Matchbox Gift Set - Ltd Edition (Item01047)

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Over the years I have come across a number of different Limited Edition Gift Sets. These do not appear to have been recorded in any reference covering Matchbox Yesteryear models. I strongly suspect that most were put together using whatever was currently being manufactured on the assembly line in order to meet the requests of the USA arm of the business. To make it easier to list them on this web site, I have simply used a generic term "Gift Set - Limited Edition" and added my own personal database reference number, e.g. Item01046, Item01047, etc., as none of the items carries an individual stock item number. They all appear to carry the same packaging number (030653) and bar code (35995 03653).

This set of three models contains a Y21-2-A-12 1930 Ford Model A Tradesman Woody Wagon in Dark Orange and A&J Box livery, a Y22-1-C-1 1930 Ford Model A van in Beige and Toblerone livery, and a Y4-4-A-22 1930 Duesenberg Model J Town Car in Dark Brown and Cream.

The models have no opening parts or glazing, unless otherwise specified below.

 

Y21-2-A-12
Body Colour: Dark Orange bonnet, plastic light brown panels with dark brown struts on body & glossy dark brown chassis
Cab Roof: matt black (has no shine at all) - light texture - part of the one piece plastic casting used for entire rear of body
Rear Canopy: as above
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: White plastic
Steering Wheel: White plastic (loose in this model)
Wheel Hubs: Chrome, 12 spoke, plastic
Tyres: Black with Whitewall effect
Plated Parts: Chrome colour
Box Type: J - maroon 3 item "Limited Edition Gift Set" box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the unchromed windscreen parts, Chromed grill with molded number plate(?) [6L 31 27 on upperline and CAL 35 on the lower line], and "A & J Box General Stores" tampo printed on the rear upper side panels. The baseplate is held in place with two rivets and two rear body tabs.

Issued 1983 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:40.

Y22-1-C-1
Body Colour: Beige body & glossy dark brown chassis
Cab Roof: Beige "Type 2" (raised panel effect) - one piece metal casting covering both cab and van body
Rear Canopy: Glossy Red "Type A" (small join, van roof to cab roof)
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: Beige plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Crome, 24 spoke, plastic
Tyres: Black with Whitewall effect
Plated Parts: Chrome colour
Box Type: J - maroon 3 item "Limited Edition Gift Set" box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has clear glazing all round, brown boy and door letters tampo printed on to the body, Chromed grill with molded number plate(?) [6L 31 27 on upperline and CAL 35 on the lower line] with corresponding rear number plate [6L 31 27]. The baseplate is held in place with one rivet and two body tabs, has a 3mm hole cast behind the "gearbox" housing and is stamped Y21 Models of Yesteryear.

Issued 1984 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:40.

Y4-4-A-22
Body Colour: Dark Brown and Cream body & glossy dark brown chassis
Cab Roof: Not Applicable
Rear Canopy: beige plastic with 8mm rear window
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: "White Book" lists as beige BUT they are lighter than the roof also called beige in the book. I deem them to be very light tan plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Chromed, 24 spoke, plastic
Tyres: Black with White wall effect
Plated Parts: Chromed colour
Box Type: J - maroon 3 item "Limited Edition Gift Set" box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the Dark Brown rear panels with dark cream side panels, 8mm wide rear window, "Type B" ceiling type (oblong with two rivet holes rather than bow-tie shape), hollow cast air horns, and Y4 on rear bumper underside. The baseplate is marked "Matchbox Int'l", has no threaded screw hole and is held in place with one front rivet and a rear body tab that fits through the baseplate to hold it securely.

Issued in 1983 approximately, with a stated scale of 1:43.

Item: 1047