This is the catagiry for all "paper" collectors. Here i'm listing the available pocket- or collectors catalogs, these are the small pocket size catalogs you got from your local retailer and which are showing the complete Matchbox offerings plus all available accessories for that year. By now these catalogs are collectibles in their own with many collectors trying to get a full set of all issued catalogs in the best possible condition. Needless to say the early catalogs issued prior to 1960 are hard to find today. The advanced collectors are getting into the dealers catalogs, printed in small numbers only for the retailers showing all available products from the company and the "interesting stuff" like displays and sales aid's which are so sought after these days. As always, all catalogs are guaranteed to be original, no copies, reprints or fakes here!
Here you find all available pocket- & collectors catalogs.
A special area for very advanced collectors. As the name implies there were special catalogs for dealer/retailers, much more extensive then the pocket catalogs issued for the normal customer or collector. These dealer catalogs usually never got in collectors hands, they were intended for "internal" trade use only. These catalogs contain the entire product ranges of Lesney, including all accessories and sales aids which could not be seen in the normal annual collectors catalogs. The dealer catalogs are invaluable reference works for display - and packaging type collectors as they are the only available reference of what was available when or which package was introduced exactly when. This field has evolved in recent years and became one of the most interesting of all paper related collectible area's. Since these catalogs were printed only in very small numbers and were usually thrown away as soon as a new one was issued it is an exclusive and expensive hobby as the available number of these interesting catalogs is not that big. Until 1969 these types of catalogs were only issued for the US from the Fred Bronner Corp. but since 1970 such dealer catalogs were issued worldwide.
Here you find all available Yesteryear & Dinky catalogs.
Here you find all available "Matchbox Collectibles" propect's and catalog's.