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|The picture shows views of this ©1972 Matchbox Superfast Londoner Silver Jubilee Double Decker Bus. This bus was created to commemorative souvenir of Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee (1952 - 1977). See further information below. The back of the package pictures other Matchbox Superfast 75 Model vehicles including: MB-48 Sambron Forklift, MB-52 Police Launch, MB-38 Armoured Jeep, MB-7 Golf, MB-65 Airport Bus, and MB-42 Container Truck. The packaging is ©1976 by Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.. The side of the bus has a ''Silver Jubilee 1952 - 1977'' sign. The bottom of the bus is marked as follows:|
NO. 17 ''THE LONDONER''
MADE IN ENGLAND
©1972 LESNEY PRODUCTS CO. LTD
The bus measures 3'' long. It is in mint unused condition. The package was never opened but the plastic is starting to separate. There is also some light creasing on the backing card as pictured. Below here is some additional information on the Silver Jubilee:
Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee and her domestic and international visits proved very popular with her subjects. The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth realms. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977, culminating in June with the official ''Jubilee Days,'' held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday. The anniversary date itself was commemorated in church services across the land on 6 February 1977, and continued throughout the month. In March, preparations started for large parties in every major city of the United Kingdom, as well as for smaller ones for countless individual streets throughout the country.
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