Hi Ken! Nice to be back although it took quite awhile to get current again and plow through all those pun posts!
I must say I shed a tear or two reading about the disposition of your unfortunate Matchboxes at the hands of a misguided relative! The horror! I think many of us who have collected one thing or another have had similar experiences.
Those are some fine, quite vintage, examples you've shown. To keep things military-related here on The Forum, by any chance do you have the Matchbox Saladin or Centurion?
Stay well over there!