The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

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The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby rastus115 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:25 am

Hi Everyone. I thought I would start a thread to showcase the MB38 Ford Model A Van with its many variations. Over time I will add various vans from my collection but I welcome anyone-else to include their models as well. I know some people have many, many more vans than I do.

When posting vans I will try to give the variation number and other information, based on Charlie Mack's "The Big Book of Superfast Matchbox Toys 1969-2004 Volume 1:". Where possible I will also show the rear licence plate as there were a number of different plates used.

I will start off with the Big Ben Meat Pies van, variation number 262. This was an Australian Issue model and was made in China.

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby matchboxtom » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:38 pm

Love the MB38

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby matchboxtom » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:42 pm

Code 2 Club model from Color Comp a few years ago.

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby MoodsterMBX » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:09 am

Variation 417

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Variation 418

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Variation 419

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Variation 420

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From the 1997 Canadian Tire 75th Anniversary Gift Set:

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby MoodsterMBX » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:18 am

Variation 437 (1998 Basic Range #76):

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(License plate KG 6567)

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby rastus115 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:38 am

Chesty Bonds - variation 028 - Licence Plate KG 6567 - Australian Issue - Made in Macau

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Camperdown Cumberland Children's Hospital - variation 259 - Australian Issue

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Automodel Exchange - variation 304 - Licence Plate KG 6567 - Australian Issue - Made in Thailand

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby terrysains » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:20 am

I have always been amazed at this model with its TEN pages of different models, they must of been everywhere in the 70's.
I will look forward to seeing what other collectors have managed to amass, thank you for putting them on. Terry.

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby rastus115 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:10 am

Big Sister - black chassis - variation 055 - Licence Plate KG6567 - Australian Issue - On-Pack Promotional - Made in Macau

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Big Sister - greenish-black chassis - variation not in Charlie Mack's book but listed as variation 354 in the mbxforum listings - Licence Plate KG6567 - Australian Issue - Made in Macau

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Historical Collection / Powerhouse Museum - variation 053 - Licence Plate KG6567 - Australian Issue - Made in Macau

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John West Salmon - variation 033 - Licence Plate KG6567 - Australian Issue - On-Pack Promotional - Made in Macau

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby Jimgallegos » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:15 pm

A few from my collection.

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Getting it right for The Historical Collection.


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3 Really Tough ones to get.


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A rare Variation, or is it a pre pro? I say the latter.

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I think these 2 must be amongst the hardest to find of the MB38 Series
Jim Gallegos. Thanks to all who were a part of the 2015 Matchbox Collectors Gathering. Start planing for 2016. Dates are 15-17 July 2016. Registration Starts 31. Dec. at midnight MST Email me for details. matchb0x1@aol.com

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Re: The MB 38 Ford Model A Van Thread

Postby rastus115 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:54 am

City Ford - variation 267 - Licence Plate DB5869 - Australian Issue - Made in China

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Guernsey Post Office - variation 038 - Licence Plate KG6567 - UK Issue - Made in Macau

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Fresh Dairy Cream - variation 116 - Licence Plate KG6567 - UK Issue - On-pack Promotional - Made in Macau

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BBC 1925 - variation 017 - Licence Plate KG6567 - UK Issue - Made in Macau

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