Surely, this is the best Trumps card game set ever. I like how literally half the pack are Datsuns, such is their awesomeness! These were printed by a West German company called Altenburg-Stralsunder. I would guessthey date from about 1974, or shortly after, judging by the cars depicted… particularly the inclusion of both the Datsun …

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I’m not really a collector of things in the true sense… just a hoarder. The value of the stuff I hoard isn’t monetary, it’s more in the nostalgia. I just like old stuff. Model cars, garage equipment, old stereos and electronic games, vintage cameras and books, car sales brochures and toy garages. Most of all, …

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I love Top Trump cards. They are like little colour snap shots of dubious motoring history with the techie bits whittled down to merely those about which small boys care, namely engine size, power and top speed. And occasionally value. Whenever I see an interesting old set that’s car based I buy it, so I …

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I just came by this cute little promotional Datsun cup and saucer via the wonders of eBay. I was rather hoping there would be some indication on it as to what it was promoting exactly, or even how old it was, but alas there’s nothing. I figured I’d post it up in case anyone out …

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Some time ago, this unusual brass car badge came into my possession and I decided only recently to do some digging, to see if I could ascertain its origins. After some fruitless searching using the conventional methods such as Google,  I resorted to using Japanese search engines, with the help of the excellent translator at …

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Hoarders of Datsun and Nissan related merchandising and collectibles may already be familiar with with these cigarette cases, based on various models built by the company. They appear to date back to at least 1959 and it seems that virtually every model sold since then has been represented by one of these cases… well into the 1990’s it …

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At over £180 (¥38,000), this KPGC10 Skyline GT-R miniature is definitely going to be one for the connoisseur with deep pockets, but those lucky enough to acquire one of these will not only be getting a very limited edition miniature, but also something extremely high tech. Why? Well, unlike most metal miniatures which are usually …

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I regularly browse through Yahoo! Japan auctions and it never ceases to amaze me the weird and wonderful Datsun related items that pop up on there. In particular, the assorted collectible items and ephemera associated with the brand. Take this curious figure pictured on the left. This cheeky chap, standing just shy of a metre …

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