Posted 2 years ago
I got started in collecting Lesney / Matchbox diecast vehicles in the 1960's when I received my first regular wheel 1-75 hand me downs from cousins and neighbors. They have been with me throughout the years sometimes in a dormant state tucked away only to be revived again over and over. They will always be a part of my childhood collectable favorites.
The Blue and white # 47-B 1963 commer ice cream canteens are 2 of my favorites. There are variations that are harder to find like the metallic blue variant along with grey plastic wheels, and different roof deckles. The variants are what keep me interested in searching out. The boxes for some models are more expensive than the actual diecast vehicle as they were discarded or beat up when tossed aside. I have a special collection of near mint vehicles and others in played condition which I enjoy as they can be used when setting up the train sets and also play worn show their own distinct character. I always leave them as I find them never trying to restore any.