The following references have been consulted for the production of this site. I must also give credit to all those collectors with whom I have had many interesting discussions and who make this hobby such a pleasure.

M.I.C.A. Magazine

The M.I.C.A. magazine is produced bi-monthly and is available to all members of M.I.C.A. It contains many interesting articles on all aspects of collecting Matchbox toys including Yesteryears.

The Yesteryear Book

The definitive guide to Yesteryears compiled by Kevin McGimpsey and Stuart Orr, the founders of M.I.C.A. This book lists all the recognised variations together with values and many other details. This is a 'must have' book for all serious Yesteryear collectors.

Lesney's Matchbox Toys
by Charlie Mack

Written by one of USA's premier collectors this book gives pictures of the main variations of Yesteryears together with the 1-75 range. Some valuations are given.

Matchbox Diecast Toys
- the first forty years

This is the most comprehensive work written on the general subject of Matchbox toys. It is only available from M.I.C.A.

Yesterday's Yesteryears
by R Carter and E Rubinstein

This is a great book written by two enthusiasts. Some good pictures and commentary on the models. Variations and values are not discussed but still a good book to find. Early models are covered up until those produced in 1983.

John Ramsay's British Diecast Model Toys

A comprehensive catalogue covering all British makes, giving variations and values. Variation descriptions can be confusing and I much prefer the Yesteryear Book.

Classic Toys Magazine

A magazine unfortunately discontinued August 1996. A good read with a detailed article on Yesteryears most issues. I miss this magazine and wish someone would resurrect it!

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