Prices are Strong in the 14th June Diecast Sale
Prices were increasingly strong in the Specialist Diecast Sale on Wednesday 14th June at Vectis. In particular it was the Gift Sets and TV and Film Related pieces that commanded the most interest and therefore pushed the prices up. 

The sale had included five private owner collections offering over 700 lots of superior Diecast.  There were boxed, unboxed and loose groups of British and Continental Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox.
 
Other, more niche manufacturers included Spot-on, Solido, Tekno, Mebetoys and Norev to name just a few.  There was a garage full of buses, construction vehicles, tractors, fire tenders, lorries and military vehicles.  The Wiking HO Collection offers the opportunity to purchase lots in pre-mounted display cases. 
 
Below are a few highlights from the sale -  

Lot 1300
Spot-on Presentation Pack "Sports Cars" - comprising of No.104 MGA - red, grey interior, black steering wheel; No.108 Triumph TR3 - pale blue with light blue interior, black steering wheel; No.107 Jaguar XKSS - green, grey interior and tonneau, black steering wheel and No.105 Austin Healey - yellow, grey interior, cream steering wheel - conditions are generally Near Mint to Mint, carded base and inner packing pieces are Excellent - also comes with protective windscreen card - lift off lid is Good Plus (couple of small scuffs to edges), still a beautiful example - see photo.
Estimate: £400 - £500 
Sold for: £1020
 
  Lot 1280
Corgi No.497 "The Man From UNCLE" Thrushbuster - cream body, cast hubs and lamps - Mint (couple of very minor factory marks), a beautiful example - inner pictorial stand is Excellent Plus complete with waverly ring plus packing pieces - outer blue and yellow carded picture box is Good Plus to Excellent (couple of small scuffs on edges) - see photo.
Estimate: £480 - £520 
Sold for: £816
Lot 1297
Corgi No.GS38 Gift Set "Rallye Monte Carlo" - comprising of (1) BMC Mini Cooper S - red including interior, white roof, spun hubs, racing No.52; (2) Rover 2000 - metallic maroon, white roof, red interior, spun hubs, racing No.136 and (3) Citroen DS19 - light blue, white roof with grey plastic aerial, lemon interior, spun hubs, racing No.75 - conditions are generally Excellent to Excellent Plus (although all have small marks on edges and slight wear to decals) - still display well - inner pictorial stand is Good Plus in a Good blue and yellow carded picture box - see photo.
Estimate: £500 - £600 
Sold for: £792
 
  Lot 1298
Corgi No.GS37 Gift Set "Lotus Racing Team" - comprising of Volkswagen Breakdown Truck - white, lemon interior, red, spun hubs, red Trailer with flat spun hubs, with Lotus detachable chassis; Lotus Climax Racing Car - green, spun hubs, racing No.1; Lotus Elan S2 - green, yellow stripes, red interior, detachable chassis with spun hubs; Lotus Elan Coupe - yellow, green hood and stripes, detachable chassis with spun hubs - also comes with racing No.2 and 4 unapplied decal sheets, instruction leaflet and cones in polythene bag plus "Model Car Makers to James Bond" colour folded leaflet - conditions appear to be generally Near Mint to Mint, polystyrene tray is Excellent, also comes with "Mr Retailer" packing piece - outer blue and yellow window box is Good Plus - see photo.
Estimate: £240 - £280 
Sold for: £744
Lot 1216
Corgi No.238 Jaguar Mark X - light kingfisher blue, lemon interior, silver trim, spun hubs - Near Mint beautiful example of a harder issue colour to find in a generally Excellent blue and yellow carded picture box (very light fading to one end flap), still displays well - see photo.
Estimate: £100 - £120 
Sold for: £720
 
  Lot 1303
Dinky No.110 Aston Martin DB3 Sports Car - pale green, red interior and ridged hubs with black smooth tyres, figure driver, racing No.22 - Near Mint in an Excellent yellow and red carded picture box, nice bright example.
Estimate: £90 - £110 
Sold for: £648
Lot 1507
Dinky No.903 2nd Cab Foden Flat Truck with Tailboard - scarce colour variation has mid blue cab, chassis and Supertoy hubs, cream flatbed with tailboard riveted on, 2 paint chips to top of cab - otherwise the cab and chassis is Excellent, the flatbed is Near Mint and comes in a Fair card box with a split to one side of the lid but does have the correct illustration.
Estimate: £280 - £340 
Sold for: £648
 
  Lot 1276
Corgi No.267 "Batman" - Batmobile - finished in a harder to find matt black body, blue tinted windscreens with "Batman & Robin" figures, red and gold Bat hubs, grey plastic aerial - overall condition is generally Excellent (small mark to one side) - still a beautiful example - comes with instruction pack containing folded leaflets, lapel badge and missiles still attached to sprue - inner pictorial stand is Good in a Good blue and yellow carded picture box - still a bright example - see photo.
Estimate: £400 - £500 
Sold for: £600
Lot 1292
Corgi No.GS12 Gift Set "Grand Prix Racing" - comprising of Volkswagen Breakdown Truck - white, red, lemon interior, spun hubs; Cooper Maserati - blue, cast hubs, racing No.7; Porsche Carrera 6 - white body, red doors and bonnet, blue engine cover, black interior with figure driver, cast hubs, racing No.60; Lotus Climax - green, spun hubs, racing No.1, Trailer - red, cast hubs plus cones, figure and 3 x hay bales - conditions appear to be generally Excellent Plus to Mint (apart from trailer which is only Good Plus) - polystyrene tray is Good Plus to Excellent in a Good Plus blue and yellow window box, displays well - see photo.
Estimate: £280 - £340 
Sold for: £456
 
  Lot 1509
Dinky No.919 Guy Van "Golden Shred" - red, with yellow Supertoy hubs, slight manufacturers paint flaw to the right hand rear door but otherwise overall a Near Mint bright example which comes in a Good blue and white striped box.
Estimate: £300 - £400 
Sold for: £456

* All prices include buyers commission.

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