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68F100
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posted 01-12-2002 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How do you find out what die cast vehicles are worth?

I have some old Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars from when I was a kid. I also have some old Tonka and Ertl trucks. Recently, I've gotten a few more things to add to the collection. My sister got me a General Lee diecast for Christmas. I'm not very knowledgable on the specifics of the hobby so I don't know the scale from memory. It's about 8 inches long I guess. I also bought a couple of 67 Charger Hot Wheels last week. I had a 66, but I figured it was close enough. How do you find out what has been made? Like if I wanted to know if there was ever a die cast or model kit of a 68 F-100 short bed 2wd, how would I find out?

Like I said, I don't know much about it as a hobby, I just buy the models/die casts that I think are cool. It would be nice to know if any of my old stuff is valuable though.

Thanks

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Stangfan
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posted 01-12-2002 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stangfan   Click Here to Email Stangfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might try eBay. Go into their diecast section. There you will find each manufacturer listed as a link. Click and search. Sometimes even the most obscure diecasts are up for auction. This will give you an idea of their worth.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 01-12-2002 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hit Barnes & Noble Book Store, Waldon Books or use the Amazon.com link here on M&M and look for books on "Toys". There are several at B&N that cover Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. There are also books on die cast cars that are available.

Dave & Terri

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DidgeyTrucker
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posted 01-12-2002 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DidgeyTrucker   Click Here to Email DidgeyTrucker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Book stores are a good place to find collectible guides. And there are Toy Shows and swap meets and flea markets. Sometimes you'll find a bargain and sometimes the vendor is just too proud of his stuff.

Unfortunately there have never been any scale 67-72 F-100's. No, wait a minute! I think Matchbox did two back in the 60's. One was a red stepside with a camper shell and the other was a green wide bed with a clear canopy and four hunting dogs.

What Tonka trucks do you have? I collect the State Hi-Way Dept. trucks from 1956-1961.

Tracy

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mustangs68
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posted 01-13-2002 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a site for books..BUT PLEASE check and see if Amazon has them and use the link here at M&M as Steve will get a "kickback" to help fund the site.
Sam

http://collectics.com/bookstore_diecast.html

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scorpian
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posted 01-13-2002 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for scorpian   Click Here to Email scorpian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
let me know what ertl 1/18 cars you have and i can look em up buddy

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68F100
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posted 01-13-2002 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the tips everyone. I don't know any specifics on my Tonka and Ertl stuff. They have been boxed up for awhile. Maybe I'll get a chance to take em out soon. I know I have an old Tonka dump truck(all metal) and a Tonka pickup truck(it's black). I've got a green Ertl pickup with a matching livestock trailer. I have a semi with a (PET)? milk trailer and another bigger semi and trailer (HyVee Foods). I have some other stuff, but I'll have to dig it out to remember what.

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MLariviere
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posted 01-13-2002 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of the Hotwheels cars don't have much value,especially the newer ones. You have to look for the "Treasure Hunt" series,which have a green band on the right side,or the really odd Stickers{tampo's,as they're called} or the ones with mistakes. I have a 32 Hiboy with one wheel not chromed. The Johnny Lightning cars have a "White Lightning" series,where the wheels and undercarriage are all white. If you find these,BUY THEM. They go for upwards of $30 or more on Ebay!

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