Corgi 109; Pennyburn Workmen’s Trailer

 

Try as I might I can find no reference to Pennyburn trailers on the internet. The nearest I came to a clue was an industrial estate in Oldbury in the West Midlands called the Pennyburn estate - maybe there was a trailer maker there in the Sixties who named their trailer after their location? Tenuous I know.

I actually spent my own pocket money on one of these and I still have it - although it is a complete wreck and not featured on this website. Corgi added it to the range in 1968 and it was deleted in 1969. There should be a pick, shovel and brush inside the trailer. It is not a particularly sought after model and values are modest. The core range item was always blue on a yellow chassis although you will also see it in metallic blue with a white chassis and no tools inside. This is from a gift set, GS10 where it is paired with a Rambler Marlin Fastback as a camping trailer.

The tools in the back of the trailer below are not complete - there is a sweeping brush, but no shovel or pick - both lost. This item has my collection number 189,561, it replaces number 38 formally on this page as the photos are better. That very low number shows it was one of the very first pieces I bought when I started collecting. I continued the number sequence when I started dealing in diecasts. At the time of writing (June 2022) I am at around 202,000 and I have photos of all of them, nearly 2 million pictures.

This Corgi Toy was sourced in June 2022 from a private collection

 
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