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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks - not unaffordable...! Must keep an eye out.

For you, maybe... the Australian dollar has just plunged out of sight so I won't be bidding for a while.


Piers

I would have thought that postage to Australia would be cost prohibitive for these items anyway.

Would you be talking £20.00 plus for a single item?


Yes, that too - although it depends on the seller.
Royal Post is extraordinarily expensive for casual users such as ebay sellers.

I tend to buy books from Book Depository instead of Amazon - same company, slightly higher ticket prices but free worldwide shipping. It's often worth comparing and including shipping to get the best deal. (Amazon.co.uk had free shipping to Australia for a couple of years to get us all converted into committed customers but as soon as they stopped that, it became uneconomical).

Oddly, I just bought some shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt and the shipping was only $13 for a massive box sent from the UK.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
MikeR wrote:
dissolute wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
Thanks - not unaffordable...! Must keep an eye out.

For you, maybe... the Australian dollar has just plunged out of sight so I won't be bidding for a while.


Piers

I would have thought that postage to Australia would be cost prohibitive for these items anyway.

Would you be talking £20.00 plus for a single item?


Yes, that too - although it depends on the seller.
Royal Post is extraordinarily expensive for casual users such as ebay sellers.

I tend to buy books from Book Depository instead of Amazon - same company, slightly higher ticket prices but free worldwide shipping. It's often worth comparing and including shipping to get the best deal. (Amazon.co.uk had free shipping to Australia for a couple of years to get us all converted into committed customers but as soon as they stopped that, it became uneconomical).

Oddly, I just bought some shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt and the shipping was only $13 for a massive box sent from the UK.


That's not too bad, you could be the proud owner of a Tara King Lotus Europa (in miniature of course) after all.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Code 3 car from Dead Manís Treasure has gone up on ebay, a Sunbeam Alpine. The previous ones from the last couple of weeks have brought bids between £60.00 and £72.00 each.

In the latest batch to appear thereís Taraís red Lotus Europa, not to mention various vehicles from the sixties TV series Route 66 and the early seventies series, It Takes a Thief, which personally I could never get into.

Then thereís the Goldfinger diorama with damaged Aston Martin, plus Martyís red Mini from the original Randall and Hopkirk, though as I remember it was Jeannie Hopkirk who usually drove it, although occasionally Jeff Randall also drove it.

Further to this there are a couple of vehicles associated with French films starring John Paul Belmondo, who as far as I can tell did most of his own driving stunts in the car chases in these films. Iím not really familiar with his work, except when he arrived at the conclusion of Charles K Feldmanís Casino Royale and has to consult his phrase book to talk to David Niven, ďThe French have arrived.Ē

Also there's Bodie's white Triumph Dolomite Sprint from the first season of The Professionals.

From the earlier batch of die casts, The Saint Volvo has now reached a bid of £128.00!

















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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of those cars from Dead Man's Treasure are a bit of a long shot, they're hardly cars you associate with the show at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some of those cars from Dead Man's Treasure are a bit of a long shot, they're hardly cars you associate with the show at all.


Piers

I completely agree with your statement there regarding the Dead Manís Treasure cars, which have a tenuous link to The Avengers. However, these items keep selling and I assume it is Avengers enthusiasts who buy them. Besides a Range Rover from The Persuaders!, The Avengers is the only TV series that he does this for, as all the other vehicles associated with a series are those driven regularly by the main characters.

The Avengers and The New Avengers appear to be his best selling items. The James Bond vehicles he did sold well, but there already are quite a lot of standard Corgi Bond die casts around and as such the Code 3 (altered to Bond from standard models) market seems restricted. As mentioned in a previous posting The Saint Volvo sold for a three figure sum and one of the Columbo Peugeotís went for a staggering bid of £215.00!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are quite a number of cult TV model car collectables on ebay again including some associated with The Avengers.

The PURRR van from The Hidden Tiger with bids currently standing at £77.00.

Emmaís silver Lotus Elan still at the reserve price of £39.99.

Another Dead Manís Treasure car a red MGA, currently standing at £60.00.

Another Dead Manís Treasure car a green Triumph Spitfire, currently standing at £77.00.

Another Dead Manís Treasure car, Carl and Alexís red E-Type Jaguar, still at its reserve price of £39.99.

Purdeyís MGB from The New Avengers, at the reserve of £39.99.

The Triumph 200 that Steed borrowed as seen in the episode They Keep Killing Steed, again at the reserve price of £39.99.

Taraís red Lotus Europa, yes you guessed it - £39.99

Not to mention Annabelle Hurstís Lancia from Department S and a large American Ford Thunderbird from The Invaders TV series.



















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