Matchbox 1-75: MB50-b John Deere Tractor

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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 is the Lesney produced Matchbox MB50-b-2 John Deere Tractor in Green.

Stannard Code: 50-b-2
Schiffer Code: 50-b-2
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]50-b-2
Body Colour: Green
Glazing: None
Trim: Silver grille only
Base Type: None
Base Details: 2 lines of text at right angles to the left rear axle: Matchbox, Series; 2 lines of text at right angles to the right rear axle: Lesney, England;and one line of text by the front axle: No. 50.
Base Fitting: 1 machined rivet at rear and 1 body locating lug at front
Wheels: Yellow plastic 6mm hubs with Black plastic 13mm tyres on front, Yellow plastic 9.5mm hubs with black plastic 22mm x 24 tread tyres on rear, domed axles
Interior: None
Issued: 1964 to 1969 in Regular series

Item: 3312