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1/72 Warplanes
Matchbox Chinese

Type Fighter
Matchbox item no. 91059
Number made Unlimited--discontinued

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Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault
Collectibles. National Aviation Hall of Fame. This 2002 release is a relative rare bird, and I was finally able to pick one up for a reasonable price (US$25.00) as part of a package deal with a green P-38J (same price) and four other Hall of Fame models of which I already had copies. The model is very nice, but the Platinum version I got for US$29.00 a while back has better assembly quality. Something has broken lose the Matchbox market, and I'm not sure what that something is. However, I suspect the economy in the US is causing some strain in the used diecast market. Another pressure on the used market may be the large number of new diecast hitting the market almost daily.

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