Locomotives really driven on at Toy Auction

17th November 2023

Locomotives, diecast cars, dolls and action men were amongst the items performing spectacularly at the Toy and Train Auction held earlier today. The sale attracted a good number of buyers in the room as well as online buyers and some fierce and furious bidding was seen.

As one seasoned collector said “Genuinely I have never seen such strong interest and some of the prices achieved were simply unbelievable”.

Trains did really well with a scratch built G Gauge live steam locomotive Taliesin realising £950, A G Gauge battery operated locomotive Castell Crecieth £550 and a similar locomotive, Harlech Castle, £550.

Quality diecast vehicles were wanted with an excellent entry, particularly of cars and military vehicles. Corgi vehicles were greeted with strong interest with a collection of Corgi Batman vehicles. Comprising Batmobile, Batboat, Batcoptor and Batboat achieving £420, a collection of 20 Corgi Vanguard Police cars £170 and a Corgi James Bond Special Agent 007 Aston Martin DB5 £130.

Dolls sold to advantage with an assortment of nine vintage dolls making £420, a collection of ten Sindy dolls £170 and a pair of Japanese Ichimatsu dolls £170. An Action Man in its original box sold for £140 whilst a collection of action men figures and accessories generated strong bidding realising £230.

Other items selling to advantage included a handmade wooden Noahs Ark that made £1300, a pond yacht £130, a collection of Subbuteo items £120 and, a rocking horse £110.

Auctioneer, Toby Cleave, said “I was really pleased with the level of interest we generated for this sale and grateful for the support of our vendors. Selling was quite exciting at times and I am really looking forward to our next Toy and Train Auction in May”.

Have you toys that you are looking to sell? Contact Toby at the auction rooms on 01749 840770 or toby@mendipauctionrooms.co.uk for advice.

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