Britains Lilliput World Vehicle Series
LB/548 Telegraph Boy
Britains Lilliput World Vehicle Series LB/548 Telegraph Boy

Issued 1951-1960     Length 30mm    'OO/HO' scale (1:76)

Second of the Lilliput Motorcycles was a Telegraph Boy which may have started life as 'G.P.O.Messenger' (G.P.O. standing for General Post Office) as part of a planned 'LV/607' collective group which was abandoned in favour of individual numbers.

The single casting was the same as the other two Motorcycles. The Telegraph Boy had a red bike with silver trim on the headlight and exhaust, and usually on the engine. At the rear, a white addition was put on the end of the mudguard. 

The rider was painted in the livery of the Post Office in a dark-blue uniform with a red leg stripe (sometimes missing), blue cap and brown gloves. Pale-tan was added to the face.

The unpainted metal wheels were held on at first by nail-head & crimped axles but later the wheels were re-cast with side lugs for a push-fit arrangement.

 

LB/548 Telegraph Boy was issued in Trade boxes to be sold unboxed. It did not appear in any Sets but must have been popular as it is not hard to find.

Britains Lilliput World Vehicle Series LB/548 Telegraph Boy

LB/548 Telegraph Boy

Red bike

Silver trim (headlight, exhaust, engine parts)

White rear mudguard

Dark-Blue rider, red leg-stripe on some, brown gloves

Unpainted metal wheels

Britains Lilliput World Vehicle Series LB/548 Telegraph Boy

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • gpw  - grey plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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