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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 A3-a-1 Garage in red and yellow with green doors.
|Stannard Code:||Not Applicable|
|Nick Jones Code:||Not Applicable|
|Body Colour:||Red and Yellow|
|Base Type:||Yellow metal|
|Details:||Base has 5 lines of text: "Matchbox", Garage, Accessory Pack No. 3, Made in England, By Lesney.|