The Models of Yesteryear range was introduced by Lesney in 1956 to supplement the Matchbox Series range which had been in production since 1953. The models were based on historical vehicles rather than contemporary subjects [1] and the range was aimed at adult collectors rather than children.[2]


  1. The History of Matchbox, Retrieved 27 July 2018
  2. Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, Retrieved 27 July 2018
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