Monday, October 8, 2012

Germany 2012 Part 3 - My Hauls

Just to share with you guys on the cars I have purchased from shops and flea markets. I hope you guys don't send me email asking on prices I am letting go. I hope you understand that I am a collector and not a trader, sometimes I find it an insult when I receive such emails because I didn't have the intention to let go of my collection. As I wanted to do a prompt update, I didn't really do a good job on the photos. My bad and apologies. Here are some finds in various flea market, Goodies Old Toys, Dream Car and from my friend, Kay.

This is a little of a surprise because it's hard to find a Tomica in any flea market in Hamburg. I almost buy out the Tomica from Wolfgang this time. I didn't own all these Tomica as slightly more than half of them are for a friend. Thanks for the photos I have taken last year which allows him to pick the cars that he need.

Most of these are either from Kay or the flea market. It's not difficult to find a Matchbox in flea market and it's not easy to find a mint one too. I am not so much into Matchbox with exception of certain cars. My favourite from this lot should be the horse truck.

After my visits to Germany, I have grown more towards Siku especially the older ones. I have also started buying more current release. I am glad that I have found a Saab 9000 since not many toy makers made this car.

Majorette are also popular in Germany. I exclaimed when I saw some really old ones in Wolfgang's shop. The best find among them should be the Citroen DS. I been looking for this one for quite some time.

Corgi & Husky:
I am surprised that I bought quite a fair bit of Corgi as they are also not in my "A" list. I have to say I really like Husky a lot like the red Ferrari in the foreground. Best buy should be the Corgi VW Bug Motor School car. It is badly beaten up with one missing front tyre but the wheels still steer. What can you ask for when you pay only 0.50 cents for it?

A surprise find in "Dream Car". I was introduced by JK on these metal Herpa when I was presented with a ADAC BMW few months ago. These are failed products of Herpa but I buy them all since they are not too expensive. Who knows, their value might appreciate one day.

I was hoping for more Playarts but I am very content with this lot since some of them are rather hard to find. The Volvo 340 might be one of the more expensive Playart I have paid for but it's rare so it's a fair price.

Mira Mira on the wall, who is the fairest of them all. I would say Seat since I bought 3 of them.

Hot Wheels:
Honestly, I am not a fan of HW but I cannot say no to a Mercedes and an old Renault 5. They cost less than an Euro so I don't take much time to pick them.

This is a brand which I never have good success rate. A beaten up Schuco is pretty hard to find, not to mention a mint piece. I guess I will have to get them in Japan as they have more Schuco than Germany. 

MISC Brands:
Anyone want to make a wild guess? All are of different brands and I don't even know some of them.

This is the cream of the crop among my finds. I regretted not buying a Mercedes last year from Wolfgang as I saw he had many then. One of the nicest Mercedes in my collection now.

Newer Diecast Hauls:

These are approximately 1/43, pull back motorized and with a siren. I was attracted by the American patrol car but I like the siren on the German patrol car so I bought both. These are consider good buys because these are based on Carrera slot cars but are 3 times cheaper. I really feel like releasing them from the card.

I cannot resist after seeing all the Busch, Wiking, Herpa in departmental stores. I bought the little people eventually although they are not cheap. Considering that they are hand painted, it's worth paying for effort.

Mix of Hotwheels, Majorette, Siku, Matchbox. Half of them are bought from a collector shop and was offered to me at a good price. I can't carry the whole lot back so maybe I will go back to the same shop again. See you next year Germany.


  1. Wow, what a lot you have purchased,

    I also buy many cars in flea markets, it is certainly difficult to find decent cars there, but if you do, you get them very cheap!

    I have most of the cars your are showing there, although there are some I envy quite a lot! :P

    One question: those stickers with numbers are the prices?

    And then a couple of "remarks"...
    Mira's are not Fiat, are Seat :)
    and among the cars you fail to recognise, I can see a Penny Ferrari F1, and a green Efsi Van.
    The Range Rover shares its cast with some Guiloy's from the beginning of the 90s, although yours is better done, and the Mini Cooper could be a Zylmex, but this is only a guess.

    I could recommend you a couple of entries in my blog if you allow me, I wrote about Penny (with many pictures) and also (shortly) about Efsi and Zylmex.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sorry....made a mistake on the Mira...they are Seat indeed. Will do a correction later. Actually the misc brands, I know all with exception of the brown Fairlady and the green Mini because they are no name on the base.

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