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COMMER VAN WITH SAMUELSON FILM SERVICE'S CAMERA AND CAMERAMAN

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It's the Commer PB Spacevan again but in the facelifted version these days and without the detachable back-body. The key feature of this one was a movie film cameraman standing on a platform. The platform clips to the van to form a mobile camera unit - but the best trick is it clips onto the roof rack or the front bumper or the rear bumper - proper Corgi thinking that. Oh - and there is a jewel in the camera for a lens. When I bought this it had neither cameraman or door stickers.

ROTATING CAMERA ON TRIPOD
3 POSITION CAMERAMAN PLATFORM
OPENING REAR DOORS
ROOF RACK
SPRING SUSPENSION

I sourced a replacement camera man - but it did not fit properly. There must have been a change in the coupling during the production run of this toy. If you look at the straight-on picture of the back of the van there is a peg in the slot under the bumper - this slot is where the camera platform clips in. The new camera platform does not have the corresponding slot to fit around this peg. After a bit of searching I found a platform of the correct type.

The van was produced from 1968 to 1971. It is always white over metallic blue, you will find it with both cast hubs and spun hubs but this does not affect value.


       
       
       
       
       
         

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