PLEASE NOTE: I will no longer be altering the variation codes. All new discoveries will be inserted in to their correct place in the timeline and given a suffix.
So a new variation that would be nearest to variation 4 would become the new 4a, etc.

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Moko Lesney Matchbox boxes




box type A

Box 'A' was only used for the first 7 models, number 1a to 7a

box code box front scroll text type + picture end flap type in use from
code 'A' A Moko LESNEY with Moko in Script + line drawing of model on front of box plain blue 1953-54


box type B

Box type 'B' was in use for six years and was used for all models

Box 'B1'

Box 'B2'

Box 'B3'

Box 'B4'

Box 'B5'

box code box front scroll text type + picture end flap type in use from
code 'B1' A MOKO LESNEY with Moko in CAPITALS + line drawing plain blue 1955-56
code 'B2' A MOKO LESNEY with Moko in CAPITALS + line drawing blue with black number 1957-58
code 'B3' A MOKO LESNEY with Moko in CAPITALS + line drawing blue with black number in white circle 1958-59
code 'B4' A MOKO LESNEY with Moko in CAPITALS + line drawing blue with black number in white circle, black model name in white panel 1959
code 'B5' A MOKO LESNEY with Moko in CAPITALS + line drawing blue with black number in white circle, white model name 1960

box type C

Box type 'C' dates from 1961. all models can be found in 'C' boxes except for - 41b Jaguar. 47a Trojan van.
59a Singer van. 66a Citroen. 70a Thames estate. 71a Army water truck and 73a RAF refueller.

box code box front scroll text + picture end flap type in use from
code 'C' A LESNEY + line drawing of model on front of box blue with black number in white circle, white model name 1961


box type D

Box 'D' was in use for five years and was used for all models

Box 'D1'

Box 'D2'

box code text type + picture end flap text type colour of box sides in use from
code 'D1' "MATCHBOX" next to "Series" + colour picture with serifs - "Matchbox" one blue side, one black side 1962
code 'D2a' "MATCHBOX" next to "Series" + colour picture without serifs - "Matchbox" one blue side, one black side 1963
code 'D2b' "MATCHBOX" next to "Series" + colour picture without serifs - "Matchbox" two blue sides 1965
code 'D2c' "MATCHBOX" next to "Series" + colour picture without serifs - "Matchbox" two light blue sides 1966


box type E

Box 'E' was in use for five years and was used for all models

Box 'E1'

Box 'E2'

Box 'E3'

Box 'E3R'

Box 'E4'

Box 'E4R'

box code text type + picture endflap details side panel colours in use from
code 'E1' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture model number & name Blue & black 1964
code 'E2' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture model number, name & drawing Blue & black 1964
code 'E1' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture model number & name blue 1965
code 'E2' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture model number, name & drawing blue 1965
code 'E1' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture model number & name light blue 1966
code 'E2' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture model number, name & drawing light blue 1966
code 'E3' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture colour picture, model name & number. blue 1966
code 'E3' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture colour picture, model name & number. light blue 1966
code 'E4' "MATCHBOX" above "Series" + colour picture colour picture, model name, number & "Matchbox" light blue 1967
code 'E3R' "MATCHBOX " above "Series" + colour picture colour picture, model name & number light blue 1968
code 'E4R' "MATCHBOX " above "Series" + colour picture colour picture, model name, number & "Matchbox " light blue 1968

box type F

Box type 'F' dates from 1969-70. all models can be found in 'F' boxes except for -
20c Chevrolet taxi. 30c Faun crane. 35b Snow trac and 69b Hatra Tractor shovel.
The position of the word "series" denotes which version of the box it is and it
should be noted that there are many minor variations of the F type box.

Box 'F1'

Box 'F2'

Box 'F3'

box code "series" position
code F1 in blue number box
code F2 under 'ox' of "Matchbox"
code F3 under blue number box