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1909 Thomas Flyabout
Debut Series Models of Yesteryear
Produced 1967 to 1978
Number Y-12
Thomas Flyabout

VersionsEdit

This model of a 1909 Thomas Flyabout has been issued in the following 48:1 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Decals Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Country Notes / Variations Photo
Y-12 1967 [1]

1968 [2] 1969 [3] 1970 [4] 1971 [5] 1972 [6] 1973 [1]

Models of Yesteryear Blue & tan None Image Not Available 1909 THOMAS FLYABOUT on base. Thomas Flyabout
Y-12 1974 [1]

1975 [1] 1976 [1] 1977 [1] 1978 [1]

Models of Yesteryear Purple & black None Image Not Available 1909 THOMAS FLYABOUT on base.

Note:

  • The Thomas Flyabout is shown in the 1967 Matchbox Collector's Catalogue as a "New Model" in red & black [7] but was actually released in blue & tan.[1]
  • The 1974 recolour was to purple and black,[1] but Matchbox Catalogues from 1973 through 1978 show it in red & black.
  • The Thomas Flyabout was withdrawn in 1979 [1] and the Y-12 number was allocated to the 1912 Ford Model T.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 184
  2. Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1968
  3. Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1969 Second Edition
  4. Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1970
  5. Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1971
  6. Matchbox Collectors' Catalogue International Edition 1972
  7. Matchbox 1967 Collector's Catalogue - International Edition
  8. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 204
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