In 1983 the ‘Maroon’ boxes were introduced, like the ‘straw’ box they were uniform in colour but no longer included a window in both the back panel.
Due to the shift in production of Matchbox to Asia, there are 3 variations on this box all based around the production location; otherwise the boxes are the same.
Box Type – J : Made in England
Box Type – J1 : Made in Macau
Box Type – J2 : Made in China