Collectibles: Searching for those Hard-to-Find Diecast Models

For collectors of any kind, there are always those items

that are much sought after, but nearly impossible to find.

If they’re lucky enough to finally locate them, the price

is often exorbitant or there are some other restrictions

which inhibit their ability to secure them. With a good

deal of patience and persistence, however, even the rarest

of these collectibles can be found and purchased without as

much difficulty as one might imagine. One simply needs to

know where to look.

In the past, people have been pretty much limited to

finding rare collectibles at auctions, estate sales and

flea markets. Today, much of the searching is done via the

internet. Diecast models of all sorts – including those

which are considered rare – can be located with the simple

click of the mouse on a major search engine.

Suppose, for a moment, that you’re interested in locating a

specific Formula One racecar diecast model. By going to

an online merchant that specializes in this type of model,

you’ll be able to choose from among a wide variety of rare

or hard-to-find models. An example of a site that would

carry such items is [http://www.f1models.biz]. If, on the other

hand, you’re more interested in finding rare diecast models

of airplanes from Corgi Aviation, you can visit

http://www.planecrazy.biz.

Should you happen to be looking for a diecast model that’s

considered to be extremely rare, you may have to find

specific companies or individuals that handle objects which

specialize in items that were produced in a very limited

number. If, for instance, you’re hoping to add a 1913

Collector’s Edition Ford Model T at a 1/16 scale to your

collection, you can find this extremely rare model at

[http://www.franklindanbury.com]. This is a very hard to find

diecast model, and they specialize in Franklin and Danbury

Mint cars. The price isn’t always listed, and you may have

to e-mail them for the pricing information, but some

collectors are willing to pay higher prices in order to

find that one special piece that would make their

collection complete.

Maritime enthusiasts who are looking for a diecast model of

the RMS Carmania – a very rare Tri-ang ship in 1/1200

scale – would find what they’re looking for at

http://www.rubylane.com. With a wide variety of models available,

you just may find something else that’s on your “love to

have” list. Based in the UK, it may require you to pay

extra in shipping, and the shipping time may be longer, but

will be well worth your while if you can’t find the

diecast model that you’ve been looking for anywhere else.

Regardless of what type of model you’re trying to find,

there’s always a way to find it through an internet search.

While auctions, flea markets and the other avenues are

still used by some, locating those hard-to-find models

online is faster and easier – and you may just get a great

deal that you wouldn’t have found in a brick and mortar

environment.