This is going out later than usual, April wasn’t a spectacular month for collecting diecast cars. I added 5 models to my collection, but two of these were doubles, so only three different cars. There is a very British theme as my additions were a Rolls Royce, a pair of Aston Martins and a couple of Mr Bean’s Minis. All 5 models were Matchbox.
I mentioned in previous blogposts that I was happy to see Matchbox on the pegs once again in Tbilisi after a 5 year absence. The selection is all from the same box – the 2020 W Case.
I picked up two models of the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, a beautiful sleek sports car finished in metallic dark green, befitting a British Sports Car.
I also picked up two Mr Bean Mini Coopers, one is for a fellow collector. Matchbox don’t often make TV related models (unlike Corgi or Hot Wheels).
The final model was an older Matchbox, made in England, the Yesteryear 1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. I’m generally more interested in the Matchbox 1-75 series, these were the models I grew up with, but a few of the Yesteryear models interest that me like this Rolls-Royce.
Totals: 5 Models: 5 Matchbox
4 Bought new, 1 bought second hand
Outlets: 1 Dry Bridge Market, 4 Pepela
Net expenditure: 61.60 Georgian lari ($17.83)
1 lari = 29 US cents