We’re celebrating July 11, aka 7-Eleven Day, with a free Slurpee and a look at some of our favorite collectibles dedicated to the venerable convenience store. Since its inception in 1927, 7-Eleven has become an iconic part of pop culture with hundred of thousands of collectibles. We thought we’d share a handful of our favorites […]
A while ago I paid another visit to the Matchbox Museum here in Luxembourg. As always I felt with very good friends and as always amazing work has been done in the small but very fine museum. Rooms have been rearranged, additional space has been created, lots of new models have found their place in […]
I’ve known of the other Christian since the mid-Nineties as nobody, really nobody has taken documenting collectibles (in his case Matchbox) more seriously. We then met at one of the Nuremberg Toy Fairs maybe 10 years ago. He was there with a number of big folders and to understand the depth that he goes into […]
In the last few months, I visited my friend’s Jang Birsens Matchbox Museum as many times as I could. There is so much stuff to see and it got me back to buy some Matchbox models, for me a kind of a back to the roots moment! Therefore I decided to write a second report […]
For Charlie Mack, it all began on the cement patio outside his Durham home. When they were kids, he and his brother used to spend hours there playing with their beloved Matchbox cars and trucks, using chalk and bricks to construct miniature worlds for their miniature vehicles. More than 50 years later the patio is […]
Learn how Matchbox model toy cars were made in 1962 from the wooden model to when it is racing off the end of the assembly line.
Check out some history of Matchbox!
Like many of us, Jean Birsens played with Matchbox cars and Siku cars on the carpet in his living room, a carpet which was a Highway, a City and many other interesting places. Unlike most though, Jean’s make-believe world blossomed into a real-life museum today. Starting with hand-me-downs, Jean now owns his own Matchbox Museum […]
Halloween is a holiday associated with walking, specifically around the neighborhood seeking candy from neighbors. But if you need to drive on that date, there’s only one choice. Well, two actually: ambulance or hearse. Both vehicles connote a kind of morbidity… one posthumously, one, umm… pre-posthumously? Humously? The point is, death, gore, all kinds of […]
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