Well, guys - it happened! I found a buyer for the whole collection (save for a few more cars I saved for myself and someone I had forgotten to grab a couple cars for). Here’s the amazing part, they were less than 2 hours away.

Here’s the downside, he’s a collector/dealer. So, while I found someone to buy the whole thing, I’m certain the collection will not remain whole. It’s unfortunate, but, the chances that that was going to happen anyway basically zero.

I had nearly given up and was about to start taking pictures of them again in groups or as individual cars for auction. I’m sure that, in the end, that would have gained me a larger return, but the convenience won out.

The buyer did tell me that I am welcome to share his contact information if you guys have any specific cars/groups of cars that you want! His business is Rutland Collectibles in Rutland, VT and his name is Chris King. If you have interest in anything, he can be reached at vtcollectibles@aol.com (or 802-747-3344)

I should also note that the contents of box 46 (save for a few of the Deloreans) was donated to a childrens hospital in Missouri!

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In time I will post again with some more details on the cars that I kept for myself - so, it may be a little while before you hear from me again, but, I won’t disappear entirely!

I wanted to take one more opportunity to thank the LaLD community for all your patience through all of this, your expertise, opinions, advice, and the neat little tid-bits of information!

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Thank you.
Bill

Just so you don’t have to go back and find old posts if you don’t want to:

Box 117 - The End.

Box 116 - Not Long Now

Box 115 - Tomica, That’s What it Was!

Box 114 - Ursa Major-ette

Box 113 - TV Land’s Best

Box 112 - All About the 1/4 Mile

Box 111 - NASCAR CRASHCAR

Box 110 - Sonata in E Major-ette

Box 109 - A-van-t Garde

Box 108 - Xyzal...Or Something Like That...

Box 107 - Final Fantasy

Box 106 - Yes.

Box 105 - Lesney of the Highest Order

Box 104 - The Queen’s Corgis

Box 103 - Who Doesn’t Love the 70's?

Box 102 - Ice Table Truckers

Box 101 - Oldies But Goodies

Box 100 - Honda Bro!

Box 99 - Saving Private Ryan(‘s Tank)

Box 98 - Just a Couple Cars

Box 97 - Road Champs or Racing Champions?

Box 96 - Playarts and Crafts

Box 95 - Lesney is Moreney

Box 94 - Karate Kidco!

Box 93 - Yes, Majorette

Box 92 - Friend the Police

Box 91 - Rescue Dogs

Box 90 - Pontiac Fo’ Life

Box 89 - Yatming Vase

Box 88 - Lesney In Da House

Box 87 - Vantasia on Ice

Box 86 - Yatming Galore

Box 85 - Johnny Lightning Be Good

Box 84- Classic Huksy Stuff

Box 83 - Vantastic!

Box 82 - Those Big Totes Were Heavy!

Box 81 - Still doin’ it.

Box 80 - Line Up!

Box 79 - Unbox All The Cars!

Box 78 -Peak Weirdness

Box 77 - It’s Getting Weird...

Box 76 - The Die-Cast Salvage Yard

Box 75 - Romeo and HW

Box 74 - Of Course it’s HW!

Box 73 - The World of DSM

Box 72 - Mix ‘n Match

Box 71 - Back Again!

Box 70 - Match in the Box

Box 69 - Always with the HW

Box 68 - A Hidden Box of Matchbox

Box 67 - Even More HW!

Box 66 - Let the HW Times Roll....some more.

Box 65 - HW is forever.

Box 64 - HW, HW, Get Your HW Here!

Box 63 - Are We There Yet?

Box 62 - The Energizer of Die-Cast

Box 61 - The HW are upon us.

Box 60 - Some HW, Some Not

Box 59 - More HW? Who Would’ve Guessed?

Box 58 - Not HW!!

Box 57 - HW and friends

Box 56 - The HW Saga

Box 55 - Switched to Colossal

Box 54 - It Keeps Going and Going

Box 53 - Hotter than Wheels

Box 52 - Hot Wheels Tamale!

Box 51 - The More HW The Merrier

Box 50 - The Return to HW

Box 49 - Majorette - Wife of the Major!

Box 48 - Matchbox-ho!

Box 47 - Hot in Wheels

Box 46 - Some Like it Hot Hot Hot Wheels

Box 45 - Hot Wheels Extravaganza

Box 44 - Hot Wheels are Hot

Box 43 - Bad Boys 3

Box 42 - Fire in the Hole!

Box 41 - In the back of the Benzie...

Box 40 - Stop, Drop, and Roll

Box 39 -Flippin’ Old Rebuilt Dodge

Box 38 - Free Candy!

Box 37 -Major Pain

Box 36 - Trash Talk and Towing the Line

Box 35 - Found off Road Dead

Box 34 - Goodies!!

Box 33 - Back in my day.

Box 32 - Convoy!

Box 31 - A splash of Lesney

Box 30 - Defunct is the New Cool

Box 29 - The Gas Man Cometh

Box 28 - Trailrated

Box 27 - On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Box 26 - Goodies Galore

Box 25 - $#&@ the Police

Box 24 - The Major is Back!

Box 23 - The Big Dawgs

Box 22 - WTF, Dawg?

Box 21 -Eclectic is the best lectic

Box 20 - Still More Lesney

Box 19 - Just a Couple Cars

Box 18 - Built Chevy Tough

Box 17 - Complete Construction

Box 16 - More Lesney Please!

Box 15 - Major Majorette

Box 14 - Holy Happy Meals, Batman!

Box 13 - More Hot Wheels

Box 12 - WTF are these??

Box 11 - Home of the Big Mac

Box 10 - Hot Wheels - Circa 2008

Box 9 - Siku, sucker!

Box 8 - Maisto, Maestro!

Box 7 - A Bunch of Stuff

Box 6 - Down on the Farm

Box 5 - Boxes of Tomica

Box 4 - Johnny Lightning in a Box

Box 3 - Scratching the Hot Wheels Surface

Box 2 - Alot of Jeeps

Box 1 - The entire Fire Department

And another refresher on the few hundred cars that were set aside:****

Cars I Kept - 8 - Thine Own Goodies

Cars I Kept - 7 - My Wife is Great

Cars I Kept - 6 - Family is Forever

Cars I Kept - 5 - Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Cars I Kept - 4 - Work, work, work...

Cars I Kept - 3 - Who’s the Boss?

Cars I Kept - 2 - Father Knows Best

Cars I Kept - 1 - Come at me, bro.