Corgi Toys 607; Chipperfield's Circus Elephant & Cage Kit

 

The elephant's gone, but the cage remains. Here being sold as a single item it is better known as part of a gift set GS19- which I assembled piece by piece back when I was a collector rather than a dealer. One thing that surprised me though once I'd got all the bits together was that the cage does not really fit that well on the trailer, not compared to the Corgi Cargoes which fit exactly.

Every part in the picture is from a different auction back in 2011, the trailer came first, in a mixed lot and with no tyres. Then I got a dog of a red land Rover with the Chipperfields blue tilt on the back which I kept while looking for a better Land Rover. This is it's third or fourth Land Rover it has been on and this one is so nice there is no need to change it, it is very nearly mint. Next was the instructions, genuine and original - only cost 50p. Last to come was the cage and these are rare. They only cost half a crown new and then they had to be put together properly. On top of that the survival rate must have been small. step on one of these and they are gone. Which is why they cost more than you would think. Life as dealer is different - a number of the crates came in as part of  collection of Circus pieces in 2021, my staff did not recognise what they were and before I could get to them they were sold as part of a job lot on Ebay for pennies, so someone got a bargain!

The Elephant Crate was sold as a separate item from 1963 to 1967. There are no listed variations. They are not that easy to come by and prices can be high.

 
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