The tables of content of the Big Book of MATCHBOX Models of Yesteryear 1956-72 (English translation)

1. The Path to Perfection
     The Beginnings of the Lesney Company   6
     Early Lesney Toys   9
     The First Crisis and the Big Turn   15
     MOKO – an Important Partner in Trade Success   18


2. The Matchbox Series Phenomenon
     Jack Odell, Matchbox Toys Inventor   22
     The Genesis of the Matchbox Series 1–75   26


3. The Advent of Yesteryears
     The Origins of the Models of Yesteryear Range   30
     A New Word in the English Dictionary   31
     The Unveiling at the Harrogate Toy Fair  32


4. How Yesteryears Were Manufactured
     Zinc Alloy   35
     Model Diecasting   36
     Plastic Parts   37
     The Selection of Real Vintage Cars for Models   38
     Developing, Manufacturing and Advertising Yesteryears   41


5. The Golden Era
     Models of Yesteryear Conquer the World   48
     The Biggest Car Factory in the World   51
     Regular Wheels   54


6. Future Threats
     The Scale of Yesteryears   56
     The Colors of Yesteryears   58
     Turnover of the Yesteryear Series   60
     The End of the Golden Era   62


7. The Most Important Periods in the History of Models of Yesteryear   64


8. Construction Mystery of the Yesteryear Range
     Bodies and Chassis   68
     Additional Parts and Accessories    70
     Unique Wheels of the First Yesteryears   71
     Unitized Wheel Types   74
     Axles   78
     Tires   79
     Steering Wheels   80
     Gear and Brake Levers   84
     Other Unitized Components   86


   9. Variations of Yesteryears   89
        Official Issues   90
        Preproduction Models and Color Trials   94
        Production Failures of Yesteryears   97
        “Lunch Brake” Pseudo-variations   98


10. Models of Yesteryear Coding  100

11. Models of Yesteryear Gallery 1956-1972   104
        Y-1A  1925 Allchin 7-N.H.P. Traction Engine   106
        Y-1B  1911 Ford Model T   114
        Y-2A  1911 „B“ Type London Bus    126
        Y-2B  1911 Renault Two Seater   134
        Y-2C  1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall   142
        Y-3A  1907 London „E“ Class Tramcar   150
        Y-3B  1910 Benz Limousine   158
        Y-4A  1928 Sentinel Steam Waggon   168
        Y-4B  1905 Shand Mason Horse Drawn Fire Engine   174
        Y-4C  1909 Opel Coupe   184
        Y-5A  1929 Le Mans Bentley   192
        Y-5B  1929 4 ˝ Litre Bentley   198
        Y-5C  1907 Peugeot   210
        Y-6A  1916 AEC „Y“ Type Lorry   216
        Y-6B  1926 Bugatti Type 35   222
        Y-6C  1913 Cadillac Roadster  230
        Y-7A  1918 4 Ton Leyland   238
        Y-7B  1913 Mercer Raceabout Type 35J   244
        Y-7C  1912 Rolls-Royce   252
        Y-8A  1926 Morris Cowley Bullnose   262
        Y-8B  1914 Sunbeam Motorcycle & Milford Sidecar   268
        Y-8C  1914 Stutz Type 4E Roadster   276
        Y-9A  1924 Fowler „Big Lion“ Showman's Engine   282
        Y-9B  1912 Simplex   290
      Y-10A  1908 „Grand Prix“ Mercedes   300
      Y-10B  1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220   308
      Y-10C  1906 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost   316
      Y-11A  1920 Aveling & Porter Steam Roller   322
      Y-11B  1912 Packard Landaulet   328
      Y-11C  1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupé   336
      Y-12A  1899 London Horse Drawn Bus   344
      Y-12B  1909 Thomas Flyabout   350
      Y-13A  1862 „Santa Fe“ 4-4-0 Locomotive   360
      Y-13B  1911 Daimler Type A12   368
      Y-14A  1903 „Duke of Connaught“ 4-2-2 Locomotive   376
      Y-14B  1911 Maxwell Roadster   382
      Y-15A  1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost   390
      Y-15B  1930 Packard Victoria   400
      Y-16A  1904 Spyker Tourer   408
      Y-16B  1928 Mercedes-Benz SS Coupé   420

12. Yesteryear Boxes
        History, Value and Coding   426
        Pen Drawn Boxes   429
        Color Picture Boxes   433
        Window Boxes   441
        Variations of Window Boxes   446
        The Table of All Boxes Types and Variations 1956-1972   451


13. American Cardboard Headers Packaging   452


14. Yesteryear Gift Sets   462


15. Display Stands for Yesteryears
        Carton Display Stands   468
        Plastic Display Stands and Wire Racks    476


16. Veteran Car Gifts
        Starting with Colored Models   480
        History of Plated Yesteryears   482
        Types and Variations of Plated Yesteryears   489


17. Yesteryears in Matchbox Catalogs   510


18. The Beginning of Code 2 in Yesteryear Range and Special Packaging   530


19. Copies and Copycats    541


20. Corgi Classic – Direct Competition Against Yesteryears  548


21. Fakes of Yesteryears
        Targets of Fakes   554
        Fakes with Plastic Parts   555
        Fakes with Alloy Components   556
        Colors, Decals and Boxes   559


22. Evaluation of Diecast Models
        Degrees of Yesteryear Variations Value   562
        Degrees of Condition of Models and Boxes   564


23. Collecting and Maintaining Yesteryears
        How to Collect Yesteryears   566
        How to Acquire Yesteryears   570
        Cleaning Diecast Models   572
        Maintaining Yesteryears and Their Accessories   574


24. Overview Tables of Yesteryears 1956–1972   578


25. Sources, Co-workers, Bibliography and Authors   580
        About the Book and Its Authors   582

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Alexandr Pícha

Editor studia Miramis. Autor publikací Velká kniha o modelech MATCHBOX Models of Yesteryear 1956–1972 (s Liborem Mikšem) a Collector's Guide to MATCHBOX Models of Yesteryear 1956–1972 (s Pavlem Lagnerem). Autor oficiálního katalogu Abrex 2018/2019.

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