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”.


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

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

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