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Toys for the collector

We hold regular auctions of Toys for the Collector and Express Toy Auctions through the year, including world renowned Trains Galore in December.

We hold regular auctions of Toys for the Collector and Express Toy Auctions through the year, including world renowned Trains Galore in December. Each of our regular sales includes a wide range of fine Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox Toys, various diecasts, tinplate and other toys, lead and plastic figures, collectables, dolls, teddy bears, model railways from N Gauge to Gauge III and models.

Experience and knowledge allows us to give you expert and comprehensive advice when selling. Prior to the auction a professional, colour printed catalogue is produced and publicised worldwide to ensure that your items reach the excellent prices they deserve.

Our consultants are available and eager to offer friendly and honest advice to any buyers with questions regarding items for sale, prior, during or post auction.

Any enquiries regarding buying or selling and for more information please contact our specialists Hugo Marsh, Bob Leggett or Dominic Foster on 01635 580595 or via our contact us page.

 

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 29th October 2019
Lot 547

Lot 547

A Meccano No.2 Constructor Car, in cream/red, with original box and instructions, box contains spare parts and additional Meccano catalogues/manuals, VG, fatigue to both rear wheels, some scratches/marks to bonnet, box P, lacks card insert

Price realised

£1700

Lot 825

Lot 825

Dinky and Spot-On Commercial Vehicles, Post-war and Later playworn models including Pullmore Transporter, AEC tanker, Leyland Tipper, Leyland Comet, Bedford Coca Cola truck and others, P-F, (20)

Price realised

£600

Lot 908

Lot 908

Large Meccano No 7 green wooden box with pull out tray and two drawers, including seven electric motors, two clockwork motors, various items from 1950s to 1970s, large quantity of gears and pulley, green boilers and other items, G-VG, box G (qty)

Price realised

£340

Auction highlights

  • Toys and Trains for the Collector
  • 28th August 2019

Lot 28

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Code 3 Models, a large number of boxed vintage mostly commercial models including many steam vehicles, may include some non code 3 examples, G-E, Boxes P-F, (170+) in seven boxes

Price realised

£1100

Lot 64

Post-war and Modern 1:64 scale and smaller Playworn Diecast Vehicles, vintage and modern private and commercial vehicles including examples by Matchbox, Corgi, Husky, Siku, Hotwheels, Majorette, Tuf-Toys, Zylmex, Efsi, Budgie, Dublo Dinky, and others, P-F, (380+) in four boxes

Price realised

£440

Lot 226

Bassett Lowke and other makers 1:1200 Liner Waterline Ship Models, B/L 'Mauretania', 'Engadine', 'Oronsay', 'Maid of Kent', 'Empress of Scotland', all with labels and unmarked 'United States' unlikely to be B/L, generally VG (6)

Price realised

£420

Auction highlights

  • Buses Galore
  • 30th July 2019

Lot 25

A Corgi Toys 468 "London Motor Show 72" Routemaster Bus, scarce issue in red with promotional labels to sides and Earl's Court destination boards, in original box, E, a few minor marks, box G-VG

Price realised

£380

Lot 226

Corgi Buses, a boxed group of limited edition double decker buses including, Buses in Britain CC25905 The Declaine, CC25906 AEC Routemaster (2), CC26105 RT London Transport, CC26102 RTL London Transport and CC26101 (3) RT London Transport, together with Last Routemaster CC25907 (2), G-E, Boxes G, (10)

Price realised

£200

Lot 467

A Meier Tinplate Double Decker Electric Omnibus Penny Toy, lithographed in red with gold lining, 'The Electric Omnibus Company' lettering to sides in black, embossed figures to top deck, passengers in windows below, open cab with driver, gold bonnet and wheels, approx. 85mm, F-G lacks rear step

Price realised

£230

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 16th July 2019

Lot 169

Rivarossi Pocher Alfa Romeo Kit, a boxed and factory sealed 1:8 scale K81 Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Mille Miglia Scuderia Ferrari kit, with instructions, E, Box G

Price realised

£400

Lot 197

1960s /1970s Marvel and DC Comics Including a 1st edition, Marvel editions including, Nick Fury Agent of Shield No1

Price realised

£680

Lot 247

Rare Pelham Puppet Tiger, in red trousers with green scarf, in original box, puppet came direct from the factory and had not been sold, VG, crack to one hand, box G

Price realised

£380

Auction highlights

  • Toys & Trains for the Collector
  • 26th February 2019

Lot 210

Pocher Boxed Bugatti Kit, a boxed 1:8 scale unmade model of a 1933 Bugatti Type 50 T, K/76 by Pocher, inner box factory sealed, with instructions, E, Box F-G

Price realised

£620

Lot 375

Bassett-Lowke live steam three funnel Torpedo boat Destroyer warship, constructed mainly in wood with metal detail, small guns to front and rear, removable mast, B/L makers plate on deck, funnel and oil tray and small plastic Sailor, original instruction, length 26ins, in a non B/L box, length 650mm, E, appears unsteamed

Price realised

£850

Lot 670

A Commercial Semi-Finescale O Gauge 3-rail LMS Stanier Class 8F 2-8-0 and Tender, well constructed by unknown maker, with a substantial motor, made to a very good standard and finished in LMS black as no 8053, G, Bassett-Lowke type pickups fitted, surface rusting to rear driving wheels, some minor damages and small chips to paintwork (2)

Price realised

£720

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
  • 29th January 2019

Lot 355

A Tipp Co Germany Tinplate Clockwork Sentinel Steam Wagon, large scale lorry with rear tipper, opening tailgate, detailed tinprinted driver, six balloon wheels, 'Sentinel Rigid Six Wheeler' to side of tipper body, 500mm long, G

Price realised

£1100

Lot 378

An Early Bing Tinplate Clockwork Limousine, c.1905, 280mm in length, P, one wing loose, lacks one tyre, clockwork motor loose and requiring attention

Price realised

£1600

Lot 538

Professionally made Owners model of Oil Tanker 'Atlantic Spirit' built by Chanfeng Ship Model Co, finished in initial owners 'N Orient' Lines maroon and black, scale 1:200 or similar, presented in a glass display case, model Length 1240mm, width 220mm, height 220mm, Case length 1430mm, width 460mm and height 380mm, built 2008, E, case VG

Price realised

£820

Auction highlights

  • Toys for the Collector
Hornby 00 Gauge National Railway Museum The Great Gathering and Goodbye A4 Locomotives and Tenders

Hornby 00 Gauge National Railway Museum The Great Gathering and Goodbye A4 Locomotives and Tenders

Price realised

£460

A Part-constructed O Gauge (Narrow Gauge) Live Steam Peckett 0-4-0ST Locomotive

A Part-constructed O Gauge (Narrow Gauge) Live Steam Peckett 0-4-0ST Locomotive

Price realised

£460

A Set of Six Blue/White BR Station Signs

A Set of Six Blue/White BR Station Signs

Price realised

£550