Matchbox 1-75 No 1e & 2e Mercedes Truck & Trailer 1968 Release
This is # 1 & 2 of the Matchbox 1-75 Series. They are listed as 1e & 2e meaning there was a 1a, 2a before these were released, so there are 4 different models before this. This is the first 1e 2e released in 1968 and from what I can tell, the Matchbox website shows 4 different styles and this looks to be the early release. Of course both sold separately. These models were transferred over to the Superfast Series in 1970.
This was purchased at my favorite hobby store K-Mart where they had a great hobby department, as were almost all of my Matchbox, Hot Wheels and models kits. I sure miss those kind of hobby stores, we learned so much as kids from all the great toys we grew up with.
Here is a great site for Matchbox History... www.vintagebritishdiecasts.co.uk/1index/xx175series.htm#5