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    I don't collect as much as I once did, so I never started one of these threads at Swifty's Garage. My mailbox isn't filled with boxes of brand-new goodies coming from around the globe every other day. I don't have much time to search for die cast. I am a bargain hunter who keeps to a tight hobby budget. That said, I hope you enjoy these occasional additions.

    First, from a Flea Market seller who had trays of near blister-fresh cars and trucks for $2.00 each...

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    Some Hot Wheels Vans and Hi-Rakers. Some will replace more playworn examples, others are vintage additions too nice to leave behind at the price.

    A few more Hot Wheels, a pair of Matchbox and a Tomica from the same trays:

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    Some others from different sellers...

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    The Bronco, Lambo and Ferrari came out of a "4 for a dollar" basket from another Flea Market seller. The Toe Joe and Ertl Speed Strips Ferrari were purchased from a vendor at a local (full size) Car Show for $1 a piece. I picked up the Toe Joe for the hooks. The plastic "glass" was destroyed on this one. That Cougar was mint inside a very ratty blister for $2. The same Flea Market seller had JL's in ratty blisters in the same $2 bin, so I couldn't resist these:

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    Hard to beat for $2 a pop... especially when the new JLs are priced at triple that these days.

  • #2
    Wow, your flea market has some more reasonable dealers than mine!

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    • #3
      Outstanding

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jedimario View Post
        Wow, your flea market has some more reasonable dealers than mine!
        Yes! I did OK, but rest assured there are also the usual folks there who believe their junk diecast is worth its weight in gold. I only showed you what I bought, not what I left behind because the sellers were asking way too much. :-)

        Even the guy with the $2 JLs also had a second bin full of carded Hot Wheels, but he wanted $3 each for those. They were at best $1 cars, so I didn't buy any. I didn't feel like haggling. I just wanted to get away with the $2 JLs before he thought better of it!

        There was also a legit die cast dealer there who sold me a few newer pieces. While the others I purchased from people with a wide variety of items for sale, these came from a guy who only had die cast. First, some new stuff I would never find on the pegs around here...

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        I rarely have time to search stores, and when I do, I usually find little or nothing. The Street Tuners sell out as soon as the early birds see them and the Matchbox Riviera is nowhere to be found. This M2 is also the first I've had in hand:

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        I've seen it show up at Swifty's and hoped to find one someday. I don't collect many trucks, but this one is just so cool!

        The price for the 4 items was a little higher than retail (if I could ever find it), but lower than oFas. When I took into account the effort the seller put in to bring all the items to market, what he paid for the Flea Market entry fee, the reasonable expectation that he turn a profit, and the convenience of having them in hand, it was a good deal all around. Plus he also threw in a Hot Wheels freebee for my son, so I plan to become a happy repeat customer!

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        • #5
          you did very well with those adds.

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          • #6
            Three quick adds... The Matchbox Ford Wagon from another collector, and the other two from a quick stop at the Mega-Mart. The Buick was the only Auto World on the pegs, likely because it was on a fairly mangled card.

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            Mangled card? No problem! The DLM is alive and well...

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            Looks fine to me! I also appreciate how you can put an Auto World car back in the little plastic molded piece and put it all safely into the box for storage.

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            • #7
              a very nice trio.

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              • #8
                Is that a two tone blue and brown paint scheme or a woody?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jedimario View Post
                  Is that a two tone blue and brown paint scheme or a woody?
                  I believe it's meant to be DI-NOC wood grain. It may be hard to see from the photo taken with my older phone. (Just one lens on the back, not 3.)

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                  • #10
                    A box from Beijing arrived with some of the "Lost Models of Yatming". When Rui started selling these years ago I ordered the Falcolns and Continental, but opted to leave the Packards. After seeing an actual '55 Packard at a car show, and Stangfreak's photos of the Yatming Caribbeans again, I made the purchase.

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                    Yup, I also bought the Yatming Chrysler 300. Hey, as long as I had the box coming from all that way, right?

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                    Rui is great to deal with, and I wrote at checkout about our first conversation years ago during the original sale. He wanted me to pass the word that he will be closing his oFas store again this month to focus on other ventures, so if anyone wants any of what he has left, this is a good time to check out the "sellerrui" listings. Rui also dropped a couple surprise bonus cars in the box, which were much appreciated!

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                    If you buy anything from Rui, mention LaneJB sent you at checkout... he appreciates the business.

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                    • #11
                      Your flea market is first class !!

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                      • #12
                        Liking that red Packard convertible. Some really nice finds.
                        "I am a Ford, not a Lincoln."

                        Gerald R. Ford

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                        • #13
                          that is a nice group of yats.

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                          • #14
                            Well, the final package from a Swifty's Sale has arrived... It comes from Pastor John (Thank you!) and includes a mix of old and new, starting with this Fast 111s classic. It goes with the other Faux Generals... because of what we all know is on the roof.

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                            For a car so adorned, you might expect a license plate from Georgia or South Carolina... instead we get...

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                            LOL! Next a blue Ford just like Mom used to drive (in stock form), and a VW in the same color as a weird former next-door neighbor once had.

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                            Another 5-pack refugee, and a Hot Wheels Peugeot in rare stock colors unadorned with the usual stripes and such.

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                            This Ford Transit Connect is really nicely done, and we can finally see all the work the designers did on the interior. When this model first came out as a NYC-style TaxiCab, it was impossible to see inside. Too bad, because there are so many details there.

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                            The exterior deco on this model is also very well done. The chrome ring/black center on the wheels is a nice design touch.

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                            • #15
                              that is a nice group of adds to your collection.

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