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This model is a COPY of the Matchbox Yesteryear Y22-1-E Ford Model A Van (1930) in Canada Post livery. The model appears to be a direct copy of the early Matchbox Yesteryear casting with the exception of the rear roof. Produced for Canada Post, for their own promotional purposes, the model's base and packaging indicates it was manufactured in China. This model comes packed in its original woodland scene presentation box with French and English text.
The model has no opening parts. The vehicle roof is black, the seats are fawn plastic, the cab roof type is a smooth Type "1", the rear van roof is type "C" with plastic component, and the glazing is clear. It carries "Postes Canada Post" in white lettering, a Royal crest, and "GR" in yellow either side of the crest on the van sides.
Coded to the 2002 Yesteryear Book
Body Colour: Red body & matt black chassis
Cab Roof: Red "Type 1" (smooth, no raised panel effect) - one piece metal casting covering cab and edges of rear van body
Rear Canopy: Matt Black "Type C" (distinct red metal edge with plastic roof component)
Radiator: one piece plastic unit. Chrome plastic grille surround and front lights
Seats: Fawn plastic
Steering Wheel: Black plastic
Wheel Hubs: Black, solid wheel and tyre with 24 spoke imprint, plastic
Tyres: Black - part of hub and tyre component
Plated Parts: Chrome colour
Box Type: Promotional Canada Post box
Other Comments/Identifying Features: The model has clear glazing all round, chromed grille with molded number plate [6L 31 27 on upperline and CAL 35 on the lower line exactly the same as the Yesteryear model] with corresponding rear number plate [6L 31 27]. The base plate is held in place with one tiny self tapping screw and two rear body tabs, has a rudimentary depiction of the chassis, drive shaft and differential, and is stamped "Fabrique en Chine" and "Made in China" at the rear, parallel to the rear axle.
Issue date is unknown, with an approximate scale of 1:40.