Matchbox Yesteryear: Y05-4-D-1 Talbot Van (1927) - Taystee

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This is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y5-4-D-1 Talbot Van (1927) in yellow Taystee livery. The model comes packed in its original straw coloured box. It is a Code 1 issue from Lesney and has a rounded top side to the decal.

The model has no opening parts other than the rear doors which are painted in the body colour, yellow. The vehicle roof is black, the seats are black plastic, and the tool box lid is brass coloured. There is no glazing.

Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

Body Colour: Yellow &  Yellow chassis
Roof: Matt Black
Radiator: Chrome
Seats: Black plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, Red
Tyres: Whitewall
Plated Parts: Chrome
Box Type: I - straw box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the decals on each side, "Taystee" in a red oval with the white outline and curved decal top. Below this each label has "Old Fashioned, Enriched Bread" in black text on two lines. All labels have curved top and rectangular bottom corners.

The base plate is yellow painted metal and is held in place by three machined rivets. It is marked "Made in England" under the left running board, "Matchbox, © 1978 No Y-5, Models of Yesteryear, 1927 Talbot Van" on 4 lines to the centre of the base, and "Lesney Products & Co. Ltd" on the underside of the right running board.

Issued in 1980 with a stated scale of 1:47.

Item: 3316


    This is the Matchbox Yesteryear Y5-4-D-1b Talbot Van (1927) in yellow Taystee livery. The model comes packed in its original straw coloured box. It is a Code 1 issue from Lesney and has a rounded top side to the decal.

    The model has no opening parts other than the rear doors which are painted in the body colour, yellow. The vehicle roof is black, the seats are black plastic, and the tool box lid is brass coloured. There is no glazing.

    Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book

    Body Colour: Yellow &  Yellow chassis
    Roof: Matt Black
    Radiator: Chrome
    Seats: Black plastic
    Steering Wheel: Black plastic
    Wheel Hubs: 12 spoke, Bright Red
    Tyres: Black
    Plated Parts: Chrome
    Box Type: I - straw box
    Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has the decals on each side, "Taystee" in a red oval with the white outline and curved decal top. Below this each label has "Old Fashioned, Enriched Bread" in black text on two lines. All labels have curved top and rectangular bottom corners. Coded 1b in my collection due to non-whitewall tyres.

    The base plate is yellow painted metal and is held in place by three machined rivets. It is marked "Made in England" under the left running board, "Matchbox, © 1978 No Y-5, Models of Yesteryear, 1927 Talbot Van" on 4 lines to the centre of the base, and "Lesney Products & Co. Ltd" on the underside of the right running board.

    Issued in 1980 with a stated scale of 1:47.

    Item: 3342