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    Default My Matchbox collections

    Thought you guys might recognize these. These are some of my childhood collections that I cherished. Isn't it cool? :)
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    Nice collection!!!

    I have dale earnhardt diecast collection... its good to see someone else's diecast collection
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    When I was a kid we could not afford Hot Wheels but had Matchbox's.

    Nice collection, especially the bikes.
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    Nice collection. I had LOTS of matchbox's; every time my grandma came visit she brought 1 or 2. I always regret not keeping them.
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    I still have some of my Matchbox cars in the garage. When I was a kid, no one told me that toys can be "collectible" and "valuable" someday, therefore, some of them are quite "banged up".

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    yes items can be valuable but hard to sell due to economy
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    I have 65 Franklin/Danbury Mint/CMC diecast cars in a display case my living room.
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    i think i might have some matchbox collections somewhere in box...

    dont mean threadjack, speaking of 1:64 collection :D



    i have over 4,000 diecast cars stored in boxes
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    np Caligula, those are very nice collection!!
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    I dug up a green 67 Cuda redline out of my flowerbed. Does that count as a collection?;)

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    heres 1:24 scale


    there are more 1:64 1:32 1:43 1:24 and 1:18 scale diecast cars in boxes as well.
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    Nice collections guys. I remember driving mine around in the dirt destroying them, wish I would have kept up with mine. I had a ton of Hotwheels and Tonka toys.
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    I started collecting Matchbox and Hotwheels again about 12 years ago. All the ones I had as a kid I blew up with firecrackers. Seemed like a fun thing to do at the time. :o

    I remember now my Tonka and Buddy L trucks. Wish I still had them. Who knows what they might be worth today. They just don't make stuff like that anymore.
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    NO Hess truck owners here?
    I started my collection in 1993.
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    Wow Caligula, your collection rivals mine! Got about 60 cars 1/24 scale. mostly dale jr, senior and petty cars.(a few Gordon cars) a lot of them are sighed. All action or m/A. hmm, haven't bought one since I joined cp
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    Nice collections polkatese & caligula.....What year/years are those matchbox's from polk ???

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    sample of my 1/24 collection...
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    fossy, these were from Matchbox Catalogs from 1969 to 1975. Each year Matchbox has 75 models issued. I believe I have about 90% complete for 1969, 100% for 1970, 100% for 1971, and the remainder years were about 40 to 60 percents.
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    I dig the Polkatese collection but the Earnhardt/Nascar is not my cup of whiskey, tea or wine.

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    I missed those innocent years...no internet, no MTV, no Britney spreading eagle.
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    polkatese why did you have to go there (your op). I had many of those posted and then some. Didn't keep the boxes but kept them all in pretty good shape till I out grew them. Passed them on to my nephew and he destroyed them all in about a year. Makes me sick now every time I think about it, or someone like you reminds me;)

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    apphd, it is not too late to start over, you know. It's just going to cost you pretty penny...:)

    I know exactly what you meant. There are other Matchbox stuff that I had, that were destroyed over the years: the pop-up gas station, motorized race rail, etc. etc. sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polkatese View Post
    fossy, these were from Matchbox Catalogs from 1969 to 1975. Each year Matchbox has 75 models issued. I believe I have about 90% complete for 1969, 100% for 1970, 100% for 1971, and the remainder years were about 40 to 60 percents.
    Very nice collection.It's great that you have kept them through the years. How in the heck have you kept the boxes in such great condition ???

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    Thanks, fossy, these were sitting in a box, untouched since 1977.
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