I have written before about Drybridge Market my favourite hunting ground for older diecasts. Today, when I visited the market I was pleasantly surprised to see an old Corgi Ferrari Berlinetta 250 Le Mans, from the mid-late sixties, which had been on my wants’ list for ages displayed with a Norev Renault 20TS and a few Matchbox Yesteryear Models in varying conditions.
In the past I would have probably asked the price of the Ferrari immediately, but I am learning it is best not to be too focused on what you are most interested in. So first I asked the price of the white Jaguar SS, I have this model in Yesteryear in green (it cost me 25 lari ($14.47) from Drybridge market in February 2013). The price offered on this Jaguar was 60 lari ($34.74), far too high, so I was imagining the Ferrari might be priced even higher. I asked the prices of another couple of Yesteryears and then the Ferrari. To my surprise the seller was only asking 25 lari ($14.47) for the Ferrari (I would have happily paid 40 lari ($23.16)). I asked if 20 lari ($11.58) would be possible and the seller thought a moment and said “okay!” He further suggested I could buy the Jaguar for 50 lari ($28.95), I agreed it was a beautiful car but I smiled and declined.
The Ferrari goes well with the Porsche Carrera 6, which I found at Drybridge Market back in February 2013. The two cars share a page of the 1969 Corgi Catalogue with a Ford Mustang, it would be great if I could find that, too.
I also picked up two playworn Italian made Bburagos at the market a Peugeot 405 Rally (5 lari ($2.89)) and a Renault Clio (2 lari ($1.16) with missing interior. A good day.
Having spent 83 lari 50 tetri this month I am rather close to my nominative budget limit of 100 lari and I still have 20 days left in August…it will be difficult to stay under the limit particularly if I should wander to Drybridge Market again.