MINICHAMPS PAULS MODEL ART PRECISION DIECAST MODELS
Minichamps are high quality very collectible Die-cast models , when they first came onto the market place they were branded Pauls model art but became better known today as Minichamps a company from Germany .
Many of these models are issued/produced in very limited issues and some of the older models can sell for several hundred pounds each, we try and stock as many as we can at cheapest prices on the web.
COLLECTORS TIPS ON BUYING MINICHAMPS FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE:
In my days of being a seller on eBay i would sell hundreds of these models a month and of course buy in huge quantities from auction houses such as Vectis.co.uk and Astons auctions.
I have a good few horror stories and some pretty incredible buys aswell here are my tips on buying as there expensive models and any savings must be a plus.
Do not buy from eBay or model shops sounds crazy right ? but reason i say this is your against collectors who know the values and you maybe getting cheaper than retail price of the shops buying from eBay ,
I was a seller and my entire business was founded on buying from auction and putting on Ebay,
(I no longer do this and do not Recommend selling on eBay)
What i would do is buy collections from auction houses which if you visit my Youtube channel will see me talking about this and explaining in full. then you get them cheaper and just resell the ones you don't want or trade them this is easiest and cheapest way to grow a collection much cheaper.
This has to be my most important tip regarding collecting Minichamps , the decals are prone to cracking and peeling over time i once bought a Mclaren F1 super car collection one model alone cost me a couple of hundred pounds ,
I must i bought in total 40 models in this collection blind unseen as they seemed cheap for the price they were reselling on eBay at the time, when they arrived over 10 had cracked decals one was a model worth £400 to find it arrive with defected cracked decals in horrifying,
So lesson here is seriously if buying touring cars, F1 cars or any models with sponsor decals etc view them in person or as seller questions as old Minichamps stored in to hot or to cold or damp conditions do suffer fatigue damage over time ,
Its amazing how many old models especially from Italy and Spain that crumble with diecast fatigue from being in poor climate conditions)
This may sound a silly thing to say but beware of people putting Minichamps models in incorrect boxes,
I have seen this trick done a few times basically a collector will buy Minichamps models but them in cabinets then buy maybe del Prado or cheaper nice 1:43 models and put them in Minichamp boxes ,
This does happen a lot sometimes honest mistakes maybe from a collector who passed away there family pack models away and put them for sale. (MAKE SURE MODEL IN BOX IS MODEL ON SLEEVE LABEL)
Check perspex cases for scratches cracks and damage , and older silver and black and checkered boxes are prone to yellowing and shine film lifting from card of box on the black shiny boxes,
Some of the rarest hardest to find most desirable models are not even properly branded Minichamps models , basically models made for Motorsport awards and garage dealerships and car road shows etc watch out for some of these exclusives.
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