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Postby Sebastian10 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:13 am

This dates to 1968 - it is a bit damaged and too fragile to mount on the wall - I tried it and it started to crack under its own weight!

But It think it is a nice display piece, even though it has to just lean against the wall in my collecting room!

It was pricey but I think it was worth it :D :D

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Re: Display Unit

Postby MatchboxFreak » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:00 am

Congratulations Sabasrian
A very nice addition. Is this a new direction for your collection?
Enjoy!
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Re: Display Unit

Postby Sebastian10 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:45 pm

Kurt

Thanks for the comments

I don't think my collection has any direction !

Yesterday I received the following non matchbox job lot

(a) TAT plastic Bentley Continental - a bonus as I only really wanted the other item

(b) Triang Triumph Herald - this is incomplete but is a delectable and very accurate model

Tonight I decided to look for other models of the Triump Herald and found some Vanguards resin pre-production models for sale - I am trying to resist but its so very very difficult not to indulge !!!

Happy hunting and giving in to temptation

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Re: Display Unit

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:13 pm

I would like to see your recent plastic models, especially the Bentley, but we currently don't have a general plastics section.

Do members want a section dedicated to plastic models such as those friction powered toys from Hong Kong.

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Re: Display Unit

Postby Sebastian10 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:15 pm

Ghosthunter

I have posted a photo of the Bentley and Herald in the Picture Gallery /Our Collections section as they have little to do with regular wheels so I thought this was more appropriate! :D :D

Enjoy

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Re: Display Unit

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Thank's Sebastian, good place for them at the moment.

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Re: Display Unit

Postby durangokid » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:11 am

Sebastian,
Very nice -- I think that you will enjoy this one. Please give us some pics after it is filled!!
Here are photos of the Display's American brother.
I had to add a replacement piece of plexiglass and also have to lean it against the wall so it is tilted properly to keep the models in. I think when these displays were in the stores, they had an arm or two to support them against the counter and were at about a 45 degree angle.
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Re: Display Unit

Postby Sebastian10 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:14 pm

Durangokid

That's a great looking unit - I think it is in much better shape than mine.

Mine is really too fragile to start stocking it with models - I was going to clean it up but have decided for now to keep it original i.e. dirty and dusty - this option also leaves more time for diecast surfing! :D :D

I am a great fan of american car TV shows and as they say its only original once!!

Thats a pretty mouth watering collection you have there - has it taken long to put together ? :D

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Re: Display Unit

Postby durangokid » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:03 am

Sebastian10 wrote:Durangokid



Mine is really too fragile to start stocking it with models - I was going to clean it up but have decided for now to keep it original i.e. dirty and dusty - this option also leaves more time for diecast surfing! :D :D

Thats a pretty mouth watering collection you have there - has it taken long to put together ? :D

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Sebastian,
I certainly understand your desire to keep the Display original --- hopefully, you can get some models in it as you please.
I have been collecting Matchbox "off and on" for many years -- I bought my first model in 1959 when my Dad took me to the local variety store. Although I like most all the Matchbox lines, my first love is "regular wheels" and I've also tried to add some Matchbox Dealer Displays over the years as I really like to display my models in them. Here are a few more samples of them below. I hope you enjoy collecting Matchbox and this is a wonderful forum filled with knowledgable and helpful people!!

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Re: Display Unit

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:02 am

If that is the reults of collecting on and off, can not imagine what it would be like if you took it seriously... :o

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