One Lari Cars

In Drybridge Market in Tbilisi, I find many interesting models at a variety of prices. Karo has lovely models but often the asking price for a model can be 50 lari, 70 lari or even 100 lari. My nominative collecting budget for the month is 100 lari. So, when I see a stall with cars…

some interesting finds over 4 days

11 February… on a whim, I visited my local market (Varketili Market), in the past it hasn’t been a great hunting ground for unusual diecasts. I was expecting perhaps, at best, a few Russian made Ladas. But I was to be surprised. My eye first fell on a Porsche 550 Spyder (Maisto) around 1:64 scale,…

A Good Day at the Market

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…

Drybridge Market

In Tbilisi the only place where I’m likely to find interesting old diecast models is Drybridge Market. Drybridge Market is the most interesting market in Tbilisi. You’ll find all kinds of knick-knacks and charming miscellanea from art, accordions, samovars and electrical gadgets to china, glass and silver being sold off by impoverished old folk. With markets,…