|1969 Collector's Catalogue
the first edition of the 1969
catalogue. The Matchbox Motorway
is advertised for the first time.
The Yesteryear models are covered
in some detail and there is a
section on the 'History of the
Wheel'. This U.S.A. issue has the
address of Fred Bonner
Corporation (the importers of
Matchbox toys to the US) on the
back with the statement that
"Prices in this catalog may
be slightly higher west of the
four Models of Yesteryear
available in 1969. This is the
first time the models are
illustrated in a fitting setting.
Note the 3-pronged wheel carrier
illustrated on the Y2 Renault and
the light green colour of the Y3
Peugeot is shown as the
replacement for the Y5 Bentley.
However was issued in a yellow
colour scheme rather than the
blue illustrated. The Y8 Sunbeam
Motor cycle is shown for the last
the last time that the Y10
Mercedes is advertised.
four models. Note the red seats
of the Y13 Daimler. The Y15 Rolls
Royce is shown in a light silver.
It was actually issued in various
shades of green.
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