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Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by Dana_McCann, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann
    I t came to my attention just the other day to sit down and catalog my collection with box numbers, colors, Maker, Make, Model Year, and amount paid, amount worth, and profit marigin between retail price and the price that I paid. I would like to ask the forum, has anyone besides myself have actually sat down and calculated how much (dinero) we have put into our hobby? Not to mention the time on ebay and the hours spent browsing for that one great deal, lets' say, on a 1/18 ferrari 275; which in my opinion, I paid waaay to much
     
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  3. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    That's funny, I was just on the phone with a girl from my insurance office.

    After review of my models books, and signed helments, etc. it came to me, I sure hope the guys steal my shi_ty Tvs and computers!!

    A fire, however, would wipe me out!

    There goes my Schumacher Tommy Hilfiger winter testing jacket with the inside cell phone pocket! I think I have three different years!
     
  4. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I'd guess twenty grand, between my die casts and books alone.

    What's my helment signed by Mario, Kenny Brack, Bobby Rahal, and Christiano
    worth?? I have a wing off my race kart signed by the same four!

    Oh, yea. Davey Jones, Lemans winner on the helment too!
     
  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I've got three 1:18 275s.
     
  6. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann
    I am sitting here in my office laughing my _SS off because I told my girlfriend this morning that I hope, if anyone breaks in they take the TV's and DVD players, if not I'm __cked. I've got 12K between Limited edition and Serigraph art and 4K on the cars. Man, great minds must think alike,because I wanted to get the cars, art, and Waterford Crystal insured. I keep having dreams of a fire. If that ever occured, I think I would be in a mental institution. I just sent money this morning to a guy in germany that sold me his Jouf 288 GTO Evvo for $40.00 and $20.00 shipping.
     
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  8. 360 Spyder

    360 Spyder Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2004
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    Heck, just thinking about the cost/value makes me sick and my wife pissed. She does not like how much I spend on my collection. However, in "regular" diecast alone...at least 10k. Add in my signed diecast...real scary thoughts there as some can not have a value placed on it. I have a ton of NASCAR stuff signed by Scott Riggs (Nextel Cup Rookie this year - #10 Valvoline and 2002 Busch Grand National Rookie of the Year - #10 Nesquik). He lives right up the road from me so it's easy to get stuff signed...or it was until he went into the Cup series. Now he's out testing a lot more and home less.
    Also, I have about 100 one-of-a-kind custom Ferrari's done by friends of mine for me. Those have no "retail" value as they are irreplaceable.
    Books and Magazines....I would not know where to start. Probably around 5k for those. Who knows for sure...
     
  9. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann
    Gentlemen , you have some very impressive collections to say the least. I think that the rest of our group is still sitting at home on their calculators trying to come up with the numbers. I too have to say that some of the models I bought for my son Xavier before he died of cancer back in October, with the sentimental value alone, is irreplacable. Our favorites : The Anson 328 GTS, and the Jouef 250 GT SWB
     
  10. DodgeViper01

    DodgeViper01 F1 Veteran

    Oct 1, 2003
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    Maybe around $2,000.00. Most of the models I collect are rarer and custom made ones. Usually most of my collection is always for sale but I think now I have just about everything I want and not many are for sale. I think I have about 75-100 models now.
     
  11. rr1973

    rr1973 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
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    1 Testarrossa Burago $20
    1 Ticket for F1 $350
    1 Dinner with your wife $100
    My Ferrari DieCast Collectio PRICELESS
     
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  13. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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  14. vince308

    vince308 Formula 3

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    800 model cars at 25 Euro each....

    Helmet signed by chinetti - gendebien - frere - andruet - bell - ickx .....

    3 F1 wheels + 1 : +/- 600 signed pictures.....at 10$ each.....

    Some other F1 parts

    Lithos : +/- 40 pieces

    an original 308GT4 + Mondial T

    and the rest, dont know how much to insure........
     
  15. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    In the words of James Glickenhaus, "...it's worth zero; 'cause i'll never sell it..."

    Monetarily, though, the numbers are nowhere near the numbers you folks have quoted... i just counted last night and i have 80 1:18s, 40 1:24s and close to 30 1:43s... i'm pushing 200 1:64s... Then, of course, i have an ENORMOUS literature collection, thanks to Gus... :)
     
  16. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann

    HA HA HA HA HA, great minds think very much alike
     
  17. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann
    In the words of Jim Carey, " That collection is Smokin!!"
     
  18. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    I'll have to scan and post pics. My problem is ALL of mine are out of the box, so I don't remember what they heck they are! (Manufacturer, I mean.)

    Plus it's like my darn music collection. Just the thought of typing all the record titles is too much! My books and clothes are major $$$ though, and the thought of arguing with an insurance company over value is not very appealing!

    Speedy"Don't play with matches"308
     
  19. Eric W

    Eric W Formula Junior

    Jan 4, 2004
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    I calculated my collection to be worth $5000+
     
  20. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Art prints: I've got six Jay Kokas. I think I saw them at about $2K each recently.
     
  21. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann
    Hate to say this, but I am calling Allstate, you know, get a piece of the rock. I think I'm going insane looking for a new Fcar to add to my collection.
    I think that I have some where around a total of 45 Fcars and I can't stop collectioning. Anyone know that 800 number? I need some psychiatric help.
    I don't dream of a white christmas anymore. I dream of a Rossa Corsa Christmas.
     
  22. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The rock is Prudential. Allstate is "Your in good hands". An old friend is an agent in Austin.

    I had a hard time finding coverage in Texas right now, but got some renter's coverage because of my vehicles, with State Farm.
     
  23. Dana_McCann

    Dana_McCann Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Dana L. McCann

    Thanks, for the tip.
     

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