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New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #1

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Hi, I'm a new member from BC Canada. Most of my collection is Lesney/Matchbox. I also collect Micro Models from Australia and New Zealand. Micros are quite hard to find these days, but I have managed to acquire some nice ones over the years like this Commer tanker and petrol pump. There are more pictures of my collection and information here for anybody interested in Micros.


 


Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #2

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Hi from Australia and welcome aboard the good ship Toy Collector.

Excellent link to the brief Goodwood Australia history and their Micro Models. Yes I had one or more of those especially the Commer Knocker. Unfortunately I haven't heard of the Micros era in New Zealand although I knew most of the Micro Model diecasting dies ended up over the trench into Kiwi Land.
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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #3

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A warm welcome from the UK, enjoy your your time on TC.
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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #4

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G'day and welcome


The history on your link doesn't mention the plastic series from Perth. The one of these I have is the Watsonia variety



I have a rather sad Kombi (as in your avatar) from childhood, only of value to me I think.



Last Edit: 8 years, 11 months ago by Dinkydi.

Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #5

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Welcome to TC and thank you for the great pic of the tanker. Expect to hear from Nobleco as he's up there in BC as well.
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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #6

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Hello and welcome.
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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #7

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Thanks for the welcome. Your Kombi still has value - A worse one sold at auction a few days ago for $50 AUD, but you can't put a price on childhood memories! As long as the casting is intact, the restorers love them. I added a little info on the WA plastic vans on my site. Thanks for taking a look.

Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #8

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Welcome from the Netherlands

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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #9

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Gidday Tacktic - welcome to our rollercoaster ride of collecting funstuff and vehicles.

just added a couple of Samba Combi's a couple of days ago.

Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #10

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New Zealand Micro model Holden Panel Van.



Vanguard Estate. Needs some paint.



Micro Trailer.



1956 Ford Customline.



OHV V8 Ford light truck in military matt green.



Won this lot in bulk bid eBay from Gippsland Vic Aust.



Bit of tidy up on the Humber Snipe.



Holden FJ with new coat of paint and a bit of straightening up.






Same with the Inter.

 

Jaguar Sports MK 120 repaired and painted in my favourite blue.







 
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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #11

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Nice pictures of some oldies but goodies Gunner. BTW there is a huge diecast auction coming up in Auckland in march including lots of Micros. Auction catalogue link here. Wish I could be there...

Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #12

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There were individual attempts to revive the name in the late 1970s and early 80s, I have two of these, a Beetle and a Kombi. I have taken a photo of the former but I will find the Kombi later and post a photo. As far as I know both of these were made in Sydney.



Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #13

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Those plastic kit types from Perth Australia although I purchased mine from Melbourne through the medium of eBay. I also purchased some replacement axles, wheel hubs and tyres although these differ some what to those originals.

Last Edit: 8 years, 11 months ago by GunnerJim.

Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #14

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These Crestas are some of my favorites. The Green one is an original Australian issue. The others are from New Zealand in mid seventies, including a Torro Micro with windows.


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Re: New Member and Micro Models collector 8 years, 11 months ago #15

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Funny as the other day I had seen one of these old vauxhalls sitting on the back of a tilt going somewhere. It is marvellous what some plastic does to the appearance to die-cast cars, instead of that empty shell symptoms.