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Model & Box Classifications

To assist you in the information of variations, code numbers for regular wheeled models are those given in the book Collecting MATCHBOX® Regular Wheels, 1953-1969 from Charlie Mack. Superfast and Yesteryears model code numbers are from the book MATCHBOX® Toys by Nancy Schiffer. Please note that as of May 2004, I am now using The Encyclopedia of MATCHBOX Toys® 3rd Edition by Charlie Mack to code Superfast and Yesteryears models. Superfast model numbers are preceded by "MB".

Box type definitions are based on Christian Falkensteiner's April 1999 detailed compiliation of the variables characterizing the designs of MATCHBOX® Series 1-75 picture boxes.

See the Bibliography for details of these and other vintage MATCHBOX® resouces.


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Box Wish Lists [Top]
"A" Boxes
  • 01A Diesel Road Roller (Acquired 04/09)
"C" Boxes
    Specific Models:
  • 19B MGA Sports Car (Acquired 06/08)
  • 25B VW 1200 (Acquired 08/08)
  • 43A Hillman Minx
  • 50A Commer Pickup (Acquired 10/08)
  • 51A Albion Chieftain (Acquired 04/09)
  • 58A BEA Coach
    Box Variations:
  • 03B Bedford Tipper w/o "New Model"
  • 07B Ford Anglia w/o "New Model"
  • 10C Sugar Container Truck w/o "New Model"
  • 11B Petrol Tanker w/side view
  • 14C Lomas Ambulance w/o "New Model"
  • 15B Atlantic Tractor w/side view
  • 16B Atlantic Transporter w/o ""
  • 18C Caterpillar Bulldozer w/view from above
  • 19C Aston Martin Racer w/large picture
  • 22B Vauxhall Cresta w/view from above
  • 25B VW 1200 w/"New Model"
  • 27C Cadillac 60 Special w/"New Model"
  • 29B Austin Cambridge w/o"New Model"
  • 39B Pontiac Convertible w/yellow hood
  • 40B Leyland Coach w/o "New Model"
  • 42A Evening News Van w/o ""
  • 65A Jaguar MK I w/o "New Model"
"D" Boxes
  • 33A Ford Zodiac MKII Sedan (Acquired 03/09)
  • 53A Aston Martin DB2
  • 58A BEA Coach (Acquired 03/09)
  • 66A Citroen DS19
Bibliography [Top]
[Book Cover] Colpitts, Harold L.
"MATCHBOX" From 1953 to 1969, 1-75 Series Regular Wheels
2nd Printing. Lynn, MA: A.I.M. 1983
Falkensteiner, Christian
MATCHBOX® Box Variation List.
April, 1999. Available upon request from Christian.
[Book Cover] Flober, Bernd
Modellauto Katalog, Matchbox Serie 1-75 (German)
4th Printing. Dussledorf: Alba, 1994
[Book Cover] Mack, Charles
Collecting MATCHBOX® Regular Wheels, 1953-1969
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2001
[Book Cover] Mack, Charles
The Encyclopedia of MATCHBOX Toys®
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 3rd Edition 2002
[Book Cover] McGimpsey, Kevin and Orr, Stewart
Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys, The First Forty Years
Chester, England, Great Britain: Major Productions Limited, 1989
[Book Cover] Ragan, Mac
Diecast Cars of the 1960s
St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company, 2000
[Book Cover] Ragan, Mac
St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company, 2002
[Click here to see the book!!] Sasek, Miraslav
Mike and The Modelmakers.
London, England: Lesney Products & Co. Ltd., First Edition January 1970

For more info click here and to see the book click here.
[Book Cover] Schiffer, Nancy
Revised 5th Edition. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2000
Smith, James (Lt. Col. USA Ret.) and Cramer, Rock (Col. USA Ret.)
Norman, OK: 1999
[Book Cover] Stannard, Michael J.
MATCHBOX® 1-75 Series 1953-1969 Collectors Catalogue
Spalding, Lincs., England: Three M's Promotions, 1985
[Book Cover] Stoneback, Bruce and Diane
Secaucus, NJ: Quintet Publishing Limited, 1993
Animations [Top]
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