Monthly Acquisitions : June 2014

After the relative restraint of May, June saw the model budget top 100 lari again. It has been another interesting month, I haven’t left Tbilisi but found some interesting additions to my collection here, This pair were just two lari each, from Vagzlis Basroba, well playworn, but interesting historically. The Hot Wheels Mustang has the Redline Wheels…

Ambulances

Having looked at fire and police vehicles, I guess I should also look at ambulances the third arm of the emergency services. I don’t have a great selection of ambulances in my collection, just five. I have yet to remove the DeAgostini 1:43 GAZ Volga Ambulance from its packaging. I started blogging after reading a book…

Fire Chief’s Car and other Fire Vehicles

There have been many diecast fire engines, I’m not especially interested in the engines, I’m more interested in the Fire Chief Cars. The fire chiefs’ cars tend to be very similar to police cars and are equipped with the same variants: (lights or light beacons, sirens, long-range and short-range radio antennas, bumper guards, communications systems, specialized engines, special equipment,…

Trailers

Trailers are not usually aesthetically pleasing but they do add play value to a collection of diecasts. Diecast ranges with many farm vehicles like Siku, Britain’s and Corgi have a large number of trailers. The Matchbox 1-75 had 6 trailers in its line up in 1969 and 1970. #2. Mercedes Trailer #9. Boat and Trailer…

20 Ford Mustangs

Something iconic about the Mustang…I have more Mustangs than any other model in my collection Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette are the only models which come close. Maybe it is because like me the Mustang was “born” in 1964.

Norev

Norev is a French diecast manufacturer like Majorette and Solido. I started my Norev collection with  three models acquired on a trip to Paris in 2012. The three cars were “RETRO” models of fifties French cars: Citroën DS, Citroën 2CV and Renault Dauphine. Three iconic French cars, especially the Citroëns. The scales are between 1:54 for the Renault and the 2CV and…