Matchbox Posts

A New Generation of Models of Yesteryear Collectors?

A New Generation of Models of Yesteryear Collectors?
Written by
Joschik

The other day I got into an online discussion about some Matchbox’s Models of Yesteryear (or short MoY). Like Brumm, Lledo or Ziss MoY is a brand that seems to not have made the Generational Jump and thus they are often hard to sell and can represent great value for money.  My counterparty seems very […]

Happy 7-Eleven (Collectibles) Day on hobbyDB

Happy 7-Eleven (Collectibles) Day on hobbyDB

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 […]

Matchbox Museum Visit – Part 3

Matchbox Museum Visit – Part 3
Written by
Patrick Wehr

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 […]

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day

One of my heroes is backing us & that made my day
Written by
Joschik

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 […]

Another Visit to the Jang Birsens Matchbox Mecca!

Another Visit to the Jang Birsens Matchbox Mecca!
Written by
Patrick Wehr

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 […]

One of the World’s Largest Matchbox Car Collections Resides in Durham, Connecticut

One of the World’s Largest Matchbox Car Collections Resides in Durham, Connecticut

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 […]

How Model Cars Were Made (1962)

How Model Cars Were Made (1962)

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.

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Watch Now! The Matchbox Car Story

Watch Now! The Matchbox Car Story

Check out some history of Matchbox!

Jean Birsens: Matchbox Collector for over 40 years

Jean Birsens: Matchbox Collector for over 40 years
Written by
Patrick Wehr

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 […]

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