Category Archives: Models of Yesteryear

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, introduced in 1956, were renditions of classic vehicles from the steam and early automotive eras. These tended to be bought by adults for display purposes rather than children as toys, so many examples are still in very good condition.

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Matchbox Models of Yesteryear

I now have 13 Yesteryear Models (from rear of the picture going left to right along the rows): 1930 Duesenberg Model J, 1930 Packard Victoria, 1953 Ford F100 Pickup AAA Flying Tire Service, 1945 MG TC, 1936 Jaguar SS 100, 1911 Ford Model T, 1912 Rolls Royce, 1907 Peugeot, 1928 Mercedes SS, 1960 Ferrari Dino 246/V12,  1911 Maxwell Roadster, 1913 Cadillac and a 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry .

I tend to be attracted more to sports cars of the sixties and seventies than to these vintage cars.

Yesteryear models were also incorporated into executive presents, like pen stands, bookends and pipe racks.

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I have seen some of these at Boot Sales but they don’t really interest me.

Apart from a 1938 Hispano-Suiza there are few Yesteryear Models I am looking out for.

There is a good site on the Internet for information about Models of Yesteryear (click the link).

The 1953 Ford F100 Pickup AAA Flying Tire Service is from a set of 6 road service pick ups released in the 1990s. There were 3 Fords and 3 Chevys in the group. They are good models with lots of extra detailing.

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1953 Ford F100 Pickup AAA Flying Tire Service