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Catalogues

Up until 1957 Lesney had not published any catalogues. The first Matchbox pocket catalogues were produced by Fred Bronner, an American distributer. Between 1957 and 1959 Lesney used both fold out sheets and booklet catalogues.

1955 Catalogue

Believed to be the first ever Matchbox Toys Catalogue - This is a recreation, from an original in very sad state, of the extremely rare first ever Matchbox toys Dealer trade Catalogue from 1955.

Link to explanation of early catalogue The First Matchbox catalogue

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1955 Dealer Catalogue
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1955 Dealer Catalogue
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1955 Dealer Catalogue
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1967 Dealer Catalogue
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1967 Dealer Catalogue
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1957 Catalogue
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1957 Catalogue Folded (Replica)
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1957 Catalogue
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1959 Catalogue 2nd Ed.
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1959 Catalogue 2nd Ed. (1982 reprint)
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1959 Catalogue 2nd Ed. (reprinted for DTE)
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1960 Catalogue 1st Ed.
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1960 Catalogue 2nd Ed.
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1961 Catalogue
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1962 Catalogue
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1963 Catalogue
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1964 Catalogue
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1965 Catalogue
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1966 Catalogue
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1967 Catalogue
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1968 Catalogue
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1968 Catalogue U.S.A.
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1968 Catalogue International
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1969 Catalogue
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1969 2nd Catalogue
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1983 A.I.M. Catalogue
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1970 Mike & Model Makers

Fred Bronner

In 1954, distribution of Lesney toys to the United States was conducted by a salesman from New York named Fred Bronner. He became the sole U.S. importer during the late 1950's. In 1964, Lesney Products (U.S.A.) was formed as a division of the English Lesney Products. Lesney acquired all of Fred Bronner's stock and he became the first president of Lesney Products (U.S.A.).

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1962 Fred Bronner 8 Car Ad
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1963 Fred Bronner 8 Car Ad
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1965 Fred Bronner 7 Car Ad
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1966 Collector's Club Ad
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1968 Fred Bronner 49 Car Ad
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1968 King Size Model of Month Ad
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1969 King Size Model of Month Ad
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1969 Lamborghini Car Ad
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1969 Peugeot Car Ad
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1966 Matchbox Newsletter
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75 Matchbox Models Ad
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Car City Ad
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1968 Model of Month Ad
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1969 Model of Month Ad
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1969 Model of Month Ad
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1967 Bronner Dealer Catalogue
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1967 Bronner Dealer Catalogue
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1967 Bronner Dealer Catalogue
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1967 Bronner Salesman Order Form
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1967 Bronner Salesman Order Form
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1960 Bronner Ad in Model Railroader
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1965 Bronner Promotional Photo
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Feb 1968 Bronner Stand - Chicago
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Connie Arnold Collection photo
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1970 Lesney Selector Chart
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1970 Lesney Selector Chart
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1960's Matchbox Home Display

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RENOVATION

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1-75 SERIES LIST

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