SWhat's Your Latest Acquisition?

Over at the Hornby Forum and the Airfix Forum, we have threads called 'What's Your Latest Acquisition?'. I thought it would be a good idea to post one over here, on the Corgi Forum, we diecast model fans can share about our latest Corgi diecast model purchase or buy another manufactuer, producing similar products.

 

My latest acquisition is:

 

x1 Corgi Hauliers of Renown CC99203 Edward Stobart 1954-2011 Commemorative Set

 

GNR-Gordon-4

 

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Andrew_D

207 posts

There's unfortunately not as much traffic on this forum as over at Hornby or Airfix, so don't be surprised if replies are slow in coming...

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As for myself, as a Vanguards collector, my most recent purchase is one I have half-heartedly chasing for a while, the Ford Zephyr 6 Mk.3 in Goodwood Green. Although Corgi / Lledo made 5,000 of these back in the year 2000, for some reason in the next decade their resale value was unusually high, with mint models changing hands at around £30 or so. I have come close to forking out nearly that much on occasions, but fortunately I finally got a mint one for a fair bit less.

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Patience wins!

 

Lledo83

58 posts

My latest is a Yellow Coach 24 years old #98460 issued the first year the casting was made ,variant from the production model .

Smithy15

77 posts

The Ford Zephyr in Goodwood Green used to change hands for around £80 - £100 in the day, values have dropped considerably now.  There was never a reason behind the models scarity and difficultly in locating at the time considering 5000 were made - I think far fewer were put into the market in the truth be told.

Similar theory behind the Triumph Stag Magenta model - 1000 made but every single one I have seen or for sale has never had a certificate number above 500, many model shops either got less than they requested or none at all - coincidence or a marketting method by Corgi to artificially inflate model values.....

Andrew_D

207 posts

@Smithy15

The Ford Zephyr in Goodwood Green used to change hands for around £80 - £100 in the day, values have dropped considerably now.  There was never a reason behind the models scarity and difficultly in locating at the time considering 5000 were made - I think far fewer were put into the market in the truth be told.

Similar theory behind the Triumph Stag Magenta model - 1000 made but every single one I have seen or for sale has never had a certificate number above 500, many model shops either got less than they requested or none at all - coincidence or a marketting method by Corgi to artificially inflate model values.....

It's almost random how some older Vanguards models take off in terms of value. I have been watching the market for a Triumph TR5 (VA11506) which seldom gets offered for under £50. There are also certain Talbot Sunbeam and Peugeot 205 models that command surprising premiums, plus of course there is the "Ford scene tax" which affects any Ford model, apart from police models!

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I was fortunate to pre-order the purple Stag through a supplier, so got it at RRP - cert. number 52.

 

Andrew_D, Lledo83 and Smithy15, thank you all for your replies. I knew any replies wpould be slow coming in. I was not sure how slow they would be, or if I would get any replies at all! Laughing

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

Lledo83

58 posts

People have asked in other Corgi forum post for lists of models that have been produced and don't get answers .

The diecast world tend to keep information on what they acquire to themselves ,after spending 20 years looking for rare or variations to complete collections to post on a forum telling the world what they have found goes against the grain.

I put my post on to see if someone would ask for a picture as this is now on the internet forever( I will not )

 

As AndrewD points out some model prices go through the roof while others you cannot give away ,speculators 

Push up prices.

So diecast model collectors are different to model railway and kit building collectors, who like to post about their new purchases. I thought this post might grab some inerest on this forum, which new posts appear to be very rare, on the Corgi Forum.

 

GNR-Gordon-4

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017; Living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

David Lynn

130 posts

Mine is also the purple Stag (certificate number in the 130s), found unexpectedly in a giftshop in a Perthshire village - owner stocks Vanguards and Oxford new releases as a sideline to his main business of tourist souvenirs - he only orders one of each, so there's no box of other examples in the back. Which is interesting as 2 specialised model shops in Scottish Central Belt received none of these purple Stags at all against their orders.

 

A couple of odd quirks - when originally announced in Dec 2015 list for March 2016 launch, the Stag was shown with UEC 603M plates in the advance picture, which seems to be a fake unused combination. It was almost immediately cancelled, with gossip at the time that Corgi did not have licencing permission to use the Triumph name, as a planned red TR250 (TR5 version) disappeared at the same time. This has obviously now been resolved, enabling as well the Monmouthshire Police Herald 1200 panda car.

 

Its Second Coming now has MVF 604M plates, which seems a genuine match from Corgi's blurb about the particular example and some traceable plate info, although many plate sites are blank. Also it arrived unexpectedly a couple of months early without any particular fanfare - it was due (I think) in May. Early Vanguards arrivals are rarer than unicorns, so its premature appearance may have caught most folk by surprise. The Herald was also a month or two ahead of its predicted release date, so there's a few mice loose in the machinery.

Can't beat Hattons for your models, cheaper than buying from C orgi, I had no problems getting 2 purple Stag models. 

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