The Rivarossi Archive Collection
Rails of Sheffield in conjunction with Special Auction Services, are delighted to bring one of the finest and most comprehensive single-brand model railway manufacturers archive collections to the market via a series of auctions throughout 2022/2023: that of Rivarossi of Italy. The first auction is on 12th April 2022 at SAS in Newbury, England.
Founded in 1945 by Alessandro Rossi and Antonia Riva in Como, Italy, Rivarossi went on to become one of the most influential model railway brands of the second half of the 20th century. From the early use of Bakelite to the pioneering use of plastic mouldings, to the breakthrough into the American market with Associated Hobby Manufacturers in the 1950s and the later development of innovative electronics, the Rivarossi brand prided itself in the production of high quality products that have a rightful place in model railway history.
The archive, which originally was displayed in a museum in Como, Italy covers the full history of the company from the mid-1940s to 2003, with few exceptions. Starting with the Bakelite Electric Railcars from the 1940s the archive collection comprehensively covers the history of the brand both in Europe and America. Included are locomotives, coaches, wagons, accessories, marketing and factory material from pre-production, prototypes, trial models, special builds, special editions and stock items - the archive runs to many 1,000s of items.
In a joint statement Rails of Sheffield and SAS commented - 'Bringing the Archive to the market via public auction gives the widest possible opportunity for as many people as possible to gain access to and to own part of such an outstanding and important archive and help secure the future memories of the Rivarossi brand'
Glorious Trains Part One
Including The Rivarossi Archive Collection Part One
Lot 1 to Lot 65 N Gauge
Lot 66 to Lot 68 Tri-ang 00 Gauge
Lot 69 to Lot 116 Hornby 00 Gauge
Lot 117 to Lot 134 Lima 00 Gauge
Lot 135 to Lot 163 Bachmann 00 Gauge
Lot 164 to Lot 249 Hornby-Dublo
Lot 250 to Lot265 Hornby Dublo Neverwas
Lot 266 to Lot 304 Wrenn 00 Gauge
Lot 305 to Lot 320 Trix and Exley 00 Gauge
Lot 321 to Lot 344 Modern 00 Gauge
Lot 345 to Lot 390 Other 00 Gauge
Lot 391to Lot 400 Kitbuilt/Scratchbuilt 00 Gauge
Lot 401 to Lot 414 Hornby AcHO
Lot 415 to Lot 432 Other European HO Gauge
Lot 433 to Lot 437 00 Gauge Catalogues
Lot 438 to Lot 462 Railway Collectables
The Rivarossi Archive Part One: to start no earlier than 2pm
Lot 463 to Lot 480 Prototypes
Lot 481 to Lot 491 Blue Line 3-Rail
Lot 492 to Lot 562 Other Rivarossi European HO Gauge
Lot 563 to Lot 658 Rivarossi American HO Gauge
Lot 659 to Lot 662 Miscellaneous items
If you wish to consign any of your items in our forthcoming auctions, please contact us.
Please call 01635 580 595 or email email@example.com to make an appointment
You can register to bid via our website www.specialauctionservices.com. If you are a successful bidder you will be emailed an invoice. Upon receipt of payment via bank transfer, your items can be made ready for collection by appointment only