Matchbox Yesteryear: Y06-1-A AEC Y Type Lorry (1916)

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This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Matchbox Y06-1-A-5 AEC Y Type Lorry (1916) in Light Grey Osram Lamps livery. It was packed originally in the type A line drawing box.

The model has silver painted bonnet handles (some runs of the model did not have the bonnet handles painted by the out-workers), a light grey driver and two small oval windows in the cab sides. The body is light grey and carries waterslide decals, on the rear sides, reading "Osram Lamps" in white lettering lettering outlined in black on the top line and "G.E.C. London" in white without outline on the second line, all within a red lined outline. It is unclear whether the greenish background on the decal is due to age or tinting of the decal, as all the examples I have in both light and dark grey show the same greenish colour.

Body Colour: Light Grey body
Paint Trim: Silver radiator surround and bonnet handles
Radiator/Grille: Light Grey
Wheel Hubs: Grenodised, 10mm 10 spoke on front; grenodised, 11mm 16 spoke daisy on rear, crimped axles
Tyres: None
Box Type: no box, should be line drawing type A
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has 3 lines of text on its base below the rear tray that read "Models of Yesteryear, No. 6, Made in England By Lesney". Below the cab is cast "A.E.C, 1916, -, 1921" (note the missing dot after the C) on 4 lines at right angles to the axle. The base, effectively the cab floor and driver casting, is held in place by 1 machined rivet and the bonnet handles are painted silver.

Issued 1957 to 1958 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:100.

Item: 2731


This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Matchbox Y06-1-A-5 AEC Y Type Lorry (1916) in Light Grey Osram Lamps livery. It was packed originally in the type A line drawing box.

The model has silver painted bonnet handles (some runs of the model did not have the bonnet handles painted by the out-workers), a light grey driver and two small oval windows in the cab sides. The body is light grey and carries waterslide decals, on the rear sides, reading "Osram Lamps" in white lettering lettering outlined in black on the top line and "G.E.C. London" in white without outline on the second line, all within a red lined outline. It is unclear whether the greenish background on the decal is due to age or tinting of the decal, as all the examples I have in both light and dark grey show the same greenish colour.

Body Colour: Light Grey body
Paint Trim: Silver radiator surround and bonnet handles
Radiator/Grille: Light Grey
Wheel Hubs: Grenodised, 10mm 10 spoke on front; grenodised, 11mm 16 spoke daisy on rear, crimped axles
Tyres: None
Box Type: no box, should be line drawing type A
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has 3 lines of text on its base below the rear tray that read "Models of Yesteryear, No. 6, Made in England By Lesney". Below the cab is cast "A.E.C, 1916, -, 1921" (note the missing dot after the C) on 4 lines at right angles to the axle. The base, effectively the cab floor and driver casting, is held in place by 1 machined rivet and the bonnet handles are painted silver.

Issued 1957 to 1958 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:100.

Item: 3048


This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Matchbox Y06-1-A-9 AEC Y Type Lorry (1916) in Dark Grey Osram Lamps livery. It was packed originally in the type A line drawing box.

The model DOES NOT have silver painted bonnet handles (some runs of the model did not have the bonnet handles painted by the out-workers), a dark grey driver and two small oval windows in the cab sides. The body is dark grey and carries waterslide decals, on the rear sides, reading "Osram Lamps" in white lettering lettering outlined in black on the top line and "G.E.C. London" in white without outline on the second line, all within a red lined outline. It is unclear whether the greenish background on the decal is due to age or tinting of the decal, as all the examples I have in both light and dark grey show the same greenish colour.

Body Colour: Dark Grey body
Paint Trim: Silver radiator surround
Radiator/Grille: Dark Grey
Wheel Hubs: Grenodised, 10mm 10 spoke on front; grenodised, 11mm 16 spoke daisy on rear, rounded riveted axles
Tyres: None
Box Type: no box, should be line drawing type A
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has 3 lines of text on its base below the rear tray that read "Models of Yesteryear, No. 6, Made in England By Lesney". Below the cab is cast "A.E.C, 1916, -, 1921" (note the missing dot after the C) on 4 lines at right angles to the axle. The base, effectively the cab floor and driver casting, is held in place by 1 machined rivet.

Issued 1958 to 1961 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:100.

Item: 2732


This model is the Matchbox Yesteryear Matchbox Y06-1-A-9 AEC Y Type Lorry (1916) in Dark Grey Osram Lamps livery. It was packed originally in the type A line drawing box.

The model DOES NOT have silver painted bonnet handles (some runs of the model did not have the bonnet handles painted by the out-workers), a dark grey driver and two small oval windows in the cab sides. The body is dark grey and carries waterslide decals, on the rear sides, reading "Osram Lamps" in white lettering lettering outlined in black on the top line and "G.E.C. London" in white without outline on the second line, all within a red lined outline. It is unclear whether the greenish background on the decal is due to age or tinting of the decal, as all the examples I have in both light and dark grey show the same greenish colour.

Body Colour: Dark Grey body
Paint Trim: Silver radiator surround
Radiator/Grille: Dark Grey
Wheel Hubs: Grenodised, 10mm 10 spoke on front; grenodised, 11mm 16 spoke daisy on rear, rounded riveted axles
Tyres: None
Box Type: no box, should be line drawing type A
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has 3 lines of text on its base below the rear tray that read "Models of Yesteryear, No. 6, Made in England By Lesney". Below the cab is cast "A.E.C, 1916, -, 1921" (note the missing dot after the C) on 4 lines at right angles to the axle. The base, effectively the cab floor and driver casting, is held in place by 1 machined rivet.

Issued 1958 to 1961 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:100.

Item: 2730