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Posted By: Rich Pendleton
Posted On: Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 11:56 AM
Does anyone remember Jim Wieland from Connecticut??
With the recent conversations about Nostalgic Miniatures I've been thinking about him. MTI used to buy stock from him. My brother and I would visit him at his house in CT. to pick up stock that we would sell at shows. Jim was a real character but I liked him. His house had things piled everywhere. I don't know how he kept track of what he had.

Here's a funny story. He used to ship packages to MTI and it was always a surprise when we opened them. For packing material he would use his trash, sometimes there were even half eaten sandwiches and other garbage thrown in. We always had a good laugh!

Sadly he died fairly young. He didn't believe in paying taxes so his property and belongings were seized by the govt. He had a vast collection and many rare models. It's a real shame that all his models got thrown in boxes and auctioned off or thrown out. Many showed up on auction but were damaged, some beyond repair.

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Does anyone remember Jim Wieland from Connecticut?? by Rich Pendleton #27259
I remember meeting him at the Toledo toy show. by Harvey Goranson #27259.1
Ed force used photos of many of my brother's and my models by Rich Pendleton #27259.1.1
Jim Wieland by Raymond Paszkiewicz #27259.2
Yes Jim and Bob were friendly. As I said in an by Rich Pendleton #27259.2.1
Yes, I remember him. Bought some Vilmer and Lion Cars from him. by Karl Schnelle #27259.3
I seem to recall.... by Skip Johnson #27259.3.1
That's the one Skip - good memory. Wonder whatever became of him? (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #27259.3.1.1
I remember too, now that Skip mentions it. (EOM) by Rich Pendleton #27259.
Was this the fellow who used to publish and send out a newprint by John Quilter #27259.4
Yes he did (EOM) by Rich Pendleton #27259.4.1
Wow are you guys really sparking my memory cells. And not all by Don Anderson #27259.4.1.1
Don't know that name - (Jeff Bray, yep that was the large newsprint list guy!) (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #27259.
Lynn Becker and Dean Criss (I think) ran Becker's Minature Autos. by Harvey Goranson #27259.

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