1:18-Scale Bullitt Diecast Replica With Steve McQueen Figure

From the moment the action-packed film Bulllitt premiered in 1968, it was a box-office smash and an Academy Award winner! Expertly crafted to BIG collector’s preferred 1:18-scale, this 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt diecast car is decked out with every detail of the original. From its and gleaming chrome-coloured trim and race-inspired grille, to its glistening Highland Green paint finish – the exact paint colour used in the Academy Award-winning movie, it’s a full-blown classic. Beneath the hood is remarkable engine detail. Couple that with a fully-articulated interior, complete with race-styled workable steering wheel, full dashboard instrumentation, console detail and black “leather” bucket seats this car is remarkable. Even the license plate is identical to the one that appeared in Bullitt. Honour the move that made the Mustang one of the popular cars of the ’60s and ’70s with this thrilling Steve McQueen movie memorabilia.

De Beers Canada To Host $30M Auction

De Beers is selling everything from the Snap Lake Mine located about 220 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife. The mine stopped production in December of 2015 and since then all equipment has been moved to three locations in Yellowknife for an auction August 1 and 2. The auction is open to the public. Buyers are expected to come from  as far away as South Africa, Australia, South America and other parts of Northern Canada.

There are tens of thousands items for sale, worth approximately $30 million.

The Not So Collectable Collectable

Collecting is a fun and often lucrative, but sometimes perilous investment hobby.  Over the years items that may never have seemed to be of any value can suddenly become extremely valuable, while other long term collections can diminish in value simply because the times have changed.  As the market fluctuates it seems that Hummel figurines  that once sold for hundreds of dollars apiece are now selling for no more than $75 in shops. The reason for this collapse in value seems to be a generational difference when it comes to the appreciations of these tiny porcelain statues. With interest in this market downsizing or dying off the increase of Hummels being dumped back into the market has negatively affected their current value.

The upside to this decline is that if you simply love collecting Hummels for Hummels sake and don’t have any interest in the financial aspects such an investment you will be able to pick up your favourite figurines at fairly humble price. The only exception to this would be certain rare Hummels, such as those taller than 12 inches or those made before 1949, which still can fetch four figures on the market.

Canada 150 Coin Collection

 

The 150th anniversary of Canada, also known as the 150th anniversary of Confederation and promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150, occurred in 2017 as Canada marked the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation. To mark the occasion many items have been created to add to your collection, but perhaps one of the most exciting items to acquire is the Canada 150 O’ Canada Commemorative Silver-Plated Medallion Collection.

All eight gleaming medallions are handcrafted with brilliant silver plating and gold-toned accents. The front of each medallion presents a different time-honoured symbol of our nation’s history, coupled with a line from the first verse of “O’ Canada.” The reverse of each medallion highlights more symbols of our nation, including a soaring flock of geese, Canada’s flag, the year of Confederation and the motto “From Sea to Sea” in Latin. Each medallion arrives sealed in a tamper-proof capsule to preserve the richness of the silver plating and gold-toned detailing. The handsome custom-crafted display case is velvet lined and ideal for both storing and viewing your collection.

The edition is limited to 4,999 complete collections.