About Us

 Founded in 1993, we're celebrating our 19th Anniversary in the diecast industry. This is also our 30th Anniversary in the mail-order business, from 1982-1992 as the premier manufacturer and supplier of classic Chevrolet and  muscle car interiors....USA-1 interiors.  As a result from this background, the PhillyMint staff includes classic car collectors in addition to being diecast enthusiasts.

 
 
The Philly Mint Models Diecast Team:
 
 
Vinny DiMezza, President and Owner, previously held the position of the #1 diecast telephone sales rep at the Franklin Mint main headquarters in Aston, Pa from the early '90's through 1995. He was also an original member of the Diecast Car Collectors Club also known as the D4C, www.diecast.org. Here are excerpts from a letter from a long time customer & member of the D4C:
" I had the pleasure of meeting Vinny at the Franklin Mint Car Festival in the late '90's while he was demonstrating the new diecast website on his desktop under the D4C tent. It was through his vision that the diecast secondary market was born. It's important to distinguish between pioneers like Vinny and those that imitate his Franklin Mint diecast retailing that now sell mint models. The fact of the matter is Vinny, like others with talent and imagination, took a risk when it would have been easier to stay at The Franklin Mint, also selling dolls, plates, and jewelry like some of his competitors. Others took virtually no risk and are now copying Vinny's concept. Who would you rather do business with, the original or the imitators? I've been a customer of Vinny's PhillyMint since 1993 when I first saw him selling Franklin Mint out of the back of his 1957 Chevy Nomad Station Wagon in Carlisle, and I continue to do so today. Thank you from a long time, satisfied collector". Tom P.
 
 
Also on the staff: My daughter Dawn Madaffari , former Settlement Coordinator @ Prudential-Fox-Roach , Super Chevy Sunday Veteran of the 1980s!
My Niece Nicole Rich, currently customer service @ Express and a big Mopar, Challenger & muscle car enthusiast!
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Privacy Policy

PhillyMint Diecast Model Cars is committed to ensuring the security, integrity and
confidentiality of our customer information.

Introduction
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Website is owned and operated by U.S.Trim of NJ (tm) (a "PhillyMintŪ Web Site"). Your use
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terms, conditions, warranties, and disclaimers below and of the
"Disclaimer," "Privacy/Security Statement," and "Terms and Conditions,"
hyperlinked to the "Terms and Conditions of Use" page available throughout
the PhillyMintŪ Web Site. Please read these policies, terms and conditions,
before using the PhillyMintŪ Web Site or any PhillyMint services or offerings. If
you do not understand any of these terms and conditions, please exit this
web site immediately.

Purpose of Statement
Online privacy is a fundamental component for the ongoing success of the
Internet and PhillyMint's ability to provide customers products via
the Internet. PhillyMint is very concerned about the
confidentiality of individually specific customer identifiable information
("Customer Information") and maintains the highest standards for the
protection of privacy over the Internet. The purpose of this statement is to
clarify how our efforts ensure privacy and protection of Customer
Information.

Credit Card Numbers
As an extra measure to safeguard customer privacy we DO NOT store or
aggregate customer credit card numbers or other information relating to
customer credit card(s). Customer credit card numbers and credit card
information are entered into our system only for the purpose of the
specified transaction. ONCE THE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETED, OR SHORTLY
THEREAFTER, CUSTOMER CREDIT CARD INFORMATION CEASES TO EXIST WITHIN OUR SYSTEM.

Policy Modifications
      PhillyMint reserves the right to modify the terms of our privacy
policy. Any changes will be posted
        on our website and inside our store. If you have questions or
concerns regarding our privacy policy, please
        feel free to contact us at vinny@phillymint.com