The packaging of the original Yesteryear range followed on from the box design for the highly successful 1-75 series although obviously of a larger scale. The box design for the 1-75 miniature range was based on the Norvic matchbox.   Norvic Matchbox

The boxes themselves are highly collectable and add significantly to the desirability and thus cost of a particular model. For a box to be considered mint it must be free from any imperfections and fading. However often the original sale price may be found written on the box by the shop keeper at the time of the first sale. This, I feel, adds to the charm of the box and does not detract from the its value.

The boxes are generally described by a letter and sometimes a number. The scheme for catagorising the boxes has been developed by collectors over the years and is described on the following page.

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