A trea­sure trove of col­lecta­bles

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WHETHER it’s teddy bears, fig­urines, spoons or stubby cool­ers, col­lec­tors will find some­thing they like among the Col­lecta­bles pages of

Die-cast, scale model cars in par­tic­u­lar are pop­u­lar and range from limited edi­tion mod­els to pre-loved Match­box cars and trucks.

Terry Myles from Car and Bear Col­lecta­bles in Greenslopes is no stranger to col­lec­tion devo­tees.

Car and Bear Col­lecta­bles sells limited edi­tion cars of all shapes and sizes.

“We have the diehard col­lec­tors who love to own V8 race car mod­els or par­tic­u­lar makes such as Hold­ens, Fords or Valiants,” Mr Myles said.

“ Then there are peo­ple look­ing for cars that their fa­thers and grand­fa­thers drove who want to give a spe­cial me­mory gift to their relatives or to keep for them­selves.

“We also have chil­dren com­ing into the store who like col­lect­ing our Match­box cars while many women are big col­lec­tors, too.”

Re­gard­less of the age or gen­der of col­lec­tors, Mr Myles said they all had one thing in com­mon.

“ These peo­ple all want to live a dream and hold onto spe­cial mem­o­ries,” he said.

“ If they can’t own a full-size, limited edi­tion car them­selves, buy­ing one of our cars is the next best thing.” Other pop­u­lar col­lecta­bles in

in­clude Amer­i­can car num­ber plates, which can be picked up from as lit­tle as $ 10.

Fans of 1950s and 1960s retro re­vival will also love brown and orange can­is­ters for $45, orig­i­nal Sun­beam Mix­mas­ters for $25, or back is­sues of for $50.

A framed limited edi­tion print de­pict­ing Sir Don­ald Brad­man at the crease in three poses is a must for cricket en­thu­si­asts at $175.

Chess buffs can pick up a soap­stone chess set hand carved in Africa for $200, while porce­lain doll col­lec­tors will find a plethora of toys from $60.

afi­ciona­dos are well catered for with ev­ery­thing from posters and bill­boards avail­able along with mini busts of Stormtroop­ers, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Luke Sky­walker.

Ta­zos, old video games, food pack­ag­ing, nov­els, promo dis­plays and model kits are also up for grabs.

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