Moving

I still have WordPress problems. I can only post and edit using my phone. This month we also moved; a nightmare for me and my diecast collection. Not all my cars have moved, those that have are mostly hidden away in boxes awaiting display space. Our old flat is now being rented by my stepdaughter,…

Drybridge Market (Selling)

I have for a long time been a customer at Drybridge Market, a fleamarket in Tbilisi, the best place for finding older model cars in Tbilisi. Today, I had a go at selling some of the excess in my collection at the market. I took along 35 models. I thought I’d keep it simple and…

Matchbox “Made in Bulgaria”

After Lesney went bankrupt in 1982 some of the Matchbox moulds were shipped to Bulgaria and Matchbox models from the Lesney era continued to be made but usually in a wide variety of different colours. I think the Vauxhall Guildsman looks better in blue than it did in pink or red from the Lesney era.…

Chevrolet Corvette (Matchbox)

The Chevrolet Corvette was introduced by Matchbox in 1979, a difficult time, the Dinky factory had closed and the writing was on the wall for Lesney Matchbox. Lesney went bankrupt in 1982. Universal Toys bought Matchbox and changed the brand name to Matchbox International Limited and started making models in Macau. Later outsourcing work to…

Monthly Acquisitions: July 2017

25 more models added to my collection this month, but this included 11 in a Third Package from Estonia. 15 (60%) of the models are Matchbox. Only one was bought new, the rest were bought cheaply second hand for 3 lari or less a piece. It has been the least expensive month in a long…