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How Matchbox Cars Were Made For Her Majesty The Queen In 1965

By on 27 April 2014 | comments 0
A rare blue Matchbox No.34 Volkswagen van with black wheel's, valued between 7,000 and 8,000 pounds, ($12,300-$14,000/8,700-10,000 euro), which is one of the collection of matchbox cars owned by American collector Dr Scott D Gillogly at Vectis Auctioneers in Thornaby, England Thursday Sept 11, 2008. The collection, which is valued at 570,000 pounds ($1 million/711,000 euro), is on display ahead of the auction to be held on September 16 and 17, (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

A rare blue Matchbox No.34 Volkswagen van with black wheel’s, valued between 7,000 and 8,000 pounds

 

IN1965, Matchbox toys were die-cast objects of delight, produced by LESley Smith and RodNEY SMith’s Lesney Products & Co. Ltd.

 

*Scanned low-res from print, high-res available on request* Queen Elizabeth II watches as miniature models are spread on a conveyor belt during her visit to the makers of the "Matchbox" models series - Lesney Products and Company Ltd - at Hackney Wick, London. Ref #: PA.13433485  Date: 12/11/1969

Queen Elizabeth II watches as miniature models are spread on a conveyor belt during her visit to the makers of the “Matchbox” models series – Lesney Products and Company Ltd – at Hackney Wick, London. Date: 12/11/1969

 

This video show us how they were made: