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The complete lists of Allchin models released

Matchbox Yesteryear Y01-1 : 1925 Allchin Traction Engine
Traction Engine

 

 

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YY60 : Connoisseur Set

A beautifully crafted limited release set contained within a lockable wooden case.  This set was released in 1984 and was limited to just 50,000 units in total; 20,000 for the UK market and an additional 30,000 for the rest of the world.

Each set consisted of 6 models as shown below and came with a certificate of authenticity and another note promising to buy back the set after 5 years if the purchasers wanted to sell it.

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set
Y01-2 : 1911 Ford Model T car Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-24 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car

Brochure:

Italian Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Italian Advertising Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Italian Advertising
German Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set German Advertising Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set German Advertising
Dutch Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Dutch Advertising Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Dutch Advertising

Other documents:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Purchase Receipt Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Certificate of Authenticity Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set German Advertising
Purchase Receipt Certificate of Authenticity German Advert
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Advertising
English Advert

Outer Packaging (Mailer):

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YY60 : Connoisseur Set Mailer

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YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection

Released in 1996 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Models of Yesteryear range; this set consist of 8 previously released casting in new and specially detailed liveries.

Each model came with a small brass tag depicting the 40th Anniversary logo and a certificate with a copy of Lesley Smiths signature on it.

The set was only available to the registered members of the Matchbox Collectibles group and selected museums for an initial purchase price of £14.50 + £1.95 for postage per model.

YMS01 Y01-2 : 1911 Ford Model T Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-25 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car
YMS02 Y02-3 : 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall
YMS03 Y03-2 : 1910 Benz Limousine
YMS04 Y04-3 : 1909 Opel Coupe
YMS05 Y09-2 : 1912 Simplex
YMS06 Y11-2 : 1912 Packard Landaulet
YMS07 Y13-2 : 1911 Daimler Type A12
YMS08 Y14-2 : 1911 Maxwell Roadster

Medallion:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Medallion Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Medallion

Certificate:

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Certificate

Mailer (Outer Package):

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : YMS : 40th Anniversary Collection Mailer

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Y01-1 : 1925 Allchin Traction Engine

The 1925 Allchin was the first model in the Yesteryear range. It was always painted mid-green with red wheels (in various shades) and gold trim. The boiler door first appeared in copper, then gold and finally in silver. The rear wheels originally had straight treads but this was soon changed to diagonal treads. One hard to find variation had the smooth rear wheels from the Y11 Aveling Porter Steam Roller fitted.

The ‘Painted Trim’ refers to the Steering rack & pinion, bands on the upper & lower of the smoke stack, and other small components. The other common part was the flywheel which was painted black although can be found in various shades down to a dark brown colour.

First Released : 1956                    Scale :  1/80

Collector Notes:
The Smooth rear wheels is a commonly faked variation, pay close attention to axle ends for signs of tampering.

There have been reports of some models having a steerable front axle, this is presumed to be a pre-production variation that was not carried over into the released version.

Issue <click to enlarge> Year
Released
Body/
Chassis Colour
Cab Floor Tread Design Wheel Type Axles Boiler Door Painted Trim Flywheel Baseplate Packaging
01 Y01-1-1 Allchin Traction Engine 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Straight 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Copper Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England A
02 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Straight 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Mid Green Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England A
03 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Copper Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England A
04 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Dark Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Copper Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England A & B
05 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Crimped Copper Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England A & B
06 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Bright Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Crimped Copper Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England B & C
07 Y01-1-7 Allchin Traction Engine 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Gold Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England B & C
08 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Dark Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Gold Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England B & C
09 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Crimped Gold Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England C
10 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Bright Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Crimped Gold Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England C
11 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Crimped Mid Green Full Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England C
12 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Riveted Mid Green Partial Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England C
13 Y01-1-13 Allchin Traction Engine 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England C & D1
14 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Dark Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Dark Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Black Lesney No1 England C & D1
15 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Brown Lesney No1 England C & D1
16 Y01-1-16 Allchin Traction Engine 1956 Mid Green 9 Slats Bright Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England C & D1
17 1963 Mid Green 11 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England D1
18 Y01-1-18 Allchin Traction Engine 1963 Mid Green 11 Slats Bright Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England D1
19 Y01-1-19 Allchin Traction Engine 1963 Mid Green 11 Slats Unpainted Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Silver Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England D1
20 1963 Mid Green 11 Slats Bright Red Angled 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Silver Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England D1
21 Y01-1-21 Allchin Traction Engine 1965 Mid Green 11 Slats Unpainted Smooth 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Gold Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England D1
22 1965 Mid Green 11 Slats Unpainted Smooth 10 Spoke Front, 16 Spoke Rear (Bright Red) Riveted Silver Partial Gold 6 Spoke Dark Brown Lesney No1 England D1

 

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Models of Yesteryear Wheel Types

Like the boxes and the models themselves, the wheels have under gone massive changes throughout the years, firstly all wheels were made from metal, whether they be solid, spoked or had a daisy pattern like those on the Y06-1. From 1960 till 1972 when the Yesteryear range was put on hiatus, most wheels were given a brass finish and were then fitted with a plastic ‘tyre’. When the Yesteryear range was re-introduced in 1974, the wheel rims were made from plastic, of which there are now a myriad of different styles. Most models were made with either 12 spoke or 24 spoke wheels as these were the most popular, but certain models didnt lend themselves to these styles, so others were also introduced and in many variations. There are solid wheels such as those on the Y12-5 GMC Van or the YVT02 Dodge Airflow, 8 spoke designs as used on the Y18-2 Atkinson Steam Wagon and countless others. Each of the wheels regardless of style was issued (dependant on model) in a wide variety of colours

10 Spoke Carriage
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 10 Spoke - Brass
Brass
12 Spoke Carriage
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke - Brass
12 Spoke Metal
Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 13mm Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Brass - 11mm
Brass (13mm) Brass (11mm)
12 Spoke Plastic
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Chrome Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Red Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 12 Spoke Plastic - Gold
Chrome Red Gold
24 Spoke (Metal)
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 24 Spoke Metal Chrome Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 24 Spoke Metal Plain
Chrome Plain
24 Spoke (Plastic)
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 24 Spoke Plastic Aluminium Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Wheels : 24 Spoke Plastic Bright Chrome
Aluminium Bright Chrome
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Models of Yesteryear Box Types

To some collectors, the box the model originally came in is a large part of their collections. Certainly most people when purchasing models will pay a higher price for a boxed model than one without its original box.
Originally the boxes were designed to not only house the model, but also to reflect the companies desired image, that of model vehicles sold in a match box, hence the company name.

Initially the boxes were designed with a line drawing of the enclosed model on the front of each box, over time other aspects were introduced to each box design like the inclusion of foreign languages when the companies fortunes took off and the models were sold in more and more foreign markets, this lead to variations in the boxes themselves. Eventually the line drawings were replaced with a picture of the model.

As time goes on, marketing practices change and so did the boxes, in order to better present the models on the shelves of large shops and supermarkets, the box design was completely overhauled and changed to include a plastic ‘window’. These style boxes continued through many variations until completely changed again with the introduction of the ‘Collectibles’ range. At this change the boxes reverted back to an enclosed box, but without any picture of the model on it, they were a generic box to be used for all models and were designed mainly for distribution and shipping.

More information can be found on each box by following the links below

Yesteryear Box Type - A Yesteryear Box Type - B Yesteryear Box Type - C Yesteryear Box Type - D1
A B C D 1
 Yesteryear Box Type - D2  Yesteryear Box Type - D3  Yesteryear Box Type - E  Yesteryear Box Type - E1
  D2  D3  E  E1
 Yesteryear Box Type - F  Yesteryear Box Type - F1  Yesteryear Box Type – G  Yesteryear Box Type – H
  F   F1 G  H   
Yesteryear Box Type – I Yesteryear Box Type – J Yesteryear Box Type - K
 I  J K 
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1979 : Models of Yesteryear

 

Issue No.  Model Name < click to enlarge >  
01 1936 SS100 Jaguar
02 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall
03 1934 Riley MPH
04 1930 Duesenberg Model ‘J’ Town Car
05 1927 Talbot Van
06 1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine
07 1912 Rolls Royce
08 1945 MG TC
09 1912 Simplex
10 1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
12 1912 Ford Model ‘T’ Van Matchbox - New Model
13 1918 Crossley
14 1931 Stutz Bearcat
15 1930 Packard Victoria
16 1928 Mercedes Benz SS Coupe
17 1938 Hispano Suiza
18 1937 Cord 812 Sedan Matchbox - New Model
19 1936 Auburn Speedster 851 Matchbox - New Model
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1978 : Models of Yesteryear

Issue No.  Model Name < click to enlarge >  
01 1936 SS100 Jaguar
02 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall
03 1934 Riley MPH
04 1930 Duesenberg Model ‘J’ Town Car
05 1927 Talbot Van Matchbox - New Model
06 1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine
07 1912 Rolls Royce
08 1945 MG TC Matchbox - New Model
09 1912 Simplex
10 1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
12 1909 Thomas Flyabout
13 1918 Crossley
14 1931 Stutz Bearcat
15 1930 Packard Victoria
16 1928 Mercedes Benz SS Coupe
17 1938 Hispano Suiza
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1977 : Models of Yesteryear

Issue No.  Model Name < click to enlarge >  
01 1936 SS100 Jaguar Matchbox - New Model
02 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall
03 1934 Riley MPH
04 1930 Duesenberg Model ‘J’ Town Car
05 1907 Peugeot
06 1920 Rolls Royce Fire Engine Matchbox - New Model
07 1912 Rolls Royce
08 1914 Stutz Type 4E Roadster
09 1912 Simplex
10 1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
12 1909 Thomas Flyabout
13 1918 Crossley
14 1931 Stutz Bearcat
15 1930 Packard Victoria
16 1928 Mercedes Benz SS Coupe
17 1938 Hispano Suiza
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1976 : Models of Yesteryear

Issue No.  Model Name <click to enlarge>  
01 1911 Ford Model ‘T’ Car Matchbox Models of Yesteryear : Y01-2-22 : 1911 Ford Model 'T' Car
02 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall
03 1934 Riley MPH
04 1930 Duesenberg Model ‘J’ Town Car Matchbox - New Model
05 1907 Peugeot
06 1913 Cadillac
07 1912 Rolls Royce
08 1914 Stutz Type 4E Roadster
09 1912 Simplex
10 1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
11 1938 Lagonda Drophead Coupe
12 1909 Thomas Flyabout
13 1918 Crossley
14 1931 Stutz Bearcat
15 1930 Packard Victoria
16 1928 Mercedes Benz SS Coupe
17 1938 Hispano Suiza