November 2013 Acquisitions

I’m not sure there is a typical month in collecting. This month (November) I added 20 vehicles to my collection. The majority were Hot Wheels, as I found a lot I liked and was looking for. Of the eleven Hot Wheels only one was secondhand: a Cadillac Cien, I picked up in Drybridge market. There…

Siku

Siku were not part of my childhood, I didn’t visit Germany until I was in my twenties. They are a German company that produce a range of diecast cars and a lot of tractors and agricultural models. Initially they produced around the 1:64 scale but more recently they are slightly larger around 1:50 and 1:55…

Majorette

I first encountered Majorette when I visited Paris at the tender age of 9, way back in 1974. They were similar in size to Matchbox but Made in France not Made in England. Today Matchbox and Majorette are both Made in Thailand. Of my twenty-one Majorette vehicles seven are Made in France, the others I assume…

Matchbox Cars

My first diecast cars were Matchbox. My earliest memories were of Matchbox vehicles. On my First Birthday cake I had a Matchbox Car. My earliest memory is being on a train holding onto a Matchbox Racing Car Transporter (K-5). I also had a Pickfords Removal van from the regular 1-75 range, which my parents would…