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Matchbox Collection

As a youngster I remember my brother and I playing with Matchbox toys.
It wasn't until years later my Mother told me of the rushing around the
shops that her and Dad went through to buy them for us. As I grew older
and moved on to other interests I had no idea what happened to the toys
of my childhood. Then, a few years ago, on a visit to my parent's house
my Mother asked what I was going to do with that box of toys in the cupboard.

When my brother and I had outgrown our interest in toys my Mother had
collected them up and stored them away (always listen to your Mother!).

That was the beginning of my Matchbox collection.
I hope you enjoy looking through them.

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Home made Matchbox Display stand - click photo for more details:

Matchbox 1-75 Variation Guide

I have produced a hard copy catalogue of variations listing over 1,000 variations with 300+ photos
For information on the catalogue, feedback and purchase details click photo:

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Lesney 1/75 Regular Wheels.

Major Pack Models

Kingsize Models

Lesney Catalogues

Updated Box Variations (14/9/07)

1-75 Series List

1-75 Variations

Last updated September, 2016 by tractorboy