Matchbox Cars & Trucks
Matchbox car & truck toys were originally made by Lesney Products (in the UK) sometime during 1953. They are small in size--the size of matchbook boxes, thus the name Matchbox. The smaller size, and excellent quality of these toys immediately made them sought-after collectibles. The Matchbox name is now owned and manufactured by Mattel, a well-known U.S. toy manufacturer.
The style & design of Matchbox toys were like those of real vehicles, which served to increase their collectibility. There are all types of these interesting little toys. Here is a sampling from what I have to offer on OLA.
Many Matchbox toys have opening and moving parts, which add to their interest.
Many Matchbox toys had decals that the buyer could self-apply. Look at the little person in the Pink Slingshot dragster above. So cute.
They produced a number of cool Fantasy Mobiles too, like the one below.
There are some great construction vehicles too! Such as the 1973 SuperFast Rod Roller No. 21 SOLD!!
They made a huge assortment of trucks, too!
Matchbox No. 7 FORD Refuse Truck, rolls & tilts! SOLD!!
Matchbox toys make great gifts! Affordable prices, small in size!
I have only about 20 Matchbox toys left, so if you collect these fine little die cast playthings, check my OLA store today! I have 2 collector's cases to offer as well, so if you are interested, please contact me. Many thanks for reading, and shopping on the BEST Site on the web -- OLA: Where Buyers & Sellers Meet.