MY FIRST MATCHBOX

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MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby matchboxmarcel » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Around friday 7 and saturday june 8th aprox 35 people from the MATCHBOX COLLECTORS CLUB GERMANY came over.

Some already visited me on thursday, a big group visited me briefly on friday (not enough space for so many people)
On saturday there was an official programm in which we visited the old fisherstown of Spakenburg and the old toy and craftmuseum in Terschuur. For transport we used a beautifull 1948 Gteyhound coach. There was a dinner and auction in the evening at the hotel.

On sunday a futher 3 collectors came along my place to visit and they were especially intrested in my MY FIRST MATCHBOX collection which I spead out on my drawing table just for this visit. I made some pictures that morning which I post here for you all to enjoy.

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby poorvanner » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:16 pm

Quite an impressive collection.
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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby Matt79 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:32 pm

WOW!! Thanks.I had no idea they made this many. When did the series start? Was it 1989? When did the series finish?

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby David Tilley » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:42 pm

This is probably one of the most detailed collections of My First Matchbox in the world. If I was able to I would have liked to visit myself. Sadly, I am currently in the midst of a long run of shifts at work with barely any time off at all.

I cannot remember the actual years they were available but do have memories of many My First Matchbox related stuff being sold at my local Woolworth store. At the time I did not particularly like them and did not get anything. If only I had. Not being long in employment, money was still at a premium for me, and Matchbox collecting was not such a huge thing. Over recent years I have been busy trying to fill in as many gaps as I can. I doubt I will ever get as many as this though.

I also lament the lack of playtrack like that being available now. I used to love setting up the Matchbox playtrack pieces when I was a kid. Each time I would set them up in a different configuration. I have to admit to lately contemplating buying some old playtrack sets and just setting up my own little town for display.

:) :D :P

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby Jimgallegos » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:25 am

This is one of the best collections if MFM I have seen. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby matchboxmarcel » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:22 am

This photo was taken june 20th 2009 at a presentation for the Dutch 3-inch club.

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It gives a better view of the indiviualy boxed models. (allthough I have found more since then, like the 7 french spelling Ma 1ere Matchbox boxes I found from a Canadian seller)

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The Ford LTD in white, Lincoln Town Car in yellow and Ford Siera in red are the ones to find in the My First Matchbox Line.

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On many of the models there are small variations to be found, like Macau, China or Thailand cast bases.
Or plain wheels with the later 1992-1993 models while the earlier 1989 models have colored hubs. (different colored hubs to be found on some)
There are still a few variations to be found allthough I have most.
I would like to find some more of the known sets like the My First Matchbox garage which I once saw on a far east ebay posting (but seller didn't want to sent) I saved these photos to my computer at the time but still looking to find these !

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Please contact me by pm if you have any sets not pictured in my earlier post.

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby matchboxmarcel » Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:34 pm

Today I spent most of the day to couple my listing of my My First Matchbox collection(based on Christian Falkensteiner's listing) to photos of models in my collection so that you can see what was made.

All issue nbrs as per Christian Falkensteiner’s Live & Learn listing.

MI 017 (MB 17-C), Issue 40
leyland titan
red "Nürnberg 1990", yellow & blue wheels, A body casting, China (Nuremberg Toyfair)

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MI 017 (MB 17-C), Issue 44
leyland titan
red "123 ABC", yellow & blue wheels, A body casting, China

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MI 017 (MB 17-C), ?
leyland titan
red "123 ABC", yellow & blue wheels, B body casting, China

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MI 017 (MB 17-C), Issue 50
leyland titan
red "123 ABC", all yellow wheels, B body casting, China

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MI 019 (MB 19-D), Issue 20
peterbilt cement truck
red, lime barrel, yellow mounts, yellow & blue wheels, Macau
(also pictured in French language packaging)
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MI 019 (MB 19-D), Issue 24
peterbilt cement truck
red, lime barrel, yellow mounts, yellow & blue wheels, Thailand

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MI 019 (MB 19-D), Issue 25
peterbilt cement truck
red, lime barrel, yellow mounts, all yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 029 (MB 29-C), Issue 29
muir hill tractor shovel
blue, red shovel, yellow & orange wheels, Macau (LL-1101 three pack)

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MI 040 (MB 40-B), (not on Christian falkensteiner’s listing)
bedford horse-box
blue & yellow, lime door, lime & red wheels, China

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MI 040 (MB 40-B), Issue 41
bedford horse-box
blue & yellow, lime door, lime & red wheels, Macau
(also pictured in French language packaging)

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MI 040 (MB 40-B), Issue 42
bedford horse-box
blue & yellow, lime door, lime & blue wheels, Thailand

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MI 040 (MB 40-B), Issue 43
bedford horse-box
blue & yellow, lime door, all lime wheels, Thailand

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MI 043 (MB 43-C), Issue 13
0-4-0 steam loco
yellow & red "123 EFG", blue wheels, Macau (LL-1103 three pack)

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MI 043 (MB 43-C), Issue 18
0-4-0 steam loco
yellow & lime "123 456", blue wheels, Macau
(also pictured in French language packaging)

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MI 043 (MB 43-C), Issue 20
0-4-0 steam loco
yellow & lime "123 456", blue wheels, China

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MI 044 (MB 44-C), Issue 31
railway passenger coach
lime & yellow, red roof, blue wheels, Macau

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MI 044 (MB 44-C), Issue 32
railway passenger coach
lime & yellow, red roof, blue wheels, China

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MI 053 (MB 53-D), ?
ford flareside pick-up
lime, yellow base, red & yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 053 (MB 53-D), Issue 15
ford flareside pick-up
lime, yellow base, all red wheels, Thailand

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MI 064 (MB 64-D), Issue 29
caterpillar bulldozer
red, blue metal base, yellow blade, blue rollers, yellow treads, Macau (LL-1103 three pack)

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MI 064 (MB 64-D), Issue 34
caterpillar bulldozer
red, yellow plastic base, lime blade, lemon rollers, yellow treads, Thailand

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MI 071 (MB 71-C), ?
dodge cattle truck
red & yellow, no cows, blue & yellow wheels, Macau yellow towhook

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MI 071 (MB 71-C), Issue 134
dodge cattle truck
red & yellow, no cows, blue & yellow wheels, Macau (LL-1101 three pack)

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MI 075 (MB 75-D), Issue 37
helicopter
white, yellow base, blue/yellow/red blades, Macau
(also pictured in French language packaging)

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MI 075 (MB 75-D), Issue 38
helicopter
white, yellow base, blue/yellow/red blades, Thailand

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MI 095 (MB 20-C), Issue 20
4 X 4 jeep with canopy
yellow, lime canopy, red & lime wheels, Macau

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MI 095 (MB 20-C), Issue 24
4 X 4 jeep with canopy
yellow, lime canopy, all red wheels, Thailand
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MI 100 (MB 56-D), Issue 27
peterbilt tanker
lime, yellow tank, red & yellow wheels, Macau
(also pictured in French language packaging)

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MI 100 (MB 56-D), Issue 29
peterbilt tanker
lime, yellow tank, red & yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 100 (MB 56-D), Issue 32
peterbilt tanker
lime, yellow tank, all red wheels, Thailand

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MI 113 (MB 52-B), Issue 11
police launch
white deck, blue hull, red figures, red wheels, Macau

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MI 113 (MB 52-B), Issue 12
police launch
white deck, blue hull, red figures, red wheels, Thailand

No photo as this variation is missing in my collection

MI 118 (MB 55-F), pre-production
racing porsche 935
blue, yellow & red wheels, Thailand (pre-production, not issued) See 1992 trade catalogue, 1st model 2nd row.

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MI 120 (MB 15-D), ?
ford sierra xr 4 i
red & yellow, blue hatch, red & blue wheels, Thailand (See 1992 trade catalogue, 2nd t model 2nd row)

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MI 120 (MB 15-D), Issue 41
ford sierra xr 4 i
red & yellow, blue hatch, all red wheels, Thailand

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MI 134 (MB 18-C), pre-production
oshkosh fire engine
red, silver base, yellow ladder, blue & yellow wheels, Macau, firemans head facing wrong (to the right on driver side)

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MI 134 (MB 18-C), Issue 8
oshkosh fire engine
red, silver base, yellow ladder, blue & yellow wheels, Macau (LL-1102 three pack)

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MI 134 (MB 18-C), Issue 14
oshkosh fire engine
red, blue base, blue & lime ladder, yellow & blue wheels, Macau

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MI 134 (MB 18-C), Issue 15
oshkosh fire engine
red, blue base, blue & lime ladder, yellow & blue wheels, Thailand

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MI 134 (MB 18-C), Issue 16
oshkosh fire engine
red, blue base, blue & lime ladder, all yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 137 (MB 16-D), Issue 13
f 1 racer
white, red plastic base, red airfoil, blue & yellow wheels, Macau

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MI 137 (MB 16-D), Issue 17
f 1 racer
white, red plastic base, red airfoil, blue & yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 139 (MB 26-F), Issue 12
volvo tilt truck
red, lime canopy, yellow & red wheels, China

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MI 139 (MB 26-F), Issue 14
volvo tilt truck
red, no canopy, yellow & blue wheels, China

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MI 139 (MB 26-F), Issue 15
volvo tilt truck
red, lime canopy, yellow & blue wheels, China

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MI 139 (MB 26-F), Issue 18
volvo tilt truck
red, lime canopy, all yellow wheels, China

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MI 139 (MB 26-F), pre-production
volvo tilt truck
yellow, yellow canopy, China (pre-production, not issued)

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MI 150 (MB 21-E), Issue 7
chevrolet breakdown van
red, yellow back, lime boom, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 150 (MB 21-E), Issue 13
chevrolet breakdown van
red, yellow back, lime boom, all blue wheels, China

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MI 157 (MB 47-E), Issue 11
international school bus
orange-yellow, lime & red wheels, China

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MI 157 (MB 47-E), Issue 12
international school bus
orange-yellow, lime & blue wheels, China

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MI 157 (MB 47-E), Issue 20
international school bus
orange-yellow, all lime wheels, China

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MI 169 (MB 49-E), Issue 8
peugeot quasar
yellow, lime base, blue & yellow wheels, Macau

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MI 169 (MB 49-E), Issue 9
peugeot quasar
yellow, lime base, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 169 (MB 49-E), Issue 11
peugeot quasar
orange-yellow, lime base, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 169 (MB 49-E), Issue 12
peugeot quasar
yellow, lime base, all blue wheels, China

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MI 172 (MB 75-E), Issue 15
ferrari testarossa
red, lime base, yellow & blue wheels, Macau

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MI 174 (MB 04-E), pre-production
carbodies taxi fx 4 r
yellow "ABC TAXI", red & yellow wheels, larger TAXI on right side and extra blue dash after C on rear door, Macau (LL-1102 three pack, not issued) (photo by Paul Carr)

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MI 174 (MB 04-E), Issue 3
carbodies taxi fx 4 r
yellow "ABC TAXI", red & yellow wheels, Macau (LL-1102 three pack & single issue)
(also pictured in French language packaging)

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MI 174 (MB 04-E), Issue 7
carbodies taxi fx 4 r
yellow "ABC TAXI", all red wheels, China (Argos set)

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MI 178 (MB 70-E), Issue 3
ford cargo skip truck
blue, red metal skip, yellow & orange wheels, Macau (LL-1102 three pack)

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MI 179 (MB 08-G), Issue 6
vauxhall astra gte with roof light
white "POLICE", blue & yellow wheels, flat China

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MI 179 (MB 08-G), ?
vauxhall astra gte with roof light
white "POLICE", blue & yellow wheels, raised China

No photo as this variation is missing in my collection.

MI 179 (MB 08-G), Issue 11
vauxhall astra gte with roof light
white "POLICE", all blue wheels, raised China

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MI 182 (MB 20-E), pre-production
Volkswagen transporter ambulance
white (pre-production, not issued) (photo by Garyscars)

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MI 184 (MB 16-E), pre-production
ford ltd with roof light
white, blue base, red & yellow wheels, Thailand (pre-production, not issued)

No photo as this pre-production model is missing in my collection

MI 184 (MB 16-E), Issue 9
ford ltd with roof light
white, blue base, all red wheels, Thailand

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MI 184 (MB 16-E), Issue 14
ford ltd with roof light
white, blue base, all yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 187 (MB 39-E), ?
ford bronco II
red, blue base, yellow & blue wheels, Thailand (pre-production, not issued)

No photo as this pre-production model is missing in my collection

MI 187 (MB 39-E), Issue 9
ford bronco II
red, blue base, all yellow wheels, Thailand

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MI 192 (MB 31-G), Issue 4
rover sterling
blue & yellow, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 192 (MB 31-G), Issue 5
rover sterling
blue & orange-yellow, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 192 (MB 31-G), Issue 11
rover sterling
blue & yellow, all blue wheels, China

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MI 197 (MB 43-G), pre-production
lincoln town car
orange-yellow & red, blue & yellow wheels, Thailand (pre-production, not issued)

No photo as this pre-production model is missing in my collection

MI 197 (MB 43-G), Issue 5
lincoln town car
orange-yellow & red, all blue wheels, Thailand

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MI 209 (MB 09-H), Issue 3
faun dump truck
blue, yellow dump, red & yellow wheels, China

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MI 209 (MB 09-H), Issue 6
faun dump truck
blue, yellow dump, all red wheels, China

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MI 211 (MB 33-G), (not on Christian falkensteiner’s listing)
ford utility truck
red, blue turret, blue & yellow boom, blue & yellow wheels, Macau

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MI 211 (MB 33-G), Issue 3
ford utility truck
red, blue turret, no boom, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 211 (MB 33-G), Issue 4
ford utility truck
red, yellow turret, no boom, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 211 (MB 33-G), Issue 5
ford utility truck
red, blue turret, blue & yellow boom, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 211 (MB 33-G), Issue 6
ford utility truck
red, yellow turret, blue & lime boom, blue & yellow wheels, China

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MI 211 (MB 33-G), (not on Christian falkensteiner’s listing)
ford utility truck
red, blue turret, blue & lime boom, all blue wheels, China

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MI 281 (MB 15-K), pre-production
ford transit
white (pre-production, not issued) (photo from internet)

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MI 720 (MB TP-20), Issue 4
flat car side tipper
blue, yellow tipper, blue wheels, Macau (LL-1103 three pack)

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MI 792 (MB TP-19), Issue 11
cattle trailer
red & yellow, no cows, blue & yellow wheels, Macau (LL-1101 three pack)

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MI 851 (MB 51-C), Issue 10
combine harvester
lime & blue, yellow rotor, lime chute, Macau
(also pictured in French language packaging)

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MI 851 (MB 51-C), issue 12
combine harvester
lime & blue, yellow rotor, lime chute, Thailand

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Superkings models

K-8-E, issue 5
ferrari f-40
lime body, clear windows, red interior, yellow base & wheels, caricature tempa, china casting

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K-15-B, Issue 27
the Londoner
yellow upper & lower deck, blue interior, red wheels, “1 2 3 4” & blue/red strip sides and “save the children” roof tempa, china casting

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SP-13/14-A, issue 11
porsche 959
red body, white interior & base, amber windows, caricature tempa, white wheels, china casting

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I hope you enjoyed this posting. If you know of any other models or have any models not in my collection, please sent me a pm.

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby dmet » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:54 pm

There is another pre-pro shown on public safety diecast site of the MB18 ladder with the blue ladder with a black outline head instead of the standard white.

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby johnnyfootballhero » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:22 am

matchboxmarcel wrote:The Ford LTD in white, Lincoln Town Car in yellow and Ford Siera in red are the ones to find in the My First Matchbox Line.

Not sure I understand. Do you mean they are the rarest, or just nice?

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Re: MY FIRST MATCHBOX

Postby matchboxmarcel » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:24 pm

johnnyfootballhero wrote:
matchboxmarcel wrote:The Ford LTD in white, Lincoln Town Car in yellow and Ford Siera in red are the ones to find in the My First Matchbox Line.

Not sure I understand. Do you mean they are the rarest, or just nice?


These 3 models are the rarest castings to find in the My First Matchbox line.

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