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Digging in the storage closet

Postby Taxidad » Fri May 19, 2017 3:22 pm

Found some more Matchbox in my storage closet, I thought I had given away the #53 to my nephew way back, glad I kept it. :D
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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Fri May 19, 2017 4:52 pm

They look to be in real good condition, hardly played with and they make a great little collection, we are also glad you kept them... :D

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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby Idris » Fri May 19, 2017 5:11 pm

The Zodiac is particularly interesting because of the combination of non-standard interior colour with normal BPW (rather than hubs). Furthermore, since that looks like a standard baseplate, could it be that this is at an interior colour trial rather than a pre-production?
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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby Tinman » Fri May 19, 2017 7:08 pm

The most interesting item there is the bpw VW (if it's real).
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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby Taxidad » Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Yea Tinman I know, when I collected the VW way back I didn't think much of the wheels being black then I saw it was listed in the Mack catalog I bought in the 90's, then in the later catalog he said it might not be legit, then I saw one pictured on this site so I thought i'd shoot a picture. Looks legit to me though. ;)
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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby motorman » Fri May 19, 2017 10:40 pm

Taxidad wrote:Yea Tinman I know, when I collected the VW way back I didn't think much of the wheels being black then I saw it was listed in the Mack catalog I bought in the 90's, then in the later catalog he said it might not be legit, then I saw one pictured on this site so I thought i'd shoot a picture. Looks legit to me though. ;)


Can you tell us more about the antecedent history of the VW you collected way back?
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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby Taxidad » Sat May 20, 2017 1:04 am

I don't remember how I got it just had most of these cars for many years. Just recently added some to my collection, these however are old like me :|
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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby mbox2000 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:08 pm

Love the tan #30. Looks minty! Thanks for the view.

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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby mbox2000 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:11 pm

And white interior #45. Very nice.

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Re: Digging in the storage closet

Postby Taxidad » Sat May 20, 2017 6:00 pm

I played with the wrecker when I was a kid so its not mint, but it does have minimal ware just a few chips and rubs :)
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