Saturday, August 29, 2009

Matchbox Catalogs

As faithful readers will recall. Matchbox produced a catalog each year of their line of cars and accessories. As a child, my mom would pick up a catalog at the store and tell me to pick out some cars that maybe “Santa” would bring me on Christmas morning.

The firs t Matchbox catalog was issued in 1957, a fold out catalog. Here is the 1959 catalog.

Here is the 1960 catalog.

There was not too much imagination on the covers of the 1961, 1962 and 1963 catalogs.

At least the insides were a little different. The top picture is from the 1961 catalog, the bottom one from 1963.

The 1964 and 1965 catalogs at least had different covers.

But their insides were similar!

The catalogs were issued not only in England and the USA, but in many different foreign countries. Here are the 1973 catalogs from the USA and the United Kingdom.

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