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Regular Wheel Boxes

Models 1 to 7 only.
1 Box Name: (2) A Year of First Issue: 1953
 

Plain End Flaps.
2 Box Name: (3) B1 Year of First Issue: 1955
 

Model Number in Black.
2 Box Name: (4) B2 Year of First Issue: 1955
 

Black Model Number in White Circle.
2 Box Name: (5) B3 Year of First Issue: 1955
 

Black Model Number in White Circle, Model Description in in Black Letters on White Panel.
2 Box Name: (6) B4 Year of First Issue: 1955
 

A MOKO LESNEY in the Scroll. Black Model Number in White Circle, Model Description in White Letters.
2 Box Name: (7) B5 Year of First Issue: 1955
 

A LESNEY in the Scroll. Black Model Number in White Circle, Model Description in White Letters.
7 Box Name: (8) C Year of First Issue: 1961
 

Curved MATCHBOX SERIES. Lettering with Serifs.
8 Box Name: (9) D1 Year of First Issue: 1962
 

Curved MATCHBOX SERIES. Lettering with plain Block Lettering.
8 Box Name: (10) D2 Year of First Issue: 1962
 

Curved MATCHBOX. White Model Number and Description.
10 Box Name: (11) E1 Year of First Issue: 1964
 

Curved MATCHBOX. White Model Number and Description plus a black line drawing in a white circle showing the models operating features.
10 Box Name: (12) E2 Year of First Issue: 1964
 

No Picture Available for E3-jnpbox0013
Yellow Model Number, White Lettered Description, Colour Picture of the Model on a Yellow Panel.
10 Box Name: (13) E3 Year of First Issue: 1964
 

Yellow Model Number, White Lettered Description, Colour Picture of the Model on a Yellow Panel with MATCHBOX above it in Red Lettering
10 Box Name: (14) E4 Year of First Issue: 1964
 

F-Box with white line Drawing of Model Function.
14 Box Name: (20) F-BOX Year of First Issue: 1968
 

Straight Matchbox. SERIES in White under the Model Number in a Blue Square.
14 Box Name: (15) F1 Year of First Issue: 1968
 

Straight Matchbox. SERIES in RED under the OX in MATCHBOX and A LESNEY PRODUCT below the Bottom Line.
14 Box Name: (16) F2 Year of First Issue: 1968
 

Straight Matchbox. SERIES in RED under the OX in MATCHBOX or under the model number in blue square and LESNEY PRODUCTS & CO LTD LONDON ENGLAND below the Bottom Line.
14 Box Name: (17) F3 Year of First Issue: 1968
 

Straight Matchbox. SERIES in RED under the OX in MATCHBOX and MATCHBOX IS THE REG-D T.M. OF LESNEY PRODUCTS & CO LTD LONDON ENGLAND below the Bottom Line.
14 Box Name: (18) F4 Year of First Issue: 1968
 

Straight Matchbox. SERIES in RED under the OX in MATCHBOX and MATCHBOX REG-D T.M. LESNEY PRODUCTS & CO LTD LONDON ENGLAND below the Bottom Line.
14 Box Name: (19) F5 Year of First Issue: 1968
 

Since a few models were not suitable for conversion to Superfast wheels, their boxes were produced in the Superfast design but whithout SUPERFAST on the faces and the flaps.
20 Box Name: (1) G Year of First Issue: 1970
 

No Picture Available for MPW-jnpbox0062
White Panel Box
76 Box Name: (62) MPW Year of First Issue: 1959
 

Miniatures MB75

This Box was used for Matchbox Series 1-75 models in 1969 and 1970. It included both Regular wheel and Superfast models. This box is meant to be the Superfast Box
21 Box Name: (21) A Year of First Issue: 1969
 

Used for Matchbox Series 1-75 models in 1970 and 1971 (for a few models even until 1975).
22 Box Name: (22) B Year of First Issue: 1970
 

Issued for just a few models in late 1970 and 1971.
23 Box Name: (23) C Year of First Issue: 1970
 

Issued from late 1971 to 1974, for most models that were available during that period, except for a few that retained their B or C type boxes until the end of their career.
24 Box Name: (24) D Year of First Issue: 1971
 

Issued from late 1974 to early 1976, for all new models that came out during that period, as well as for all recolored Streaker models and for all Rola-matic and a few other models issued previously in D type boxes.
25 Box Name: (25) E Year of First Issue: 1974
 

Issued in 1976 and 1977 for a few new models that came out during that period. Many survived until 1982.
26 Box Name: (26) F Year of First Issue: 1976
 

Issued from 1977 until 1982 for all new models that came out during that period as well as for some older models which had been issued in D, E or F type boxes and were still available in the range.
27 Box Name: (27) G1 Year of First Issue: 1977
 

These special L type boxes were issued in 1981 for models made in Hong Kong which were available on the US market only. Artwork for 1982 boxes was designed, but no picture boxes were issued for any 1982 US models.
27 Box Name: (28) G2 Year of First Issue: 1981
 

Plastic Clear Box.
29 Box Name: (29) H Year of First Issue: 1977
 

Some Matchbox picture boxes - all featuring Japanese lettering - were made especially for the Japanese market from 1977 to 1979, in connection with re-releases of some older Matchbox models which had already been replaced in the worldwide range, and with some models actually made for Matchbox in Japan.
30 Box Name: (30) I Year of First Issue: 1977
 

Some Matchbox picture boxes - all featuring Japanese lettering - were made especially for the Japanese market.
31 Box Name: (31) J Year of First Issue: 1978
 

Some Matchbox picture boxes - all featuring Japanese lettering - were made especially for the Japanese market.
32 Box Name: (32) K Year of First Issue: 1979
 

U.S.A. only box.
33 Box Name: (33) L Year of First Issue: 0
 

U.S.A. only Box.
34 Box Name: (34) M Year of First Issue: 0
 

U.S.A. only Box.
35 Box Name: (35) N Year of First Issue: 0
 

M.I.C.A. only Box.
36 Box Name: (36) O Year of First Issue: 0
 

R.O.W. and U.S.A. Special box.
37 Box Name: (37) P1 Year of First Issue: 0
 

R.O.W. and U.S.A. Special box.
37 Box Name: (43) P2 Year of First Issue: 0
 

 
Special Collectors Club Box Mattel
37 Box Name: (44) P3 Year of First Issue: 1998
 

U.S.A. only Box
38 Box Name: (38) Q Year of First Issue: 0
 

Premiere Collection.
39 Box Name: (39) R1 Year of First Issue: 1998
 

Premiere Collection.
40 Box Name: (40) R2 Year of First Issue: 2000
 

U.S.A. only Box Gold Challenge Cars.
41 Box Name: (41) S Year of First Issue: 0
 

U.S.A. only Box
42 Box Name: (42) T Year of First Issue: 0
 

Matel Toy Fair Boxes
45 Box Name: (53) U Year of First Issue: 2001
 

New Superfast Box 2004
50 Box Name: (45) S1 Year of First Issue: 2004
 

New Superfast Box 2005
50 Box Name: (46) S2 Year of First Issue: 2005
 

New Superfast Box 2006
50 Box Name: (47) S3 Year of First Issue: 2006
 

New Superfast Box 2007
50 Box Name: (48) S4 Year of First Issue: 2007
 

Best of British 2007
50 Box Name: (54) S5 Year of First Issue: 2007
 

No Picture Available for S6-jnpbox0049
New Superfast Box 2008
50 Box Name: (49) S6 Year of First Issue: 2008
 

Best of Series Box 2008
50 Box Name: (56) S7 Year of First Issue: 2008
 

New Superfast Box 2009
50 Box Name: (50) S8 Year of First Issue: 2009
 

No Picture Available for S9-jnpbox0051
New Superfast Box 2010
50 Box Name: (51) S9 Year of First Issue: 2010
 

No Picture Available for S10-jnpbox0052
New Superfast Box 2011
50 Box Name: (52) S10 Year of First Issue: 2011
 

Accessory and Major Packs

Black Number Box
90 Box Name: (58) APB Year of First Issue: 1957
 

Plain End Box
90 Box Name: (57) APE Year of First Issue: 1957
 

White Circle Box
90 Box Name: (59) APW Year of First Issue: 1959
 

Lesney Box
90 Box Name: (71) APS Year of First Issue: 1961
 

Colour Matchbox Series Box
90 Box Name: (72) APC Year of First Issue: 1962
 

Colour Matchbox Box with Blue Sides
90 Box Name: (75) APP Year of First Issue: 1965
 

No Picture Available for MPY-jnpbox0061
Yellow Circle Box
92 Box Name: (61) MPY Year of First Issue: 1958
 

White Lettering Without Hyphen
92 Box Name: (63) MPL Year of First Issue: 1959
 

White Lettering Wit Hyphen Box
92 Box Name: (64) MPH Year of First Issue: 1960
 

No Picture Available for MPS-jnpbox0065
Lesney Box
92 Box Name: (65) MPS Year of First Issue: 1960
 

No Picture Available for MPC-jnpbox0066
Colour Matchbox Series Box
92 Box Name: (66) MPC Year of First Issue: 1962
 

No Picture Available for MPM-jnpbox0067
Colour Matchbox Box
92 Box Name: (67) MPM Year of First Issue: 1964
 

No Picture Available for MPP-jnpbox0068
Colour Matchbox Box with Blue Sides
92 Box Name: (68) MPP Year of First Issue: 1965
 

No Picture Available for MPD-jnpbox0069
Colour Matchbox Box end Picture
92 Box Name: (69) MPD Year of First Issue: 1966
 

Windowbox MB75 Superfast

 
Gold Matchbox Window Box with Yellow/Red Stripes with Australian Limited Editions
94 Box Name: (81) W02A Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Bleu Matchbox Window Box with Yellow/Red Striping. Collectors Model.
94 Box Name: (79) W02C Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Bleu Matchbox Window Box with Yellow/Red Striping. Collectors Card
94 Box Name: (80) W02F Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Bleu Matchbox Window Box with Yellow/Red Striping. Superking Add On.
94 Box Name: (77) W02K Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Bleu Matchbox Window Box with Yellow/Red Striping. Linkit Add On.
94 Box Name: (78) W02L Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Bleu Matchbox Window Box with Yellow/Red Striping
94 Box Name: (76) W02S Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Bleu Matchbox USA Special Editions
94 Box Name: (82) W02U Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Blue lattice window box with Matchbox Logo on the front.
95 Box Name: (83) W03 Year of First Issue: 1988
 

 
Black lattice window box with Matchbox Logo and Superfast Lasers on the front.
97 Box Name: (89) W11 Year of First Issue: 1988
 

 
Red window box with Dragon Racing team on the front.
98 Box Name: (90) W12 Year of First Issue: 1988
 

Orange with Matchbox logo. Text lines and Icon Group on the front in German. Text line, Large Yellow #XX number on the sides. Group Overview in German on the back side of the box.
101 Box Name: (101) W14G Year of First Issue: 1999
 

Orange with Matchbox logo and General Car. Text lines and Icon Group on the front. Text line, General Car and Large Yellow #XX number on the sides. Same box can have 1 to 3 different back sides in English.
101 Box Name: (100) W14S Year of First Issue: 1999
 

Orange with Matchbox logo. Back Side of the Box is completely closed (no see-through window). Text in English.
101 Box Name: (103) W15E Year of First Issue: 2000
 

Orange with Matchbox logo. Back Side of the Box is completely closed (no see-through window). Text in German.
101 Box Name: (102) W15G Year of First Issue: 2000
 

Orange with Matchbox logo. Two text lines on the sides. Backside window box in German. Second text line on the sides in German.
102 Box Name: (99) W16G Year of First Issue: 2001
 

Orange with Matchbox logo. Two text lines on the sides. Backside window box in English. Second text line on the sides in English.
102 Box Name: (98) W16S Year of First Issue: 2001
 

 
Orange with Matchbox logo. One line on the sides. Small group icon below Black Round Number. 50 Year logo on front of most boxes.
103 Box Name: (97) W17 Year of First Issue: 2002
 

Orange with Matchbox Hero City Logo. Design only used with this Hero City Logo in 2003.
104 Box Name: (104) W18S Year of First Issue: 2003
 

Convoys (Rigs)

 
Blue lattice window box with Matchbox Logo on the front to fit a Convoy (Rig) Only.
1 Box Name: (87) C30 Year of First Issue: 1984
 

 
Larger Blue lattice window box with Matchbox Logo on the front to fit a Convoy together with as single model.
3 Box Name: (84) C30L Year of First Issue: 1984
 

 
White Rose Box Superstar Transporter 1993
10 Box Name: (85) C60 Year of First Issue: 1985
 

 
Blue lattice window box with Matchbox Logo on the front to fit a Convoy (Rig) Only and made for Oceania Only.
15 Box Name: (88) C32 Year of First Issue: 1988
 

 
Silver Box with Crolssed Lines.
20 Box Name: (91) C35 Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Box Unique to Swiss issues.
25 Box Name: (92) C37 Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
First White Rose Models box.
30 Box Name: (93) C38 Year of First Issue: 1982
 

 
Orange Colored Box.
35 Box Name: (94) C42 Year of First Issue: 1999
 

 
Orange/Yellow Colored Box.
40 Box Name: (95) C44 Year of First Issue: 1999
 

 
Orange/White Colored Box.
45 Box Name: (96) C46 Year of First Issue: 1999