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Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Krause Publications
To the delight of many adult collectors (and children), Matchbox has been producing affordable die-cast cars with amazing detail for more than 50 years-complete with fully functioning doors, opening hoods, and replica engines and interiors. A strong collectible, Matchbox has a loyal following, however, the truly classic years-the regular wheels period between 1953 and 1969-remains the most collected and highly valued.Celebrating the first great era of Matchbox, Classic Matchbox highlights the fascinating history of these toys from their inception right up until faster, easier-rolling toys made their debut in 1970. Author and lifelong toy collector, Karen O'Brien provides detailed descriptions and accurate pricing for more than 1,000 listings of classic matchbox toys. Readers will soon learn how valuable their classic die-cast collection is!O'Brien, Karen is the author of 'Classic Matchbox Id & Price Guide to 1953-1969 Matchbox Toys', published 2004 under ISBN 9780873498333 and ISBN 087349833X.