A treasure trove of collectables
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.