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An Important G & J Lines and Tri-ang Toy and Dolls' House Collection

Toys for the Collector

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  • Newbury, Berkshire, UK

Believed to be the largest of its type ever offered at auction, with many remarkable rarities, the sale will include over 100 dolls' houses, hundreds of pieces of furniture, shops, dozens of wood and steel vehicles, ships, Minic vehicles and point of sale material. It also includes other fine British toys by Burnett, Chad Valley, Swallow and many others, as well as a collection of German penny toys.

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Featured lots

Lot 4

A rare G & J Lines Wooden Doll's Motor Limousine circa 1912, painted black with yellow lining, transfer paper 'caned' side and radiator grille, brass rosettes to bonnet, printed patterned paper flooring and upholstery, opening passenger doors, steering wheel, spoked metal wheels with brass hub caps and rubber tyres and transfer Thistle logo to back --32in. (81cm.) long (G, slight wear and slight damage to corner of roof)

Estimate

£600-800

Lot 461

Five all-bisque Dolls' House Dolls, comprising boy in moulded top hat and felt clothes --3½in. (9cm.) high, girl with blonde moulded hair including loop for ribbon and three with brown hair, each with different hair styles, jointed at shoulders and hips

Estimate

£100-150

Lot 614

A large Tri-ang Wooden Dolls' House, painted cream with tinplate windows and green cardboard shutters, protruding bay window and porch with balustraded terrace above, two gables either end and ornate chimneys, windows to side and back, sundial to right chimney stack, red painted roof, --42in. (107cm.) wide (G)

Estimate

£300-400

Auction highlights

  • An Important G & J Lines and Tri-ang Toy and Dolls' House Collection
  • 20th March 2018

Lot 1

A large G & J Lines Wooden Horse-Drawn Gypsy Caravan with Royal Coat of Arms, of varnished wood with red lining, front and rear door with circular window, a window each side, chimney, large spoked metal wheels with brass hubs, steps to rear, carved wooden dappled grey horse on wheeled platform, brass Royal coat of arms to sides and back door, hooks to outside of van with various household implements --39in. (99cm.) long (G,

Price realised

£800

Lot 33

A large Tri-ang Wooden London Transport Double-Deck Bus, painted red and cream with tinplate General radiator grille, open cab, paper 'The Fairycycle' advertising, Strand to Liverpool Street destination, Service 123, electric lighting , six metal wheels with white rubber tyres and two triangular labels, 1937 --30in. (76cm.) long (G, repainted roof and some other retouching)

Price realised

£850

Lot 614

A large Tri-ang Wooden Dolls' House, painted cream with tinplate windows and green cardboard shutters, protruding bay window and porch with balustraded terrace above, --42in. (107cm.) wide (G)

Price realised

£850