So this is the first Matchbox but not the first Lesney toy? It matches the 1953 Exactly.No - the Coronation Coaches, Muffin the Mules, Rag & Bone Carts, Covered Wagons, and large-sized Diesel Road Roller, Dump Truck, Horse-drawn Milk Float, etc. were "pre-Matchbox series" Lesney toys.
It is the first "Matchbox" series model made by Lesney. The Coronation coach and larger scale toys were not "Matchbox" series toys, but were made by Lesney and distributed by Moko.So this is the first Matchbox but not the first Lesney toy? It matches the 1953 Exactly.