Click on any photo to see a larger version...
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 is the Lesney produced Matchbox MB43-c-3 Pony Trailer in Yellow and Brown.
|Nick Jones Code:||[NJ]43-c-5|
|Base Type:||Brown painted metal|
|Base Details:||Body type with no ridge at base and short corners on roof brace, Dark Grey ramp with solid handle, Base with squared tow bar foot; 2 lines of text at right angles and in front of the rear axles: "Matchbox" Series, Lesney England, "No. 43" at right angles and between rear axles, "(A)" cast behind tow bar foot, and "Pony Trailer" cast parallel and behind the rear axle.|
|Base Fitting:||1 machined rivet and two body locating lugs|
|Wheels:||Black plastic 10mm x 36 tread, domed axles|
|Interior:||None - 2 white plastic horses included as a load|
|Issued:||1968 to 1970 in Regular series|