Rare

Rare is a big deal in the world of collecting. “A rare stamp, which originally cost 24 cents, exceeded the expectations of experts yesterday by selling for £184,000 at auction.” It was a stamp with an aeroplane accidentally inverted, there were only 100 of these stamps printed in 1918. Here is the link: rare stamp…

Treasure Hunts (Hot Wheels)

Hot Wheels came up with an idea to make certain models more collectable by labelling them “Treasure Hunts” (sometimes T-Hunt) these were introduced by in 1995. It consisted of 12 cars every year; (15 beginning in 2011) one or two released per month. The original production run was 10,000 pieces worldwide; that number has since…

Regular Treasure Hunts

Today (24 January 2015), I found a Regular Treasure Hunt: Stockar. In Tbilisi, I only know of one shop which sells long carded Hot Wheels – Hobby Shop on Pekini Street. Hobby Shop has helpful assistants but high prices (5 lari 90 about $3 for a car) and limited stock. On short cards I have…

Thar be treasure

I unpacked this 2012 Ford Fiesta from its blister pack before I realised I’d found a Treasure Hunt model. Treasure Hunts are supposedly harder to find than regular cars, I’m cynical and think it might be just a Hot Wheels advertising gimmick. The indication that it is a Treasure Hunt is the flame logo to the…