With over 5,000 variations this comprehensive, full colour, 100-page guide identifies and values the numerous box, wheel and colour variations of all UK made Lesney Toys from the late 1950s to scarcer Far Eastern Yesteryear variants produced in the 1990s. With access allowed to some of the finest collections, the guide contains over 200 rare model pictures and includes a comprehensive history of Lesney and documents their fallout with MOKO over the Matchbox name, plus lots of interesting facts about the company. A must for anyone with Matchbox Toys in their collection, model values are based on prices realised at online and traditional auctions during the last 12 months for all rare variations together with more common issues, varying from £2 to £7,000!
Detailed sections within the guide include:
Early Lesney Toys (pre Matchbox & MOKO)
Models made exclusively for MOKO
Matchbox 1-75 Series (MOKO & Lesney box types)
Yesteryears (UK & far Eastern issues, plus rare Code 3’s)
Speed Kings & Super Kings
UK & overseas Catalogues plus Matchbox ephemera