Highlights Specialist Toy Sale 24th January
Prices Rocket at the Specialist Toy Sale! 
 
The Specialist Sale held on the 24th of January 2017 featured 5 private owner collections plus a selection of Construction Related items.
 
The pristine condition, rare examples and hard to find colour variations led to brisk bidding. The superb Anthony Richards Corgi Toys Collection included over 180 lots of mint, boxed Corgi cars, commercials, and ephemera, this part of the day saw World Record prices for several items such as Lots 2010 and 2016. Even regularly seen examples achieved way above usual hammer prices due to the condition. 
 
The sale also featured The Hampshire Collection, The Surrey Dinky Toys Collection and The Durham Collection of Dinky, Corgi, Tekno, Mercury, Solido and Spot-on including empty carded picture and window boxes. Also featuring in the sale were over 300 lots from The West Midlands Dinky Toy Collection. 
 
Lot 2103
Corgi No.1110 Bedford type S Tanker "Benzeen Tolueen Xyleen Shell" - white, blue, spun hubs, silver gantry and filler caps - Near Mint (very minor factory marks), comes in a Near Mint correct promotional box which includes all correct packing pieces and folded leaflet - superb example, see photo.
Estimate: £2500 - £3000 
Sold for: £3800
 
  Lot 2011
Corgi No.218 Aston Martin DB4 - scarce colour variation finished in reddish brown, pale cream interior, chrome flat spun hubs (open bonnet vent) - overall condition is generally Near Mint (very minor box rub wear marks to roof) - still a superb example of a hard variation to find in a Mint blue and yellow carded picture box with collectors folded leaflet - see website for colour variation.
Estimate: £140 - £160 
Sold for: £2100
Lot 2032
Corgi No.251 Hillman Imp "Jenson's" - light blue, yellow interior with tan luggage case, spun hubs - Mint including blue and yellow carded picture box with collectors club folded leaflet - a superb example of a Dutch promotional issue.
Estimate: £700 - £800 
Sold for: £1500
 
  Lot 2157
Corgi No.318 Lotus Elan S2 "I've Got a Tiger in my Tank" - rare green body issue, red interior with figure driver, chrome spun hubs, racing number 7 labels applied - Near Mint still a beautiful example of an extremely hard to find issue.
Estimate: £140 - £160 
Sold for: £1500
Lot 2171
Corgi No.464 Commer "Police" Van - extremely rare issue (possibly pre-production colour trial) - finished in military green body, red interior, blue battery operated roof-light, with "Police" - white cast to sides, spun hubs - Near Mint - superb opportunity to acquire.
Estimate: £300 - £400 
Sold for: £1400
 
  Lot 2087
Corgi No.435 Karrier Bantam "Drive Safely on Milk" - pale blue, white roof, spun hubs, yellow plastic side door - overall condition is generally Mint (couple of very minor factory marks) in a generally Excellent Plus correct plain carded box with "Dunlop & Drive Safely on Milk" to sides - this issue was posted from Ford Dunlop Birmingham to the Milk Marketing Board where the model was passed before issuing - comes complete with correct card - see photo.
Estimate: £400 - £500 
Sold for: £1200
Lot 2128
Corgi No.277 "The Monkees" Monkeemobile - red, white roof, chrome engine, yellow interior with 4 x Monkees figures, cast hubs - overall condition is Near Mint in a Excellent blue and yellow window box with a Near Mint extremely rare pictorial header card - also comes accompanied with collectors club folded leaflet - superb opportunity to acquire a box that rarely comes onto the market - see photo.
Estimate: £1000 - £1200 
Sold for: £1100
 
  Lot 2121
Corgi No.201 "The Saint" Volvo P1800 - white body, yellow interior with figure driver, red bonnet label, red-spot hubs - Mint including orange and yellow window box with original shop price label attached to front, also comes accompanied with collectors club folded leaflet - superb example of a hard to find issue.
Estimate: £300 - £400 
Sold for: £900
Lot 2048
Corgi No.333 BMC Mini Cooper S "RAC Sun International Rally" - red including interior, white roof, chrome spun hubs, racing number 21 - Near Mint still a superb example, comes with period plain white carded box with "Sun Corgi Mini" and "1000 Winners" to sides - accompanied with facsimile style letter dated 1967 - see photo.
Estimate: £400 - £500 
Sold for: £800
 
  Lot 2127
Corgi No.270 "James Bond" Aston Martin DB5 (1st issue) - finished in silver, red interior and tyres slashers - Mint including inner carded tray with sealed secret instruction pack containing lapel badge, folded leaflet, bandit figure and unapplied decal sheet - wing flap presentation bubble pack is Near Mint superb example one of the best we have seen.
Estimate: £300 - £400 
Sold for: £800
Lot 2125
Corgi No.267 "Batman" - 1st issue Batmobile - finished in black body, red bat hubs, blue tinted windows, with "Batman & Robin" figures, grey plastic aerial - Near Mint beautiful example, inner pictorial stand is Near Mint in a Mint blue and yellow carded picture box with correct inner packing piece and ring, also comes accompanied with instruction pack containing missiles attached to sprue, folded leaflet and lapel badge, also comes with separate instruction leaflet - superb example - see photo.
Estimate: £240 - £280 
Sold for: £680
Lot 2109
Corgi No.GS17 Gift Set comprising of Land Rover (109WB) - red, cream plastic canopy, lemon interior, spun hubs, Ferrari Formula 1 Racing Car - red, chrome spun hubs, racing number 36 mounted on trailer finished in yellow, flat spun hubs - Mint including inner carded tray and outer blue and yellow carded picture box (very minor crease to one corner), comes with correct inner packing piece and collectors club folded leaflet - can only be described as superb example - see photo.
Estimate: £200 - £240 
Sold for: £580
 
The next Specialist Diecast Sale at Vectis will be on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February.  
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