Yesteryears H Box The Matchbox Yesteryears models in the H type box commonly referred to as a Woodgrain box. Issued between 1974 and 1978. [Show as slideshow] Matchbox Yesteryear model Y4-4. 1930 Model 'J' Duesenberg Town Car. Matchbox 1976 issue with hollow air horns. Matchbox Yesteryear model Y9-4 1927 Talbot Van. This issue with the Royal Crest and matt black roof. Matchbox Yesteryear model Y9-2 1912 Simplex sedan. Issued circa 1975 in red with black roof and yellow seats. Matchbox Yesteryear model Y13-3 1918 Crossley Lorry in RAF Tender livery. RAF BLue with Tan tilt and canopy. White seats. It is a common variant. Matchbox Yesteryear model Y17 1938 Hispano Suiza. A particular favourite as my father had a similar model in his youth. Shame that he sold it all those years ago.