Christmas Update 2013

The Marc Bannister Collection, a unique collection of limited edition die-cast miniature transport models, today (30 December 2013) provides an update on its progress.

The Mini/MINI car collection retains its pre-eminent status with 327 models. The total size of the Collection now stands at 491 models.

Cataloguing the Collection has proved time consuming and MarcBannister.org will no longer be updated in December 2013. The year end remains on 31 January 2014 and an update on the expanded website will be presented in the Annual Statement 2014 which is due to be released on 27 March 2014.

The Collection notes that the brand name and website rights of the UK’s largest model transport retailer have been acquired by the UK’s largest newsagent. For this reason and a number of other factors, a potential retailing channel has now been delayed indefinitely.

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Autumn Update 2013

The Marc Bannister Collection, a unique collection of limited edition die-cast miniature transport models, is pleased today (5 September 2013) to provide an update on its progress.

As anticipated, the Collection comprised 476 transport models as at the date of this press release, including 325 Mini/MINI models. There was no impact as a result of the largest model transport retailer going into administration.

Cataloguing the Collection is under way and it is anticipated that substantially all of the pre-eminent Mini/MINI model collection will be displayed on MarcBannister.org in December 2013, as scheduled.

The opportunity to set up a trading operation continues to be explored and a firm announcement will be made in due course.

The Collection looks to the future with confidence.

Marc Bannister BSc today said:

“Once again the Collection continues to grow ahead of targets and we are looking forward to the potential of retailing in the future”.

Notes:

1. The Marc Bannister Collection was established in July 2001 by Marc Bannister and today comprises 476 transport models.

2. The Marc Bannister Collection’s website is available at www.marcbannister.org.

3. The Marc Bannister Collection also owns the domain name www.marcbannister.com and consideration is now being given as to whether this domain name can be used for other purposes.

All enquires to contact@marcbannister.com

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Statement Re: Model Transport Retailing

The Marc Bannister Collection (“the Collection”), a unique collection of limited edition die-cast miniature transport models, today (28 June 2013) notes that the UK’s largest model transport retailer (“the Retailer”) has gone into administration.

The Collection confirms that the Retailer has been a supplier of the Collection in the past, and was in the forward order book for the Collection. However, there have been, and continues be, other suppliers to the Collection.

The Collection is now exploring ways to increase the size and value of the Collection through increasing orders with these other suppliers and a further announcement will be made on 5 September 2013.

The Collection also confirms that it is considering launching a retailing channel in the future.

Marc Bannister BSc today said:

“Given this recent news, the priority is to ensure that the continued growth of the Collection continues into the future without any disruption.

The “Marc Bannister” name is known and consideration is now being given regarding potential retailing activities”.

Notes:

1. The Marc Bannister Collection was established in July 2001 by Marc Bannister and today comprises 464 transport models.

2. The Marc Bannister Collection’s website is available at www.marcbannister.org.

3. The Marc Bannister Collection also owns the domain name www.marcbannister.com and consideration is now being given as to whether this domain name can be used for other purposes.

All enquires to contact@marcbannister.com

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The Marc Bannister Collection website to increase functionality

The Marc Bannister Collection, a unique collection of limited edition die-cast miniature transport models, today (28 June 2013) announces its intention to increase the functionality of its website.

As part of the long-awaited revamp, the advertised domain name will change from www.marcbannister.com to www.marcbannister.org to better reflect its purpose of being a website which houses a collection, as opposed to a trading company.

Marc Bannister is the owner of one of the largest private collections of limited edition die-cast miniature Mini/MINI models in the United Kingdom. To reflect this, from December 2013, substantially all of the 300-plus Mini/MINI models in the Collection will be displayed individually with its own description on the website, to fulfil the three-year-old website’s full potential.

The successful overall design of the website, with its striking white-on-black theme, will be retained.

The Marc Bannister Collection will also seek to promote its website in conjunction with third party organisations.

The forward order book for the Collection remains promising and is on target to reach over 475 transport models in total by 5 September 2013, when a further announcement will be made.

Marc Bannister BSc today said:

“At last browsers will now be able to see the true extent of the Collection and this enables the website to be the all-in-one place to find out everything about the 300 different limited edition versions of Mini/MINI model cars there are in total.”

Notes:

1. The Marc Bannister Collection was established in July 2001 by Marc Bannister and today comprises 464 transport models.

2. The Marc Bannister Collection owns the domain names www.marcbannister.com, www.marcbannister.org, www.bannistercollection.org and www.modelcollection.org.

All enquires to contact@marcbannister.com

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Marc Bannister completes separation of Collection and Network sites

The Marc Bannister Collection, a unique collection of limited edition die-cast miniature transport models, today (28 June 2013) announces that it has completed the separation of its social networking division, The Marc Bannister Network, into its own separate creation.

The separation enables each project to focus on their core strengths to make browsing and clarity clearer.

Marc Bannister BSc today said:

“Today marks a new beginning which will enable both creations to realise their full potentials”.

Notes:

1. The Marc Bannister Collection was established in July 2001 by Marc Bannister and today comprises 464 transport models.

2. The Marc Bannister Network is available at www.marcbannister.net.

All enquires to contact@marcbannister.com

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