Karrier Bantam Dairy Produce Van - 435

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I'm a great fan of the Corgi range planners at the peak of the brand's powers, you only have to read the articles I've written on this website to understand how I admire their judgement and innovation. How the hell then did they find themselves releasing this toy based on an old pre-Corgi Mettoy model of a Co-op soft drinks delivery van from the early 50s with no seats and no suspension in 1962? This is post some of Corgi's best-ever models - it was released the year after the Ecurie Ecosse Racing Transporter - what the hell was going on?

I have a faint residual memory of this milk promotion being part of an anti drink-driving campaign, getting the kids on board first and shaming their dads into behaving themselves - but it is only faint and may not be accurate. Had it been released in 1956 I'd be writing some grudging praise of a smart van with a nice opening shutter - in 1962 that no longer held water.

The Karrier Dairy Produce Van was released as part of a small sub-range of milk promotional models in May 1962, it remained in the range for just one year and sales were small so there are not that many of these around now and you may have to pay out a bit to get one. There are no listed variations.


         
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