Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Carlisle, PA Roundup of 'USED' Diecast Bliss




The Motherload...for around $75-80!


Every year I make my annual trip to Carlisle, PA for the Fall Carlisle Auto Show. I have been going for the last 15 years or so. The show starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday but if you want to find little 3inch gems, than I suggest one attend on Thursday or Friday. I used to go on Saturdays and always bring home many goodies, but last year, I decided to attend on Thursday and take the day off from work. The amount of Diecast available on Thursday compared to Saturday is quite significant in terms of 'quality'. So this year I went on a Thursday again. It takes me around 1 3/4 hours to get there from Leesburg, VA but it is a beautiful drive where the roads are lined with farms and open fields.

I do not go to buy new diecast, I go to purchase 'used' and thoroughly loved items to restore by repainting etc. However, sometimes I came across cool stuff that looks to good to pass on for the price. Nothing here cost more than $.72. Most of the Matchbox were 7 for $5. I picked up many for 5 for $1, 2 for $1 and 3 for a $1.You just can not beat it. I went through the majorettes and about half of them had variations that I did not have. I still need to go through the Matchbox and check them as well for variations...I am pretty sure the Red Jeep CJ with the black interior is one I do not have:

 I picked up:

Matchbox
Hot Wheels
Welly
Majorette
Yatming
Zee
Playart
Kidco
Ertl
Tomica
Realtoy
Jada
Motormax

Now..let's get down to the pics. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Majorette

HWs, Yatming, Corgi, Jada and Motormax

Tomica

Ertl and Realtoy

Welly, Zee, HWs, etc

Playart, Tomica, Kidco

Matchbox

Matchbox

Matchbox

Matchbox

I hope you enjoyed the story...

Cheers,
Jeff (94SS)

1 comment:

  1. I have got to get ther one day! Great Stuff! HWJOE

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