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Model car collection may fetch EUR1m; uk news bulletin.

THOUSANDS of tiny, brightly painted model cars and trucks could amass their owner a small fortune when they go under the hammer later this year, auctioneers said yesterday.

The "phenomenal" set of 3,500 Matchbox toys, the product of years of careful collecting byan American doctor, couldraise up to EUR1mwhen they are sold in Middlesbrough in September.

Vectis Auctioneers said the owner, Dr Scott D Gillogly from Atlanta, gathered "the most comprehensive collection ever to be sold and which may never be equalled".

Dr Gillogly said his interest in the model vehicles had begun as a child and was renewed several decades later with "the memories of simpler times".
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 23, 2008
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