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Lesney Die Cast Matchbox Series Toys c.1960

$75

ABOUT

Price is for the pair.

Matchbox Series "No. 4 Major Pack" Shovel and "No. 30 8 Wheel Crane" metal toys. Made in England.

  • CREATOR Lesney, Ruston-Bucyrus, England.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Die cast metal.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS Shovel: H 2.35 in. W 3 in. D 1.25 in., Crane: H 1.5 in. W 3.25 in. D 1.25 in.

    HISTORY

    Early years: Lesney, the origin of the Matchbox name and the 1-75 series. The Matchbox name originated in 1953 as a brand name of the British die-casting company Lesney Products, whose reputation was molded by John W. "Jack" Odell (1920–2007), Leslie Charles Smith (1918–2005), and Rodney Smith.

     

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