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I'm happy to report my first purchase of Fun Ho models. The company is long out of business so it had to be an online auction.



Here is a link which tells me the approximate age of these two guys: http://history.funho.com/zinc-num.htm which you find in the list as numbers 21 and 56. I will have to look a little closer to narrow the age down a bit more.

Bottom line for me: I'm quite excited to be able to extend my special section of my diecast collection. I'm referring to vintage, limited or other, quite separated from the likes of Hot Wheels mainlines etc.

I'm reading here that about 8 million of these were produced: http://history.funho.com/zinc.htm and yet they have become collectors items that fetch the same or more than any common Matchbox regular wheels. I have been hesitating for a while because of those prices (and I haven't educated myself enough to know if they are justified), but the condition of these two seemed to be good enough to pay $35.00 NZ dollars which is roughly 28 US dollars.

Thanks for looking.
 

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Sweet addition Kiwi it is always nice to find something from our youth.
Almost. I'm born and raised German, grown up in East Berlin. I moved to New Zealand 6 years ago so I learn a bit more about my "new home" all the time. Speaking in die cast terms, this used to be a NZ company and didn't have a big impact internationally so I had them on my radar for a while, if only out of curiosity.
 

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That Scenicruiser bus is absolutely excellent! Both appear to be of the same caliber as Lesney in terms of quality and detail.

It's always nice to meet a fun ho. :lol:
 

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Great Buys !!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Liked the Links as well - There are some models that really catch my eye -


GREAT RARE CATCH !!!!! :thumbsup: :roll: :woohoo:


Here is a "Tales of Toy Cars" story Link on the Fun Ho:

http://www.breithaupts.com/totc281.htm


NUMBER ONE REASON TO COLLECT DIECAST : ENJOYMENT !!!

SO KEEP ON ENJOYING,

Dan (Zeezeerider)
 

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Great Buys !!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Liked the Links as well - There are some models that really catch my eye -


GREAT RARE CATCH !!!!! :thumbsup: :roll: :woohoo:


Here is a "Tales of Toy Cars" story Link on the Fun Ho:

http://www.breithaupts.com/totc281.htm


NUMBER ONE REASON TO COLLECT DIECAST : ENJOYMENT !!!

SO KEEP ON ENJOYING,

Dan (Zeezeerider)

Thank you, that's why I'm here. And I'm glad to be able to post something about a relatively unknown brand. :thumbsup: the learning side of the hobby is quite interesting to me sometimes.
 
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