NAME: Si Kelly
Occupation: Auction House Cataloguer; Collector; Seller; Buyer; Blogger
How long have you been collecting? 43 years – since the age of 7!
What are your main areas of interest? Dinky; Corgi; Matchbox MOY; Toy soldiers; Action Figures; Scalextric; Action Man
Most memorable collecting moments? Buying a Dinky Toys 944 Octopus Tanker – unboxed in great condition for £1 at a junk shop in Preston.
Biggest collecting regret? Dad and I walking past a Matchbox Yesteryear Y6-2 Bugatti in metallic green at an antiques fair in 1979 because “it couldn’t be real!” Was it? We’ll never know!! Why didn’t we pick it up????
Favourite toy / model? Dinky Toys 157 Jaguar 120
Any toy you would love to take a large hammer to? Cabbage Patch Dolls & Lledo (apologies if you collect these!)
Any collecting areas of interest you would like to know more about? Star Wars figures; Early
Tinplate; Plastic Cars from the 50s/60s; Lego Minifigures
eBay ID? nomis1014
What would you collect if you didn’t collect toys? Arts & Crafts; Pottery & Metalware
Any other interests? Birdwatching; FOREX Trading; Mindfulness
What do you like best about collecting? The buzz you get when you find something of interest; learning something new every day!
What do you hate about collecting? Know it all Collectors – especially the ones who boast!
What was the last collectible gift you gave someone? Triang Wigan Train Station Platform Sign
If you were the CEO of Lego what range new range would you introduce? That would be telling….
What was the last thing you’ve learned about collecting this week? That LBL on Triang vehicles stands for Lines Brothers Ltd! Even after all these years collecting I never knew that!
What would be you best piece of advice to a newbie collector? Collect what you like and not for investment – and always get the best in what you can afford!
NAME: Baz Allen
ebay ID: jaguarcity