Diecast Collector - October 2023

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Over 70 new releases along with in-depth vintage collecting features. Plus, all your regular favourites in the new October issue of Diecast Collector.

On Sale: 01/09/2023

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


News and events - What's happening in the world of diecast collecting.

Off the beaten track - Andrew Ralston investigates the more obscure models out there.

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 starts a new 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 ponders where model cars and birthday cakes collide.



What's New - Five pages of new model reviews. 

Model Spotlight - Stephen Paul Hardy assesses another new batch of popular models.

New from Oxford Diecast -Upcoming models due soon from the prolific manufacturer.



Concord: Flight of fancy? - 50 years on from its first flight to America, we look at its history and models.

Little EVA - No, not the 1960s music favourite... but something else that went with a loud bang! David Busfield investigates.

It’s big, beefy and Berliet 725 - John Morris discovers an all-terrain French Dinky classic.

Like father, like son - Francisco Mota went down memory lane in search of 1/43 replicas of his father’s cars.

Hot Wheels Colour Shifters - Mike Pigott continues his series on superhero models with a look at some colour-changing hero cars from Hot Wheels.

East Kent Buses - Revisiting the past with a look at the East Kent bus fleet.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - David Lynn looks at scale models of the instantly recognisable American classic.

PC Pinkerton - Mike Pigott looks at Ertl’s model based on a little-known British children’s television cartoon.


Auction news - Highlights around the auction rooms and online this month.

Online results - We help you to value your collection.

Price Guide - Value your collection with auction results from around the country.

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