Just a couple days ago, a few more of my eBay purchases came in the mail.

First up is this Matchbox Models of Yesteryear 1930 Ford Model A Van. This is one of the more common Yesteryear castings, done up in what I think is a period-style Canada Post livery. I’m not really a Yesteryear collector, but I spotted this one for cheap, and I have a thing for Canadian stuff represented on diecasts, being in Canada and all.

I also got four post-Universal Matchbox (1982-1992). Generally speaking, I try to stick to buying Universal-Era Matchbox (and older Majorettes, and older Tomica) on eBay, but these still have the realism and detail of the releases during the Universal Era.

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The star of the show was this Swop Tops Mercedes-Benz 500SL, as I previewed before. Swop Tops was a 1993-only series of 6 cars which could switch between having a closed top and an open top. As mentioned before, these are some of my Grails of Matchbox collecting. Look for this one in a full-detail feature sometime soon!

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I got a Jaguar XJ220 from its mainline debut in 1993 in this lovely purplish-blue colour. I also picked up this silver Smart Fortwo, since I already had two, and this one was both inexpensive and the ROW-only first release, from way back in 2002.

Most expensive, however, was actually this 1996 World Class Release 2 version of the Mercedes-Benz 600SEL. I paid more than I probably should’ve, and the listing didn’t mention that it actually has one mismatched wheel on the side not pictured, though it was in mint condition as described.