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Rare Matchbox-(1-75) Toys & Models

Condition Grading
Throughout the site all models are given a condition grading. The first letter applies to the model and the second to the box or packaging.
  • A+ = Mint
  • As new Condition
  • A = Excellent
  • Only the slightest faults
  • B = Very Good
  • Some signs of wear
  • C = Good
  • With obvious wear
  • D = Fair
  • Possibly parts missing
  • E = Poor
  • Restoration project only
  • NB = Loose
  • No box or packaging
Matchbox is a popular toy brand which was introduced by Lesney Products in 1953, and is now owned by Mattel, Inc. The brand was given its name because the original die-cast Matchbox toys were sold in boxes similar in style and size to those in which matches were sold. Subsequently, the brand would encompass a broad range of toys including larger scale die-cast models and various other lines of toys, such as plastic model kits and action figures. [Wikipedia]

Buying Rare Matchbox

Buying rare toys can be a great investment as they tend to hold their values well, are much easier to sell at a later date and take far less space to store or display.

A single high value item is easier to sell than multiple cheaper items adding up to the same value. This is mainly due to the reduced labour costs.
However the most important considerations before buying rare Matchbox toys are firstly originality and then the price.
Always buy from a seller you trust or at least make sure you have a full no quibble money back gaurantee so if for any reason you are not happy you can return the item.
It always pays to check the market thoroughly before commiting to a purchase as it is easy to get carried away and pay too much.
You can check the market for more Matchbox toys here.
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