Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Colossal Die-Cast Collection - The Auction

Hey guys - I think it’s time. Time to sell some Die-cast cars. So here’s what I am going to do:


I’m going to do a silent style auction for each box as they are right now and I’ll set up an email address so that anyone that wants to bid on a box can do so privately.

The downside is that I, unfortunately, did not take notes as to which boxes the cars I kept were taken from. I also did not mark the numbers of each box! Next time I inherit a gigantic collection of die-cast cars though, I’ll know better!! But, determining which number each box is doable, so, don’t let that worry you. Thankfully, as far as which cars were taken from which boxes, with the exceptions of the Plymouth Dusters, Saabs, and a handful of others, most of the cars were duplicates.


Anyway, at the bottom I will post links to each box again so that you can browse again to find the ones you would like to bid on. Here are my rules and limitations (for now)

1) I would like to limit bidding to those living in the continental USA or southern Canada. The reason for this is the same as when I posted about the collection as a whole. Shipping everything is going to be very expensive, and, if the overall costs aren’t much different, I’d rather take a few days and make an adventure out of it. *


2) You can bid on as many or as few boxes as you want, but will be responsible for payment for all of the boxes you win. Email your bids to colossaldiecastauction at gmail. Please include the box number, bid amount, and your location (city and state or province is sufficient for now). If you are bidding on more than one, please have one line for each box and bid. **, ***

3) I haven’t fully thought through the payment process, but, check and or paypal would be most likely.


4) I’ll leave the bidding open for two weeks to hopefully give everyone enough time to go through everything.

5) Bidding will be open to anyone inside or outside the group, so, feel free to share with any facebook groups, etc.


6) Once completed, I will need to work with my employer for the time off needed for deliveries and create an approximate schedule. I’ll pass that schedule along to everyone ahead of time so that adjustments/arrangements can be made!

6) I have no doubt there are rules that should be put in place that I haven’t - but I’ve never done anything like this before, so, if you can think of anything, comment below!


*I estimated that shipping this collection as a whole was going to cost somewhere around $2k, and transporting it to most anywhere in the country would cost about the same. Obviously, while I am not trying to be greedy and make a fortune off of the collection, the costs of getting it to you guys would need to be covered (not from each of you btw, just overall). If that can’t happen, the auction would be cancelled and I would seek alternative options.

**I will do my best to keep all personal information and whose bid on what, etc. private.


***While I will still not share names/screennames/etc., if you want me to let you know if you’ve been outbid, put a note in your bid email. I will tell you if you get outbid and by how much, but, not by whom.

Here are each of the boxes again to refresh your memories (and mine!).

Thank you all very very much and happy bidding!

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 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.

****There are five cars not listed above that were set aside: A black unboxed RS6 Avant, a boxed yellow Ferrari 458, a boxed HW Cobra, a boxed Matchbox E-type in light blue, and an unboxed HW GT40.

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