’70 Dodge Charger: Fast & Furious

I was looking for some Hot Wheels to buy as Christmas gifts for my nephews when I saw this ’70 Dodge Charger (not to be confused with the ’70 Dodge Charger R/T) from the movie Furious 7. It’s a good thing my nephews seem to prefer modern supercars; this one goes to the collection that I and my wife have.


The Philippines in 1598

Swann Galleries sold this double-page engraved map of the islands of Southeast Asia last December 8, 2016. Lot 70 was a copy of Petrus Placius’s Insulae Moluccae Celeberrimae printed in 1598. What interested me the most is the fact that the Philippines is represented with Luzon and Visayas in blue and Mindanao in red, implying that Mindanao is a separate entity from the rest of the Philippines.


Spot the difference

What’s better than having two blue Hot Wheels ’77 Pontiac Firebirds? Having one of them be an error copy. As you can see from the picture below, the one on the right is missing the decorations on (at least) one side. While errors are highly sought after in the philatelic and numismatic world (and, in some cases, in the comic book collecting world), I’m not sure how they are treated in the toy business.