Maia & Mercury

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Maia & Mercury

Postby TASSE » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:15 pm

I have a Dinky Short Mercury but no Maia.

Where do i get a Maia and at what cost ?

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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby Pondskater » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:12 pm

Hi,

I've seen them on eBay from time to time but rarely cheap, even for battered ones. Original Mercurys fetch good money too, although the post war copy of Mercury is often available for 10 to 20 GBPounds. I've seen pairs of originals sell for 200 to 300 GBP.

There is an original box for sale just now:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DINKY-BOX-LID-MAY ... 7C294%3A50

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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby TASSE » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:18 pm

Thanks Alan

Its difficult to take out a second mortgage at my age.

But thanks any way.

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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby seawings » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:04 pm

TASSE wrote:Thanks Alan

Its difficult to take out a second mortgage at my age.

But thanks any way.

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Hi Roy, just had a look and there is one on e-bay right now! :D

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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby Pondskater » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:45 pm

That's partly why I don't have one.

Mind you it might pay to be patient, eBay prices are quite variable.
This is an original Mercury for sale at £75:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DINKY-TOYS-No-63b ... 7C294%3A50

But - sorry we both missed this one - here's a complete boxed Mayo composite model which sold for just £56! :-
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mayo-Composite-Me ... 7C294%3A50

Good luck with finding one.

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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby TASSE » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:55 pm

Ouch ! I could have just afforded that.

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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby seawings » Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:52 am

Is there a way of sticking a 'watch' on e-bay so that if something like that is listed again, one ges to know about it??

Must admit, I don't know that much about the in's and out's of e-bay but it would be handy if one could do that................
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Re: Maia & Mercury

Postby Pondskater » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:03 am

Bryan,
Yes, once you have refined your search you can save it to a "favourite search" list inthe "my eBay" page. It can be set up to send e-mails but I don't use that because there is always something you don't want for sale and you'll get too many e-mails.
For instance, search for Short Sunderland and you will find shorts to wear in Sunderland FC colours. Too much refining and you miss stuff you do want.
The main skill is patience. I wanted a book on the u-boat war worth perhaps £50 but I was outbid on five which sold for between 55 and £75 and then one sold for £112!! The big shock was when I bought the very next one for £27. You could say I was happy but it took the best part of six months to buy one book.
As I say, be patient. One day everybody else will be looking the other way.

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