Diecast Collector - December 2023

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Travelling in style with the Matchbox No.21 Luxury Coach. Plus all your regular favourites in the new December issue of Diecast Collector.

On Sale: 01/11/2023

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Inside the December issue of Diecast Collector, we bring you:

News and events - What's happening in the world of diecast collecting. 
Toy Tales - Ed Karswell ponders the wonderful world of model collecting.
The Corgi Years - Rick Wilson continues his series of year-by-year articles from the beginning of the Corgi brand in 1956.
A-Z of Collecting - In which Alwyn Brice continues his series, leafing through the alphabet of diecasts.
Collecting by numbers - Charting the evolution of the Matchbox Superfast range during the Lesney years, from 1969 to 1982.
Top Vintage Dinky - DTCA Chairman, Michael Driver, picks another vintage favourite from Dinky...
Dear Editor - Your diecast-related questions shared.
ToyFair Times - News of upcoming events that you might want to put in your diary.
The last word - Brian Gower discovers that it's all about the preparation.

What's New - Six pages of new model reviews.
Model Spotlight - Stephen Paul Hardy assesses another new batch of popular models. 

Travelling in style - Paul Brent Adams remembers an icon of 1950s transport.
Commercially viable? - Where we consider some of the small commercial vehicles made by Corgi Toys in the 1950s and 1960s.
Morris J Van - David Busfield looks back at the origins, and many uses of, the popular commercial vehicle.
Fairylite Guy Warrior - Putting the spotlight on a model from a lesser-known toy manufacturer.
Simply Irresistible - Francisco Mota looks at Lancia Stratos models through the years. 
TV & Film – Garfield - Mike Pigott revisits everybody’s favourite fat-cat Garfield, as we look at the models produced by ESCI – CB Toys of Italy.
TV & Film - Super Snake - Mike Pigott continues his series on superhero models with a look at a pair of toys based on an Australian comic strip.
Air Mail - Brian Salter looks at how our mail made its way around the world.
Really tiny tanks - Paul Brent Adams looks at the Crescent British Cruiser tank. 
Desert Island Diecast - Dave Trower is this month’s castaway. 
Vintage emergency vehicles - Comparing early Dinky and Matchbox Ambulances and Corgi Police vehicles.

Auction news - Highlights around the auction rooms and online this month. 
Online results - We help you to put a value on your collection, with a look at recent online auction results. 
Price Guide - Value your collection with auction results from around the country. 

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