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Lesney's Matchbox Toys: Regular Wheel Years, 1947-1969 With Price Guide

A long-awaited and informative book for Matchbox collectors by one of America's foremost authorities. The public's consistent enthusiasm and the long-term interest of children as they grow into adulthood have provided the necessary ingredients for Matchbox toys to become ideal collectibles. The old toys become scarce and variations of newer toys have given collectors a challenge to own each one. They collect not only the toys, but catalogs, collector buttons, and boxes. All of these and more are included in this completely new book. The toys pictured and listed in this volume represent the major variations of the most popular series made by Lesney Products from 1947 to mid-1969. Included is a current price guide and a list of organized clubs for collectors. , 175+ photos, 9" x 6", Price Guide

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd (July 1992)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0887404340

ISBN-13: 978-0887404344

Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9 x 5.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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It has very accurate information on variations, details and more. Pictures of the story of Matchbox at the beginning are great but pictures of the cars are small and only show one side since they were taken as groups on rows and not individually. No pictures of boxes. The additional information about playsets, packaged toys and more are great. It has a convenient handy format for collectors with checklists, values, dates of issues, etc. Very interesting story told by the author.

This book is my first purchase when I got online in 1999. I am still using this very useful book as a reference for my newly bought Matchboxes. There are also other very valuable books of Mr.Mack but one should have this book if he is into MBoxes. Thanks Mr.Mack.

It is not totally comprehensive. There were Matchbox models I purchased when I was a kid (49 cents-1963-64) that were not included in the book. I didn't need the multiple pictures of the same model, what I really would have wanted to see were single pictures and better descriptions. I went through the book once and will sell it used; I will continue to look for a better and more detailed Matchbox catalog.

Very useful guide.

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