||Principal, and highly motivated visionary of The Closeum; an ever-expanding role of developing sustainable, long-term, eclectic, miniature vehicle acquisition, cataloging, and strategic (water-proof) storage solutions.
Interested in Matchbox since 1966 or '67 when dad (1931-2009) presented the 70-B Ford Atkinson Grit Spreader. Regretfully, no original boxes survived. Still have all my original Matchbox and Hot Wheels collection (circa 1961-1972 era), plus dozens of 1:43 scale specimens (Corgi, Dinky, etc.), some 1:87 stuff (Herpa, Brekina, Wiking, Roco, etc.), and other 1:64 scale models (Siku, Husky, Impy, Majorette, Tomica, etc.), tinplate models (AHI, SSS, Bandai, Kovap, etc.), Schuco (various scales), 1:18 scale (CMC, Revell, Sun Star, etc.), original catalogs, storage cases, and more. Early exposure to Lesney products led to a serious bias toward European models.