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After this, a new offer was started giving a half-price discount on the price of a large-scale Morestone Series Foden No. The first ten went on sale in September packed in boxes representing ‘Esso’ petrol pumps. In the ‘s Morris and Stone were a small Stoke Newington, London based wholesale toy company much like the well known Moko company, They were distributors for many small toy manufacturers that could make toys but did not have the capacity to handle the marketing side of the business, Later the Company name was changed to the more familiar “Morestone” and in the mid ‘s they introduced a range called the “Esso Petrol Pump” series to compete with the Lesney range, This was in partnership with Lesney founder Rodney Smith who had left Lesney and together they set up a factory in Hackney to produce the new range of toys, They also sold a small range of Dinky size vehicles and some Noddy items but we will be concentrating on the small scale miniatures or “Esso Series”, The company were also closely involved with Modern Products who supplied castings for them, In Morestone were taken over by S. One subscription covers all libraries in your group. With the end of the Korean War during which supplies of zinc had been restricted, toy makers were again able to exploit the growing demand. The ‘s was a golden age for diecast toy makers.

In the ‘s Morris and Stone were a small Stoke Newington, London based wholesale toy company much like the well known Moko company, They were distributors for many small toy manufacturers that could make toys but did not have the capacity to handle the marketing side of the business, Later the Company name was changed to the more familiar “Morestone” and in the mid ‘s they introduced a range called the “Esso Petrol Pump” series to compete with the Lesney range, This was in partnership with Lesney founder Rodney Smith who had left Lesney and together they set up a factory in Hackney to produce the new range of toys, They also sold a small range of Dinky size vehicles and some Noddy items but we will be concentrating on the small scale miniatures or “Esso Series”, The company were also closely involved with Modern Products who supplied castings for them, In Morestone were taken over by S. No – No – No – No – No You are about to subscribe to the online version of Carter’s Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables. For library subscription rates please contact our libraries agent. The models produced were very similar to Lesneys series, The early pieces had grey metal wheels which were later changed to grey and black plastic wheels which were on steel axles with crimped ends to begin with and rounded ends on the later pieces, Silver trim was at first hand applied and later replaced by mask sprayed trim which was reduced over the years until on the final issues the silver trim was omitted completely. Finally, all boxes were printed with both model number and name in large font. After this, a new offer was started giving a half-price discount on the price of a large-scale Morestone Series Foden No.

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The first ten went on sale in September packed in boxes representing ‘Esso’ petrol pumps.

Descriptions, images and price ranges are included for reference purposes. The models produced were very similar to Lesneys series, The early pieces had grey metal wheels which were later changed to grey and black plastic wheels which were on steel axles with crimped ends to begin with and rounded ends on the later pieces, Silver trim was at first hand applied and later replaced by mask sprayed trim which was reduced over the years until on the final issues the silver trim was omitted completely.

MORESTONE ESSO SERIES BOXED DIECAST AUSTIN TAXI CAB No.13 1957

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Morestone articulated car carrier, orange cab, grey back, orange and grey hubs, in red box with illustrated lift off lid. Later leaflets offered the purchaser an Esso garage in exchange for 10 Esso series box endflaps. The numbers were printed on an inner base flap. The ‘s was a golden age for diecast toy makers.

Rodney Smith, one of the two founders of Lesney his name provided the ‘-ney’ of Lesney owned his own foundry in Clapham, London, and after leaving Matchbox joined with Sam Morris to manufacture Morestone Series toys and develop the ‘Esso’ range of miniatures.

With the end of the Korean War during which supplies of zinc had been restricted, toy makers were again able to exploit the growing demand. Three Budgie Morestone Esso series miniatures. Click on numbers or scroll down for full list.

After this, a new offer was started giving a half-price discount on the price of a large-scale Morestone Series Foden No. Some pieces such as the larger Taxi, Bus and Rolls Royce were adapted to be sold as tourist souvenirs and marketed by Seerol. For complete guide to Budgie Miniatures issued after the Esso Series ended click the link button. The boxes contained a leaflet which informed the purchaser that by collecting 15 of the leaflets they could be redeemed for a Dinky size Esso petrol tanker at half price.

Morestone Kansas to Texas horse drawn stage coach red, black wheels, brown driver, two white horses, in illustrated box G box G. Morestone 3 milk Delivery van green cab chassis and hubs, fawn back with chains; and Morestone No.

Finally, all boxes were printed with both model number and name in large font. In the ‘s Morris and Stone were a small Stoke Newington, London based wholesale toy company much like the well known Moko company, They were distributors for many small toy manufacturers that could make toys but did not have the capacity to handle the marketing side of the business, Later the Company name was changed to the more familiar “Morestone” and in the mid ‘s they introduced a range called the “Esso Petrol Pump” series to compete with the Lesney range, This was in partnership with Lesney founder Rodney Smith who had left Lesney and together they set up a factory in Hackney to produce the new range of toys, They also sold a small range of Dinky size vehicles and some Noddy items but we will be concentrating on the small scale miniatures or “Esso Series”, The company were also closely involved with Modern Products who supplied castings for them, In Morestone were taken over by S.

Modern Products continued to produce their own toys under their own name and eventually they bought the Budgie trademark and continued to sell Budgie toys right up until the late 60’s when Mattels new range of Hot Wheels cars came out with their high speed wheels and axles which killed Budgie’s toy sales virtually overnight so that was pretty much the end of the their toy range, Some pieces such as the larger Taxi, Bus and Rolls Royce were adapted to be sold as tourist souvenirs and marketed by Seerol.

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Morris & Stone, Morestone, Budgie toys

The only real difference between Lesney’s miniatures and Morestones was seriess Morestone did not enhance their Esso miniatures range of models with decals so morestoen which needed lettering on them had it cast into the model and then the lettering was highlighted with paint. There was also a Garage Coupon included in each box giving more details.

Approved Breakdown Service Unit’, yellow front number plate, extra wheel to bonnet; and Military Jeep, army green body, driver and hubs, raised cream. The full Morestone “Esso” series and display stand photograph courtesy of Keith Cholmondley. Morestone Enid Blyton’s Noddy gift Box comprising of Noddy and his car, diecast yellow car, plastic painted Noddy with paint loss, diecast brown bicycle with plastic wheels and plastic painted Big Ears and plastic painted policeman, in original window box.

For library subscription rates please contact our libraries agent. This was in partnership with Lesney founder Rodney Smith who had left Lesney and together they set up a factory in Hackney to produce the new range of toys, They also sold a small range of Dinky size vehicles and some Noddy items but we will be concentrating on the small scale miniatures or “Esso Series”. Unboxed Morestone Sam’s Snack bar, blue cart, detachable cream roof, black horse, with figure, tea urn and 2 mugs VG.

On the side of the box was the model number and a line drawing of the model it contained. Modern Products continued to produce their own toys under their own name and eventually they bought the Budgie trademark and continued to sell Budgie serie right up until the late 60’s when Mattels new range of Hot Wheels cars came out with their high speed wheels and axles which killed Budgie’s toy sales virtually overnight so that was pretty much the end of the their toy range.

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But surprisingly this success was not expolited despite the often excellent quality of the toys and the series never got any further additions. The final type of box carried the model number on the base flap and included eszo Tanker Coupon. You are about to subscribe to the online version of Carter’s Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables. The Garage was on the same scale as the Petrol Pump boxes so it was much larger than the models.

This guide covers just the Esso series, The full Budgie range will be attempted at a later date. These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

When this offer was ending, Morestone overprinted the base flaps in blue or red ink stating that the offer would close on 31st March They were an immediate success and within a year the Series had grown to twenty models, helped no doubt by special offers of a free ‘Esso’ Garage and later a half-price Foden Petrol Tanker. In the ‘s Morris and Stone dsso a small Stoke Newington, London based wholesale toy company much like the well known Moko company, They were distributors for many small toy manufacturers that could make toys but did not have the capacity to handle the moresfone side of the business, Later the Company name was changed to the more familiar “Morestone” and in the mid ‘s they introduced a range called the “Esso Seeies Pump” series to compete with the Lesney range.

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