This site is aimed at the collectors of the myriad items made by Lesney

None of my personal models, pictures of models supplied by others or associated items shown here are for sale.

All pictures and text contained within this site are are my own personal intellectual copyright, copyrighted to myself, the author and owner of this site unless acknowledged in any accompanying text or image accrediting them to the third party who gave permission for their use by myself personally and allowed them to be published here..

You may copy images for your own personal use or if you further post onto anywhere else to discuss merits of the item in the image such as forum discussion boards or hobby sites on condition that an acknowledgment is provided to the correct source ie: this site.

I cannot grant the use of images or text as noted to being accredited to a third party on the site or that have been received from a third party and you may contact me and I will supply the source of the image or text to you so you may contact the original owner for permission to use them.  

If you find an image or text that has been supplied by a third party which contravenes their use by you, the original intellectual owner, then I will remove the said image or text if you so desire. I cannot be responsible for the original source and receive any images or text in good faith from the third party.

I do not grant permission for these images or text to be used in any way for commercial, personal gain or advertising use in any way without my written specific permission.

I am in no way an employee or associated with Mattel and the views contained herein are my own personal views purely as a collector.

I am in no way associated with MICA apart from being a general member of the club and my views are not the views of the club.

The terms 'Matchbox ' , 'Models of Yesteryear ' , are the registered trademarks of Mattel and it's subsidiaries.

The Matchbox logo, and the color "Matchbox Orange," and associated trademarks designated by and are U.S. trademarks of Mattel, Inc.

I have not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Web Site and I am not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this Web Site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by myself of the sites. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

I would especially like to thank the following for sources of information. Plus the many numerous collectors that I have spoken to over the years.

Firstly, to all the fellow collectors out there in cyber land who have allowed me to use photographs of their own models and items, I sincerely thank you for enabling other collectors see the true beauty of these models. If I have used a photograph accidentally which is yours and have not credited it to you then please let me know. I would especially like to mention all the collectors on the MCCH  boards who have allowed me to use various items but are to many to recognise individually but who are only to happy to provide others with help - Go there and you will find what I am talking about!

My special thanks to the following collectors in particular who have contributed immensely to this site, with their knowledge and models.




Thanks Guys for all your help




Calvin Harbaugh - US

Barry Thompson - UK

Martin Stamp - UK

Dave Rogers - UK

Bob Tutt - UK

Gary Galvin - UK

Kay Schaber - Germany

Phil Gay - Australia

Steve Brown - New Zealand


THE YESTERYEAR BOOK - 1956 TO 2000, Millennium Edition

A 'MUST HAVE' book, the bible for Yesteryear collectors

McGimpsey, Kevin.

Orr, Stewart


ISBN 0-9510885-9-9



McGimpsey, Kevin.

Orr, Stewart


ISBN 0-9510885-1-3 


Smith, Leslie.

Smith, Rodney.

Odell, John William 'Jack'

 For their founding of the Lesney company and production of all these wonderful items, without which, none of us would have anything to talk about.

Bolton, David. 

For his work and information on the various box types. Published in MICA Club magazines

Volume. 7, No.1     Page 24     &     Volume 8, No.1    Page 9.