Trains run away at Toy Sale

17th May 2024

There was an excellent entry of over 600 lots in the Toy Sale held at the auction rooms on 17th May including a fabulous collection of Dinky and Corgi toys from the family of one collector.

There was a good array of toy trains including Hornby, Bachmann, Helijan and others with Two Heljan OO gauge diesel locomotives comprising two British Railways class 14 engines realising £140, Two Bachmann class 66 OO gauge diesel locomotives £120 and many others achieving similar values.
The entry of diecast vehicles was genuinely fabulous and the vehicles parked up in the glass cabinets was a great display. A Dinky diecast Post Office Services Gift Set met strong demand realising £320 whilst others that sold well included A French Dinky diecast Camion Laitier "55" Citroen milk lorry £290, a Dinky Supertoys diecast Bedford Pallet Jekta Van £240, A Corgi diecast Corporal guided missile on mobile launcher £170 and a Corgi diecast army fuel tanker £140 with many of the diverse selection of vehicles achieving similar prices.

Modern toys, including a good range of consoles, were greeted with strong online interest with a collection of retro Nintendo video games realising £320, a Super Nintendo Pal Version games console plus games £280 and Two Nintendo Gamecube consoles £260.

Lego also was in strong demand with a collection of four Lego Legoland sets £300, a Lego Black Seas Barracuda Legoland set £220, a Lego Technic control Cat bulldozer set £190 and a Lego Kings Castle set £180.

Other traditional toys selling to advantage included a collection of Playmobil railway related sets £260, a collection of Subbuteo table soccer game and accessories £200, a collection of Action man figures and accessories £180 and a Mamod Steam Roadster SA1 £180.

A Steiff Paddington bear teddy bear topped the selection of teddy bears on offer selling for £150 with collections of figures and lead models also selling to advantage.

The next sale of Toys will be held at the auction rooms on a new date in August and entries are invited.

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