Hershey, PA (August 26, 2014) Join us for the 4th Annual Matchbox Toy show at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum, for the kid in all of us! The Diecast Toy Exchange is again hosting a Matchbox Collector’s show here at the AACA Museum on Sunday, September 21 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event will allow visitors the opportunity to begin collecting Matchbox or adding to their Matchbox collection. Vendors will be selling matchbox cars that were produced from the early 1950’s all the way through to present day releases. To support this event, the AACA Museum is offering $5.00 admission (more than half off the regular admission price) to encourage everyone to attend this one-day show.
This Matchbox toy show is a top notch collector’s event, the largest in the country, where you are sure to see some rare collectibles as many of the best Matchbox dealers. Highlights for sale this year include a very rare Matchbox Moko Queen’s Coronation Coach from 1952 with both the king and queen present in the coach – estimated value $900. Maybe a 1960s era Matchbox color trial #22 Pontiac and #23 trailer are more your style; this one of a kind set is valued at $10,000 since it was never produced in this mint green color. More than just cars, a 1953 “Muffin the Mule metal puppet figure will also be for sale valued at $150, plus much more! Over 80 tables for your collecting enjoyment.
Just getting started with your collection? Not to worry, there are many great pieces just for you including two limited edition collectible Matchbox special show vehicles that you can only get here at the show! A 1992 Dodge Viper to help celebrate “100 Years of Dodge” this year and a Convoy Truck will be available for purchase as long as supplies last. There will be a total of 60 of the Vipers at a price of $12 each and only 40 of the Convoy trucks priced at $30 each.
First time visitors to the AACA Museum will be able to enjoy dozens of full size antique cars, buses and motorcycles from the 1890s through the 1980s. Special exhibits include Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles in America Exhibit along with Mark Watts Reflections art exhibit. Visitors will be able to get a special sneak preview of our 100 Years of Dodge exhibit slated to open on September 26th as several of these vehicles will be on display.
About the AACA Museum:
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890’s – 1980’s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. The AACA Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization is one of the nation’s largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The AACA Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The special admission price for September 21st will be $5.00 per person regardless of age, no additional coupons or discounts accepted. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.