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New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby Ian » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:41 pm

Hello everyone.

I am such an embarrasment to you I think, I started collecting about 3 years ago and buy lesney (mostly) because I loved those little cars as I grew up I the 70's, I just buy them because I still feel that warm feeling I had when a
I got a new car :)

I don't buy them boxed because I don't have much money so I hunt them out in charity shops and car boot sales and have about 5000-6000 now, various conditions and my keepers are obviously the best ones.

I started because I had been collecting/owning VW Beetles and vans mostly 1950's models which are fun to drive but are a pain to store. I initially concentrated on small VW's then moved onto model of German cars before giving in to all types of little cars. I know all about why it is to be a purest so I know that regular wheels, super fast and the super fast transition models have lovers and haters but my only real dislike is for cars that are based on models that not of real 'actual' cars, so I am not big on hot wheels or some of the Lesley mid 70's bizarre stuff.

I have decided my objective will be to collect good quality models and all the casting variations, but I won't be worrying about the boxes.

I have had some amazing luck this month finding a Jaffa mobile, several VW buses with fuel fillers, Wolsey with gold paint, a lot of the purple pontiacs etc for some odd reason lots just showed up? the most I spent on any of them was £1, Really nice finds.

I hope you won't mind me asking some uestions that might seem obvious to you here but I am very keen to get my collection into good order ready to pass it on to its next custodian.

Nice to meet you all, I have been a longtime watcher here and in Nicks page that lists all the variations.


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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:23 pm

Welcome to the forum Ian. You can ask any or as many questions you like no matter how silly they seem to you. We all have had to ask someone at some point in our hobbies and the product output of Lesney probably throws up more questions than most diecast brands, so don't hold back, ask away, we have some very informed members here who will do their best to give you an as accurate answer to the best of their knowledge.

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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby Tinman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:49 pm

Ian wrote:Hello everyone.

I am such an embarrasment to you I think,


Sorry Ian, that position is already taken. I'm the forums biggest embarrassment (and probably have been for years). :D

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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby motorman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:55 pm

Welcome Ian, you will enjoy it here. There are many members ready to answer any questions you may have so fire away!!

Sounds like you got some Superfast bargains, what condition are the #22 Pontiac GP’s in?
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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby Ian » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:54 pm

motorman wrote:Welcome Ian, you will enjoy it here. There are many members ready to answer any questions you may have so fire away!!

Sounds like you got some Superfast bargains, what condition are the #22 Pontiac GP’s in?


The Pontiacs vary one is very poor one is near perfect and the others somewhere between, I remember the first one I saw when Instarted collecting and I couldn't believe how beautiful it was, I love the red regular wheels version but the purple superfast one is stunning.
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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Hi Ian.

Can you try and post some pictures. From a coputer this is pretty easy but from a smart phone I don't know, might be a bit fiddly. Don't wory if your first pictures are huge when on the forum, we have the technology to resize etc after posting, so see what you can do.

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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby Ian » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:07 pm

Hello Ghosthunter

I will workout how to add some photographs, I am a bit of a technophobe so bare with me. I know how to add them on FB so I will give it a go over the weekend.
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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby motorman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:34 pm

Some images of the Superfasts you picked up would be nice. The Pontiac GP is one of my favourite SF’s.
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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby misterpop » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:18 am

Welcome Ian from Ian......Have a good look you will find something interesting in all depts . ;)
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Re: New here and hoping I will fit in?

Postby Ian » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:58 pm

Since I added this first topic I have visited loads but still can't workout how to add photos? I am technophobic which doesn't help.
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