Matchbox Toys 1947-2003 Fourth Edition
|Type of Media||Paperback|
|No. of Pages||194|
|No. of Illustrations||hundreds|
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.
Bring on the 5th Edition
|Value for Money:||5.0|
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.