Various items from unreported hunts from the last couple of months, or so...
The Fitty Sent Hawl: I asked the flea vendor how much for the Hummer and he said to make him an offer. “Fifty Cents,” says I. He wanted more but he gave in, we started talking about diecast, and he just starts digging around and tossing random cars to me.
Free with the Fleer Hummer.
He said they ran a few stores as well, so I went to visit one after flea time was over There I found a bag of Tootsietoys, Marx, and a few other brands of cars in the tootsie style. The poor Cougar had the roof crushed in already. I don’t think zamac can be coaxed back into shape, so that’s too bad.
There were some cool things in the bag, but I know next to nothing about Tootsietoys and their ilk. Does anyone here collect them, or know any good websites for information?
The Hertz Box Truck is unmarked, as is the little green/orange Dumper. Some of these are very common, but the two purple ones are new to me. The upper one might be an ElDorado, and the other is a 5 window coupe of unknown make. I believe that 5 window is my favorite from the whole bag.
A few larger ones too. The old red convertible with the stove in rear end is my favorite from this group. It will decorate a shelf when my house is in order.
Majorette ZR-1 Corvette, mint on good card, and Ertl Corvette, a no name open wheel race car with those Majorette style wheels I like so much, and a Darda Porsche Boxster. The Porsche is missing the windshield, but looks almost un-played with otherwise.
‘83 Corvette (really?), from the Ertl 1:64 Replica Series.
I wondered why the license plate says 12-24?
It was the base that intrigued me even more. This is #1654G stamped in the middle of the base, with 30 A in a circle further back. I couldn’t find too much in a cursory search, but I’m glad I picked it up. Turns out I have a Firebird from the series already.
Last but not least, I found another transparent Porsche 930 pull back toy:
I’ll have to find the other one and take some trick photos. I also found out, since the first one, that these are made by a company called Toyard, and some people are
funding retirement optimistic on the bay.
More to follow...