Matchbox Lesney

20 Jun 19
The Rusty Dragon

Will We See Matchbox Cars UK Wide by 2019? I’ve got a big smile on my face as I write this, having photographed some cars on the first pleasant summer evening here for about 2 weeks. The big news this last weekend for fans of Mattel’s Matchbox cars was no doubt the announcement of the […]

08 May 19

The fourteenth of my slots about London’s Industrial Heritage, on BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show , sees me look at the Capital city’s factories on screen. As well as the countless appearances with motion pictures, television and music videos, these long gone industrial sites also appeared in British Pathé newsreels.   Pathé News was a […]

27 Mar 19
Ending Auction Deals

Details about Vintage Matchbox Lesney Superfast Boxed 37 Car Lot Rare from Tumblr Hot Auction Deals 🙂

06 Mar 19

Births today include painter by numbers – Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, was well ahead of his time in 1475 given he was only known by his first name. Poet and dualist with the rather large nose, Cyrano de Bergerac began to take his place in folklore from 1619. Composer of Flight of the Bumblebee, […]

05 Mar 19
Diecast Car Collector

Sometimes, I reflect on why I collect model cars (Reflections on Why I collect diecast cars?). Yesterday (4 March 2019), I was visiting the secondhand stores near Tbilisi Central Station, as I often do and found they had some new stock. There was nothing especially old, but I came away with five models from one […]

03 Mar 19
Mike Pigott's Diecast Toys & Models

Mike Pigott looks at a rare game that combines a board, a View-Master viewer and reels and four Matchbox Superfast cars. During the 1970s GAF, the manufacturer of View-Master, entered the toy market with a range of games incorporating 3D viewers and reels. One of these was a race game that had the novel idea […]

18 Feb 19
Robert Wilson, Auctioneer

Saturday, February 23 at 1:00 pmCoins Sell at 3:30 pmGMP Hall 350 Hudson Ave, Newark OH 43055(740) 334-7024Buying Good Items, Call or Email for Details. Click here for picture gallery. 1st Model Railway Robert Klaas Nazi Dagger with Sheath very rare (denazified); Nazi German Iron Cross;  Postcards- Black Americana, City Views; Longaberger Baskets – Easter, […]

21 Jan 19

To date, there have been four separate, but related, toolings of this style of truck. AMT and MPC both tooled up versions of this truck that are very similar but have some minor differences. Both use a simplified, one piece chassis plate with molded in suspension and exhaust. AMT versions featured dual exhaust while MPC […]

19 Jan 19

Though this is fairly obvious to any experienced Matchbox collector, I’m not much of an expert on these things. For me, this is just for fun… I loved them as a kid, and I enjoy taking old broken ones apart and fixing them up to like-new condition. I have bought a few Matchboxes that are […]

15 Jan 19
The Race Case

After I found this Lesney Matchbox boat trailer recently at the Wichita Community Market, I went on a search for a boat to make it complete. I did a similar thing a few years ago when I found a loose Lesney Matchbox Jennings cattle trailer, reuniting it with a Thames Trader cab to make the […]

15 Jan 19
DT Collectable Toys

Vintage Lesney Matchbox Speed Kings K-23 Mercury Commuter Police Car Comes with original box, but this is in poor condition The vehicle is Excellent with some minor signs of wear & paint loss Please check the images

15 Jan 19
DT Collectable Toys

Vintage Lesney Matchbox Speed Kings K-62 Emergency Doctor Comes with original box, but this is in poor condition The vehicle is Excellent with some minor signs of wear, paint loss and is missing the towbar Please check the images

13 Jan 19
Diecast Car Collector

The launch of Hot Wheels by Mattel in 1968 sent shockwaves through the diecast world. With their low friction wheels and track sets, they were faster than anything on the market. Lesney had been selling a lot of models in the States, but with the introduction of Hot Wheels, Lesney’s US Sales plummeted. In response […]

11 Jan 19
Tique Trader

A neat vintage cardboard fold out play mat.  In overall good lightly used condition (if used at all).  There is a slight tear in the paper sleeve.  Colors look great.  FCD1 – NPHWe sell mostly USED and UNIQUE items. Expect minor evidence of use or imperfections from age. We guarantee accurate descriptions and use clear […]