Third Package from Estonia

I don’t do many trades by post, the postal service here in Georgia (country of the former USSR not the US State) is unreliable and the cost is high. I have however traded with one Facebook friend in Estonia. I wrote previously about the first package I received from Estonia  that was back in September…

Christmas Presents to Self

25th December: Happy Christmas! Here in Tbilisi, 25th December is a normal working day. Christmas is celebrated on the night of 6th/7th January with an all night vigil in church. After working in the morning, I made a detour to one of the local markets, Vagzlis Basroba, and bought myself some small Christmas presents. At the…

Package from Estonia

I had 4 Panhards made by Sikharuli in Tbilisi, a Facebook friend in Estonia was interested in these. So as an experiment I sent him one. The postal service here in Georgia is rather basic and unpredictable. The cost of postage was higher than the cost of the car. Viljar told me he’d send something…

Gifts 2

“Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” they say, Whilst the vast majority of my collection has been bought by me, a small part has been given to me by various friends and relatives. My lovely wife, Khatuna, has twice bought cars for my collection. The Gallardo was most welcome. The BMW X5, however, is…

Gifts

Christmas, a time for giving and receiving. A few of the cars in my collection are gifts from friends and family. “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.” is a popular saying. My wife is wonderfully tolerant of my collecting…the 300 or so diecast models in my collection take up a lot of space…