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I now code all my Matchbox Regular Series 1-75 models against the Stannard's Collectors Catalogue [ISBN 0-9510367-O-X] which covers the years 1953 to 1969 and is based on Stannard's extensive knowledge of the 1-75 series, contributions from Ray Bush, Phillip Bowdidge, Robert Newson and Paul Carr, and the access, granted to him by Matchbox, to Matchbox Toys Limited's archives and production collection. Wherever possible I will also include the relevant reference obtained from Schiffer's Matchbox Toys [ISBN 0-916838-74-9] and other major reference publications. I also use Nick Jones' excellent site to further refine the codings – these codes are identified by the use of [NJ] alongside them.
This model is the Matchbox 35-a-2 ERF Marshall Horsebox in Light Brown and Red.
|Nick Jones Code:||[NJ]35-a-2|
|Body Colour:||Light Brown with red cab and chassis|
|Trim:||Silver grille and headlights|
|Base Type:||red painted metal|
|Details:||Body type with no infill at bottom of left side of horsebox, 4 lines of text at right angles to the rear axles: Marshall, Horse Box MK7, Made in England, By Lesney, and "No 35" parallel to the rear axle at the rear.|
|Base Fitting:||Split rivet at front and body locating lug at rear.|
|Wheels:||Grey metal 8mm x 8 tread, dome head, crimped axles|
|Issued:||1957 to 1964 in Regular series|