Found these at an antique shop in Gruene, TX

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  1. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    The ambulance is a Japanese tinplate toy:

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    And the Woody, I can't tell who made it:

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    If you zoom in on the ambi, you'll see it's $300....
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    So it's a few weeks later, and at the same place, there's this:

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    Just a titch under ten bucks
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    I really thought someone would comment on this.
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That looks like a good score. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    There's plenty for sale, but Speed Kings hardly were sold in Everett. I think I bought one, a GMC 'Screamin' Jimmy' cement mixer. Anyway, in this condition, it runs about $12-20, depending on who you buy it from.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    This is the mixer I had, except I didn't lose the grille...I lost the entire toy.
     
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    I had that one also.
     
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    We discovered a cool gift shop that we HAD to check out and I found this wagon model kit. I was surprised at the size of it. It was very tempting but I passed on it

    Is this a fairly common model?
     

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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    1/16 isn't too common. 1/25 or 1/24 is by far the most common scale for automobiles.

    I remember seeing a 57 Chevy in 1/16 scale when I was around 12 years old. I wanted it so bad :LOL:
    But I was traveling with family friends, so I didn't have the money and it wasn't like I could just come back after I mowed a few extra lawns..
     
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    1:18 is common for diecast. 1:16 is unusual in my experience.

    Matchbox Speed Kings had some great models. They had a shooting brake Corvette that was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I may have to buy another one.

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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    1/16th and 1/8th scale models are no longer made, IIRC, so it *can* be rare. In junior high, I got the 1/8th scale 1965 Corvette for my 12th birthday, and that was really cool to put together. I even gave it a 'fuzzy' interior.
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo "Everything that breaks starts with 'F.'"

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    That Speed King Vette and boat on trailer should be around the same scale as my Monaco wagon I bought recently.
     
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    Picked up another 1958 wagon - needs work!
     

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