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Model No VA00403

This version of the Anglia Van was introduced into the Lledo Vanguards range in 1996,
in "Post Office Telephones" livery. - The model is to 1:43rd Scale.

Model No Exterior Colour Interior Colour Wheels
VA00403 Green Black Black

The Model

va00403 model

The Box it Came in

va00403 box

The Certificate

This model was released as part of the "Post Office Telephones Service Vans" set No PO1002
The other model in the set was a Morris Minor Van

This Set is a limited Edition of 5000
The Certificate is in pale green.
va00403 certificate

The Accessories

This model came with wing mirrors for the buyer to fit, as well as a Collectors Card.

Collectors Card

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The History

The GPO Telephones fleet of motor vehicles was established in 1919. Over the years that the Post Office operated Britain's telephone service, the light vans used by the telephone engineers were similar to those employed on Royal Mail deliveries and collections. Royal Mail vehicles were painted in the familiar Post Office red, whereas the GPO Telephones had a livery of mid bronze and Lincoln green with white lettering until 1968, when it was changed to a golden yellow with grey-green lettering.
By the time the General Post Office ceased to be a Government Department, becoming a nationalised corporation in October 1969, the telephone fleet comprised 38,203 vehicles out of a total of 61,368. For many years the GPO was the UK's largest fleet operator of vehicles other than the Army.
In 1962 several makes of light vans were subjected to trials by the GP telephones. These included the Austin A35, Standard 6 cwt and Ford Anglia. Only the
Anglia van was accepted for contract and 3,250 Anglia's were purchased up to 1967.

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