Matchbox 1-75: MB60-a Morris J2 Pick-up

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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 60-a-1 Morris J2 Pick-up in blue.

Stannard Code: 60-a-1
Schiffer Code: 60-a-1
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]60-a-2
Body Colour: Blue
Glazing: None
Trim: Silver grille, headlights, front and rear bumpers
Base Type: Black painted metal
Base Details: "No 60" at front centre middle forward of the front axle, followed by 4 lines of text berhind the front axle : Morris J2,Pick-Up, Made in England, By Lesney
Base Fitting: 2 machined rivets
Wheels: Grey plastic, 9mm x 20 treads, on domed and crimped axles
Interior: None.
Details: Rear cab window,Builders Supply decal with small BLACK lettering.
Issued: issued 1958 to 1966.

 

This model was issued between 1958 and 1966.

Item: 1358