Early Rivarossi HO Gauge Buildings
Lima 1960s Micromodel N Gauge Folding Layout
Order of Auction
Day One - Auction Start 10:00 am GMT - Tuesday 25th April 2023
Lots 001 to 117 - N Gauge and various Narrow Gauges
Lots 118 to 146 - TT Gauge
Lots 147 to 151 - Tri-ang, Tri-ang Hornby and Early Hornby 00 Gauge
Lots 152 to 269 - Hornby (Margate and China) 00 Gauge
Lots 270 to 284 - Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge Pre-war
Lots 285 to 376 - Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge Post-war
Lots 377 to 390 - Hornby-Dublo 00 Gauge Neverwazzas
Lots 391 to 397 - Hornby-Dublo Shop Sign, Shop Display Cabinets and Ephemera
Lots 398 to 425 - Wrenn 00 Gauge
Lots 426 to 479 - Bachmann 00 Gauge
Lots 480 to 491 - Railway Books
Lots 492 to 559 - Other 00 Gauge
Lots 560 to 574 - Kitbuilt 00 Gauge
Day Two - Auction Start 10:00 am GMT - Wednesday 26th April 2023
Lots 575 to 642 - Rivarossi N Gauge Archive Collection including Rivarossi, Arnold, Atlas, Lima, Jouef and other related Manufacturers
Lots 643 to 717 - Rivarossi HO Gauge Archive Collection including Rivarossi, Jouef, Lima and other related Manufacturers and early Post-war wooden buildings
Lots 718 to 781 - Other HO Gauge
Lots 782 to 929 - The Pierce Carlson Collection Part 3 comprising American outline HO Gauge
END OF AUCTION
The Pierce Carlson Collection
Part Three – Lot 782 to Lot 929
US-Outline H0 Gauge Japanese and Korean Brass Locomotives and Rolling Stock
For several decades, Pierce was a very well-known and well-liked feature of the vintage toy and train collecting world. He had numerous friends in the hobby, both in his original homeland in the USA and over here in his adoptive country. His move here was entirely our gain, as we all had the regular pleasure of enjoying his wisdom, his knowledge, his kindness, his skill as a raconteur, and, above all, his wit. All who knew him will remember the way that he leant forward slightly, often seeming to peer beadily just under the top rim of his glasses, preparatory to releasing a few pertinent, pithy and amusing ‘bons mots’.
Fortunately, Pierce was not one to keep his knowledge to himself: in 1986 Victor Gollancz published his excellent book ‘Toy Trains – A History’ and no railway book collection is complete without it. I have particular reason to be grateful to him, as we worked together on a book in 2001 and he cast an avuncular eye over my meandering prose.
When Pierce dispersed his original vintage toy and train collection some years ago, he was left in a situation that chills the blood of the dedicated (or incurable) collector: empty display cabinets. Thus, at full tilt, he filled them with the models offered in this auction, with more similar auctions to follow in 2023, as well his large and impressive collection of Bassett-Lowke and other waterline models. The world is a duller place without him.
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