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Confessions of a Matchbox addict


Telegraph.co.uk - May 2, 2017
Mr Shi belongs to a toy club that allows him to share his joy of collecting with like-minded individuals such as Chen Yunling, the founder of a website devoted to Matchbox toys. Mr Chen also operates an online forum that helps with research on various ...
 

Matchbox memories: the toy car factory that dominated Hackney's industrial landscape


Hackney Citizen - Sep 7, 2016
Yet in a new book, motoring journalist Giles Chapman reveals the key to the success of these miniature must-haves was the army of Hackney women hired by Lesney Products – the firm behind Matchbox toys – to produce them. With bonnets, boots and ...
 

Shock as empty box sells for £1300 at Wally Walters Matchbox Auction


Gazette Live - Feb 5, 2017
The Wally Walters Matchbox toys are minute versions of vehicles, ranging from motorbikes to fire engines. The toys that are found in mint condition can sell for several thousand pounds. Like us on Facebook; Follow us on Twitter; Daily Newsletter ...
 

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Matchbox Toys books


The Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys: 1947-2001


by: Charlie MacK
It's all here! Pictured and listed in this massive volume, now in its fourth edition, are fifty-four years' worth of toys produced between Matchbox's founding in 1947, and 2001, including their popular diecast vehicles, playsets, dolls, plastic kits, robots, and ephemera. The international scope of Matchbox toys is illustrated in catalogs and on boxes and labels printed in a dozen languages. Certain toys have been made for sale in specific countries or to promote specific companies or products. In 1982 the international numbering system on miniatures changed.
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Lesney's Matchbox Toys: Regular Wheel Years, 1947-1969


by: Charlie MacK
This revised 3rd Edition for Matchbox collectors by one of America's foremost authorities includes an updated price guide. The public's 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 also the catalogs, collector buttons, and boxes. All of these and more are included here.
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Matchbox Toys: Revised, with Updated Price Guide


by: Nancy Schiffer
In Matchbox* Toys, color and black and white pictures illustrate all of the Matchbox* toys that were made between 1947 and 1982. A history of the company and descriptions of each toy and its major variations make this a thorough study of the subject. The list of collector's clubs can lead one to fellow-enthusiasts, upcoming toy shows, and new toys as they are released.
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Matchbox Toys: A Collectors Guide


by: Bruce Stoneback, Diane Stoneback
Full-color illustrations feature hundreds of matchbox toys and help trace the evolution of the popular playthings.
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Thunderbirds Tracy Island & Rescue Pack - Matchbox Toys


A retro toy review of the Matchbox Thunderbirds Tracy Island and Matchbox Thunderbirds Rescue Pack. These toys were part of the revival of the Thunderbirds ...