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I was in an antique store this weekend and they had a display case with a few diecast in it. I asked to see the one that caught my eye and when she handed it to me the tag said the price was $200.00. I was rather blown away. I really liked it and would have bought it had it been within my budget - but wasn't anywhere close. Anyway, it made me curious what I was looking at. I'm hoping someone can tell me more.

It was a Dinky brand, looked sort of like an old troop/convoy truck, kind of silvery on the back/'canvas' part and a dark, almost black, blue on the cab. It had a very old look to it. Is my description enough for someone to recognize it and was the price a real value? Didn't have a way of getting a picture but I can try to go back and see if I can get one if someone is interested.
 

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Antique and consignment stores are like Ebay in that they're not always a great barometer for true market value. A lot of things are just priced for whatever they think they can get, because it's an interesting or unusual piece... The Dinky that Liv posted a link to looks a liiittle more realistically priced.
 

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Antique and consignment stores are like Ebay in that they're not always a great barometer for true market value. A lot of things are just priced for whatever they think they can get, because it's an interesting or unusual piece... The Dinky that Liv posted a link to looks a liiittle more realistically priced.
I would agree that the asking prices definitely are. But the sold prices on Ebay are the very definition of true market value. In my experience with diecast in antique and consignment stores, the sellers have no idea what the value is. It's mostly way high, but in a few cases I've find it to be way low. In this case, I would think it's way high.
 

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I would agree that the asking prices definitely are. But the sold prices on Ebay are the very definition of true market value. In my experience with diecast in antique and consignment stores, the sellers have no idea what the value is. It's mostly way high, but in a few cases I've find it to be way low. In this case, I would think it's way high.
Didn't think of trying to find it on ebay, I'll have to do that.
 
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