Matchbox 1-75: MB19-a MG Sports Car

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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 MB19-a-1 MG Sports Car in Cream.

Stannard Code: 19-a-1
Schiffer Code: 19-a-1
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]19-a-2
Body Colour: Cream
Glazing: None
Trim: Silver grille and headlights
Base Type: None
Base Details: 2 lines of text under bonnet: Lesney, England
Base Fitting: None
Wheels: Grey metal, 9mm x 24 treads, dome head crimped axles
Body Modifications: None
Issued: 1956 to 1958

 

Item: 3192

 


This is the Lesney produced Matchbox MB19-a-2 MG Sports Car in White.

Stannard Code: 19-a-2
Schiffer Code: 19-a-2
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]19-a-4
Body Colour: White
Glazing: None
Trim: Silver grille and headlights
Base Type: None
Base Details: 2 lines of text under bonnet: Lesney, England
Base Fitting: None
Wheels: Grey metal, 9mm x 24 treads, dome head crimped axles
Body Modifications: None
Issued: 1956 to 1958

 

Item: 3161