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Matchbox Series 1-75[]

Series No. [1] Model Name [1] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [1] Photo
1 Road Roller 1958 Averling-Barford Green with red rollers MB -01c Aveling Barford Road Roller.jpg
2 Dumper 1957 Muir-Hill Green with red dump tray Dumper (2-B).jpg
3 Cement Mixer 1953 Light blue with grey wheels Cement Mixer 1.jpg
4 Massey Harris Tractor 1957 Massey-Harris Red Massey-Harris Tractor (4-B).JPG
5 London Bus 1957 AEC Red DSC 3300.jpg
6 Euclid Dump Truck 1959 Euclid Yellow Euclid Dump Truck (6-B).jpg
7 Horse Drawn Milk Float 1954 Orange Horse Drawn Milk Float (7-A).JPG
8 Caterpillar Tractor 1959 Caterpillar Yellow Caterpillar Tractor (8-B).jpg
9 Merryweather Marquis Fire Engine 1959 Merryweather Red Merryweather Marquis Series III Fire Engine.JPG
10 Mechanical Horse and Trailer 1958 Scammell Red with tan trailer Scammell Mechanical Horse and Trailer (10-B).jpg
11 Petrol Tanker 1958 ERF Red 11B ....jpg
12 Land Rover Series II 1959 Land Rover Green Land Rover Series II (12-B).jpg
13 Wreck Truck 1958 Bedord Tan Wreck Truck (13-B).JPG
14 Daimler Ambulance 1958 Daimler Cream Daimler Ambulance (14-B).jpg
15 Rotinoff Super Atlantic Tractor 1959 Rotinoff Orange 15b.jpg
16 Transporter Trailer 1959 Brown Transporter Trailer (16-A).JPG
17 Bedford Removals Van 1958 Bedford Green 17b.jpg
18 Caterpillar Bulldozer 1958 Caterpillar Yellow Cat. Bulldozer 18b.jpg
19 MGA Sports Car 1958 MG Cream DSC 3321.jpg
20 ERF 68G Truck 1959 ERF Blue 20b.jpg
21 Bedford Duple Luxury Coach 1958 Bedford Green Bedford Duple Luxury Coach (21-B).JPG
22 1958 Vauxhall Cresta 1958 Vauxhall Light pink 22B VAUXHALL CRESTA.jpg
23 Berkeley Cavalier Trailer 1958 Berkeley Green 23B.jpg
24 Weatherill Hydraulic Excavator 1959 Weatherill Yellow 24 b.jpg
25 [2] Bedford 12 cwt Van [2] 1956 Bedford DUNLOP [2] Blue [2] Bedford 12 cwt Van.jpg
26 Concrete Truck 1956 ERF Orange DSC 3334.jpg
27 Bedford Low Loader 1958 Bedford Green with tan trailer Bedford Low Loader (27-B).JPG
28 Thames Compressor Truck 1959 Thames Yellow 28b thames compressor truck.jpg
29 Bedford Milk Delivery Van 1956 Bedford Tan Bedford Milk Delivery Van.jpg
30 Ford Perfect 1956 Ford Gray-brown DSC 3342.jpg
31 Ford Station Wagon 1957 Ford Yellow DSC 3343.jpg
32 Jaguar XK140 1957 Jagaur Cream Jaguar XK140.jpg
33 Ford Zodiac Mk II Sedan 1957 Ford Dark green or blue 33a.jpg
34 Volkswagen Microvan 1957 Volkswagen Blue DSC 3351.jpg
35 Marshall Horse Box 1956 ERF Red and tan DSC 3355.jpg
36 Austin A50 1956 Austin Light blue DSC 3357.jpg
37 Karrier Bantam 2 Ton 1957 Karrier Yellow CocaCola 37a.jpg
38 Karrier Refuse Collector 1957 Karrier Gray DSC 3361.jpg
39 Ford Zodiac Convertible 1957 Ford Peach Ford Zodiac Convertible (No 39).JPG
40 Bedford 7 Ton Tipper 1957 Bedford Red with tan dump bed 40a.jpg
41 D Type Jaguar 1957 Jaguar Dark green 41 a.jpg
42 Bedford Evening News Van 1957 Bedford Yellow DSC 3370.jpg
43 Hillman Minx 1958 Hillman Green
44 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1958 Rolls-Royce Light blue DSC 3374.jpg
45 Vauxhall Victor 1958 Vauxhall Yellow DSC 3377.jpg
46 Morris Minor 1000 1958 Morris Dark blue/green DSC 3380.jpg
47 1 Ton Trojan Van 1958 Trojan Red DSC 3383.jpg
48 Meteor Sportsman Mk II 1958 Meteor Blue and tan boat with black trailer Meteor Sportsman Mk II.jpg
49 M3 Personnel Carrier 1958 Olive green M3 Personnel Carrier (49-A).jpg
50 Commer Pick-Up Mk VIII 1958 Commer Tan Commer Pick-Up Mk VIII (No. 50).JPG
51 Albion Chieftain 1958 Albion Yellow 51.jpg
52 Maserati 4CLT/1948 1958 Maserati Red 615-2009.jpg
53 Aston Martin 1958 Aston Martin Gray-blue DSC 3393.jpg
54 Saracen Personnel Carrier 1958 Alvis Olive green 54.jpg
55 D.U.K.W 1958 GMC Olive green 55a.jpg
56 London Trolleybus 1958 AEC Red

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57 Wolseley 1500 1958 Wolseley Green DSC 3400.jpg
58 BEA Coach 1958 AEC Blue 58.jpg
59 Ford Thames Van 1958 Thames Green DSC 3403.jpg
60 Morris J2 Pickup 1958 Morris Blue DSC 3405.jpg
61 Ferret Scout Car 1959 Daimler Olive green 61a.jpg
62 General Service Lorry 1959 AEC Olive green 62a.jpg
63 Ford 3 Ton 4x4 Service Ambulance 1959 Ford Olive green Ford 3 Ton 4x4 Service Ambulance.jpg
64 Scammell Breakdown Truck 1959 Scammell Olive green Break Down Truck 64a.jpg
65 Jaguar 3.4 Litre Saloon 1959 Jaguar Blue Jaguar 3.4 Litre (65-A).jpg
66 Citroen DS19 1959 Citroen Yellow DSC 3418.jpg
67 Saladin Armoured Car 6x6 1959 Alvis Olive green Saladin Armoured Car 6x6.jpg
68 Austin Mk 2 Radio Truck 1959 Austin Olive green 68a.jpg
69 Commer 30 CWT Van 1959 Commer Dark red Commer 30 CWT Van.jpg
70 Thames Estate Car 1959 Thames Light blue and yellow DSC 3425.jpg
71 Austin 200 Gallon Water Truck 1959 Austin Olive green 71a.jpg
72 Fordson Major Tractor 1959 Fordson Blue 72a.jpg
73 10 Ton Pressure Refueller 1959 Leyland Blue [3] 73A.jpg
74 Mobile Canteen 1959 White [4] Moblecanteenwhite.jpg
75 Ford Thunderbird 1959 Ford White & peach [4] DSC 3434.jpg

Accessory Packs[]

Series No. [2] Model Name [2] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [2] Photo
1 Esso Petrol Pumps 1956 N/A "Esso" decals Red & white Esso Petrol Pumps (A-1).jpg
2 Matchbox Car Transporter 1957 Bedford Detachable articulated trailer Blue Matchbox Car Transporter (A-2).jpg
3 Metal Lock-Up Garage 1958 N/A Two opening front doors Yellow & red Lock Up Garage (1958 N-3).jpg

Major Packs[]

Series No. [2] Model Name [2] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [2] Photo
1 Caterpillar Earthmover 1957 Caterpillar Yellow MAJOR PACK No M1 CATERPILLAR EARTH SCRAPER - England - NM.jpg
2 Bedford Articulated Truck 1957 Bedford Blue & cream Bedford Articulated Truck (M-2).jpg
3 Thorneycroft Antar, Sankey 50 Ton Tank Transporter & Centurion Tank Mark III 1959 Thornycroft, Sankey & Centurion Green 10-Wheel Transporter with Centurion Tank.JPG
4 Ruston-Bucyrus 1959 Ruston-Bucyrus Red & yellow Ruston Bucyrus (1959).jpg
5 Massey Ferguson Combine Harvester 1959 Massey Ferguson Red & yellow [5] Harvester M5.jpg

Models of Yesteryear[]

Series No. [2] Model Name [2] First Year Released Brand Notes / Features Color [2] Photo
1 Allchin 7 NHP Traction Engine 1956 Allchin Green TractionEngine.jpg
2 "B" Type Bus 1912-1920 1956 AEC Dewar's Red BTypeBus.jpg
3 1907 London E Class Tramcar 1956 Red ETypeTram.jpg
4 Sentinel Steam Waggon 1956 Sentinel Blue SteamWagon.jpg
5 1929 Le Mans Bentley 1958 Bentley Green 1929 Le Mans Bentley (Y-5).jpg
6 AEC Y Type Lorry 1957 AEC Grey AEClorry.jpg
7 4 Ton Leyland 1957 Leyland Red 4 Ton Leyland.jpg
8 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose 1958 Morris Opening Rumble Seat Brown 1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose.jpg
9 Fowler Big Lion Showman's Engine 1958 Fowler Red & White Fowler.jpg
10 1908 G.P. Mercedes 1958 Mercedes Cream Grandprixmercedes.jpg
11 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller 1958 Aveling & Porter Green Aveling and Porter Steam Roller (Y-11).JPG
12 1899 London Horse-Bus 1959 Red Horsebus.jpg
13 American 4-4-0 Locomotive 1959 Green American 4-4-0.jpg
14 Duke of Connaught 4-2-2 1959 Green Dukeofconnaught.jpg

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 www.mbxforum.com, MB75 Yearly Standard Range of Regular Models = 1959 Retrieved 14 June 2020
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Range of models by Lesney (1959 Matchbox catalogue - second edition)
  3. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, pages 73-74
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 74
  5. Kevin McGimpsey & Stewart Orr, Collecting Matchbox Diecast Toys - The First Forty Years, First Edition, 1989, page 150

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