The Malcolm Vollands Military and Civilian Figure Collection
Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment & Accessories Featuring the Malcolm Vollands Collection  
 
The gathering of long standing collector and part time dealer Malcolm Volland will be presented at auction on Friday 30th June. Many of you will know Malcolm from his regular appearances at the London Toy Show.
 
The interesting assembly comprises both contemporary and vintage figures, books, Toy Soldier magazine issues, military artwork and catalogues. Sets of classic Britains, Limited Editions, Collectors Club pieces, Timpo, CBG Mignot, Crescent, Charbens, Elastolin and Lineol are also included. Additionally there are Britains Lilliput, Military and Motorcycle Series.
 
One of the most fascinating pieces is Lot No. 6148 - a Britains 'Eyes Right' Set 3456 - Bahamas Police Band (circa, 1962/3), this group has never been seen before at Vectis and is an uncatalogued item from towards the end of production. It was given a catalogue number but it is thought not to have been given general release.  The charming boxed gathering comprises a Drum Major with Baton, Bass Drum & 18 x Marching Musicians Playing various Correct Silver Instrumentation. An extremely rare set, which has been given a conservative pre-sale estimate of £200 - £300. 
 
Other highlights include -

Lot 6426
Britains - Set 2093 - Band of the Royal Berkshire Regiment in No1 Dress [1956 version], comprising: 1 x Bandmaster - Empty Handed, Drum Major with Mace & 23 x Musicians Playing Various [correct] Instrumentation [Plastic Drums]. Minor paint chips otherwise generally near Mint overall, contained [un-strung] in a generally Good [some storage wear & old repairs] ROAN label set box. Rare.
Estimate: £500 - £700 
 
  Lot 6474
Britains - Set 3/118 - Picture Pack Counter Display, comprising: Counter Display for Picture Pack Series now containing 6 [from 8] Mounted Figures & 23 [from 29] Foot Figures. Near Mint overall, contained in a generally Excellent [minor storage wear] Display Box with Hinged Lid, Celluloid "Window" & Catalogue Numbered/Priced Individual Compartments Figure Compartments. Rare.
Estimate: £500 - £700 
Lot 6094
Britains Modern Issues [Centenary Series], comprising: Set 5891 - The Coronation of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II [from a limited edition of only 85 pieces, presented at the Britains Centenary Dinner - held on 26th June 1993]. Mint, contained in a near Mint Centenary Series box with a Personalised [John Burnett] Dedication Label. Mint overall, contained in a near Mint set box. Extremely RARE
Estimate: £300 - £500 
 
  Lot 6427
Britains - Set 2085 - Household Cavalry - Musical Ride [1954 - 65], comprising: 1 x Kettledrummer & 4 x Trumpeters all in State Dress together with 9 x Life Guards with Lances [Red over White Pennons] & 9 x Royal Horse Guards with Lances [Red over White Pennons]. Some minor paint chips otherwise generally Excellent overall, contained [un-strung] in a generally Good [some storage wear & old repairs] Two Tier ROAN label box. Rare Issue to find complete & boxed.
Estimate: £300 - £500
Lot 6359
Britains - Set 135 - Japanese Cavalry [1904 version], comprising: Mounted Officer with Extended Sabre Arm & 4 x Mounted Cavalry Troopers carrying Short Carbines. Depicted in Pale Blue Tunics, White Breeches & Yellow Caps with Red Bands. Some minor age wear otherwise generally Excellent overall, contained [replacement silhouette insert] in a generally Good [some age wear & repairs] "Whisstock" illustrated [Grey] lid label box.
Estimate: £200 - £300 
 
  Lot 6428
Britains - Set 2108 - Drums & Fifes of the Welsh Guards [1956-60], comprising: 1 x Drum Major, 6 x Musicians Playing Various Instrumentation [Plastic Drums] & 5 x Fifers. Near Mint overall, contained [unstrung] in a generally Very Good [some storage wear & loss to 1 lid corner] ROAN label box.
Estimate: £200 - £300 
Lot 6430
Britains - Set 2113 - Band of the Grenadier Guards [1958 version], comprising of Marching empty handed Officer - Drum Major & 23 x Bandsmen Playing Various Correct Instrumentation [Plastic Drums]. Some minor flaking to drum decals otherwise generally near Mint overall, contained [unstrung] in a generally Good [some storage wear & loss to lid edges] ROAN label set box. Scarce Issue
Estimate: £200 - £300 
 
  Lot 6468
Britains - Set 2172 - Spahi Algerien - full dress [1958-59 only], comprising: 1 x Standard Bearer & 4 x Spahis with Rifles. Mint overall, contained [compartment insert] in a generally Excellent [minor storage wear] ROAN label set box. Rare to find in this condition & boxed.
Estimate: £200 - £300 
Lot 6211
Britains - Set 94 - 21st Lancers [1916 version], comprising: Mounted Trumpeter on a Grey Horse & 4 x Mounted Lancers depicted in Foreign Service Order and Steel Helmets. Furled Lance Pennons. Some minor paint chips otherwise generally Excellent overall. [5]
Estimate: £150 - £220 
 

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If you are interested in buying or selling Lead or Plastic Figures please contact Simon Clarke on simon.clarke@vectis.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1642 750616.
 
* All prices realised include commission


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