And when I say tiny, I mean tiny, as it only measures 50mm in length!!
Although it's missing most of its original paint, it has a fantastic charm about it.
Of course, I knew the bus was a classic Matchbox, made by Lesney, but I didn't realise it was one of their first productions.
They were produced between 1954 and 1955, and as you can see, it's a No. 5, making it only the fifth model they'd made.
Its model number is actually 5a, as they brought a different version a couple of years later.
Very cleverly, and rather brilliantly, they put the model number on the front and back of the bus, instead of underneath, to look like a bus number!
It was bought as stock, but my heart is telling me to keep this little gem a while longer!!!