgi Toys, No. 474. Very, very near mint/boxed. With FULLY WORKING CHIMES. Card stand, wrap-around card & card packing ring. Unapplied stickers on backing sheet. Instruction Sheet. From Christoph's Collection. Starting bid £250. Please note that QDT apply 12.5% buyer's commission.
One of the most eagerly sought-after Corgi models, especially with fully working chimes.
The Ford Thames Van has a shining blue and cream finish with striped awning and decorative trimmings, sliding windows and notably when you turn the handle the chimes play the complete tune (5 notes). Complete ’Wall’s’ transfers on both sides. Windows are notably clear (so often found ‘foggy’). Barely a mark to the paint finish.
Nice to see that this example comes with the clean and bright colourful card stand as well as the wrap-around card packing piece. Full set of unapplied labels on a backing sheet. Instruction Leaflet/Corgi Club Membership Form*, too.
The decorative card box is complete and bright with quite a crisp feel. Plenty of end flap spring. Repaired end flap tear. Minor age/handling wear.
A truly nostalgic piece!