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Matchbox Toys 1947-2003 Fourth Edition

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Author/s Dana Johnson
Type of Media Paperback
No. of Pages 194
No. of Illustrations hundreds
Publishing Date 2004
Publisher Collector Books
Language/s English
ISBN-13 9781574323931

Identification and Value Guide.

A highly detailed book describing the 75-series with nearly every variation that was produced.

Dana Johnson also includes a page of earlier bigger Moko/Lesney's predating the Regular Wheels and the rare oddity of the #2 Lesney/Milbro Bread Bait Press.

Although prices vary, this guide offers to help you opt out of bidwars on eBay when certain models so you don't have to pay too much. I saved thousands of dollars with this guide and scored a lot of my current collection at prices far below its supposed value.

Take for example the #2 Bread Bait Press. I paid less than 5 GBP for it (approx US$10) and its estimated value was between US$100-$150. I believe I got this one for a bargain.

Every so often I get a car thats not in the book. Mr Johnson kindly answered my dilemma in a quick email about certain 'blank' MB34 Model A boxvans of which I'm now the proud owner.

Although this value guide is highly detailed its not complete and ofcourse a large portion of these models are from the author's own collection.

As with most publications there were some errors, typo's and missing variations. Overall I highly recommend this book to any beginner and serious collector alike.

Prices vary and they're readily available either from the author or eBay.

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Bring on the 5th Edition

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Great value for money and a good guide for an easy bargain. There were a few cars missing from this huge collection and there were a couple of forgivable mistakes. I've run this book ragged from cover to cover. Good thing I've got two of these.

 
 
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