Lesney range of die cast models.

The Models of Yesteryear, introduced in 1956, were renditions of classic vehicles from the steam and early automotive eras. These were often about 3½-4" in length. Accessories Packs were also introduced in 1956 and included petrol pumps, garages, and the like. Major Packs, which were larger-scale models, often of construction vehicles, were added in 1957. The King Size series of larger-scale trucks and tractors was added in 1960 and was diversified from 1967 onwards to include passenger car models in a scale similar to that used by Corgi and Dinky. Major Packs had been absorbed into the King Size range by 1968. [Wikipedia]


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Ann - April 12, 2020
Best place to find values ? I have BOXES of NIB Lesney Matchbox Models... never played with ! Where do I begin ??
Not sure, but a good start might be this Yesteryear Collectors page on Facebook. Just post a few pictures and they might help you. Good luck!
Jay - March 14, 2020
I have a models of yesteryear Matchbox truck, Y-13 1918 crossley, Wiltshire County Council yellow truck, it came with a certificate saying its unit 551 out of 1000 models, the truck and original box and certificate are in good condition. I cannot find another example even on ebay. I have pictures available
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