Budgie Toys No.456/D.R.
Around 1958 Morris & Stone replaced the Morestone Motorcycles with a new casting ready for the launch of the Budgie Toys range. These were used for the AA and RAC Motorcycle Patrols and the four Solo Motorcycles. Unlike their coloured predecessors, the Solo models were issued on a bright chrome finish with plastic riders. The fourth of these was the Despatch Rider.
yellow 'Budgie Models' ones which carried a picture of the Series 1 model (with the rider wearing a black helmet) and the number and name on the end-flaps (B1).
Budgie No.456/DR Despatch Rider
Chrome-plated M/cycle, 'Made in England' on left side, umw/black tyres
brown plastic rider with black or brown helmet
BOXES for Series 1 (all had number '456/DR' on end-flaps):
Morestone/Morris & Stone
Budgie Models (B1)
Chrome-plated Triumph M/cycle, no id., umw/black tyres
brown plastic rider with brown helmet
Budgie Models (B1) box