Highlights - Specialist & Tinplate Toys 7th December 2016
The Specialist & Tinplate Toys sale held on the 7th of December featured over 470 lots, starting with Part 3 of the Sci-Fi Robots and TV Related collection which contained clockwork and battery operated toys from Nomura, Yoshiya and many more. The Canadian Collection featured further tinplate cars, robots and toys from European, Japanese and UK manufacturers.  There were over 100 lots of Specialist and General toys including Matchbox, Corgi and Dinky and the sale which concluded with Tinplate & Plastic vehicles, ships and boats, toys and robots from continental and European manufacturers.

  Lot 1167 -- Gamda (Israel) No.8105 Corvette Stingray - silver, with red interior, opening doors, applied stickers - Good and comes in a Good "Transport Series" card box. Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold for: £132
Lot 1184 -- Dinky No.245 Superfast Gift Set - to include Aston Martin, Jensen and E Type Jaguar Cars (see photo) - Excellent to Near Mint in a Fair window box. Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold for: £192  
Lot 1289 -- Matchbox group of boxed and unboxed 1-75 Models - to include No.42 Mercedes Container Truck, No.59 Porsche, No.27 Lamborghini Streakers, No.1 Superfast Dodge Challenger, No.6 Mercedes 350SL, No.17 The Londoner Bus, No.51 Citroen SM, No.42 T-Bird, No.33 Datsun 128X, No.41 Ambulance and others. Excellent to Near Mint in Fair to Good boxes together with a number of Good unboxed busses. (24) (19 boxed models and 5 unboxed) Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold for: £168
Lot 1291 -- Matchbox a group of Convoy Trucks and other models including Gift Sets - Convoy Trucks include Crookes, Redcap, NASA Rocket Transporter and Control Vehicles, Sealink, 7-Up, Darts Aircraft Carrier, Michelin, Walls, CY14 Kenworth Boat Transporter, Varta, Duckhams Oils, Super Gas, Shark Boat Transporter, Tizer Tanker and others. Gift Sets include various Sky Busters, Airport, Construction Sets, Collectors Series, Australia Post and Farming Set. Near Mint to Mint in Good to Excellent packaging (some a little dusty). (41 Convoy Trucks and 6 Gift Sets) Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold for: £384  
  Lot 1298 -- Matchbox a Group of manly Superfast Models in blister packs and window boxes - to include MB5 Peterbilt, MB65 Cadillac Allante, MB29 Loader, MB44 Model T4, MB24 Airport Fire Service, MB12 Stake Truck, MB32 Excavator, MB22 Jaguar XK120, MB2 BMW 850, MB24 Lincoln Town Car, together with a quantity of MB38 Ford Vans in Big Ben, Ribena, BBC, Pepsi Cola, Kellogg?s and other livery?s including Ford Model T Royal Mail. Other MB Models include Motorcycle Trailer, Citroen, Shuttle Command Centre, Australia Telecom, NASA, AMX Javelin and others including Swiss Collection, Dumper Truck, Volkswagen Postal Golf, Unichem. Also in this lot are a number of Matchbox originals including Fire Engine, Bus, Tractor, Road Roller, together with several Multi Vehicle Sets. Near Mint to Mint in Good to Excellent assorted packaging. (144) Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold for: £480
Lot 1398 -- A&M Bartram (UK) Dan Dare Space Ship Builder No.1. Steel construction set to build "space ships and jet jeeps". Silver, red, blue and black parts strung and pinned to internal packing card. This set appears to be unused and complete. Box size 16"/40.5cm x 12"/30.5cm. Some surface rusting to small plated pieces, otherwise Good Plus in a Fair illustrated lift off lid box (lid corners split) with instruction booklet. Together with an assortment of additional Dan Dare Space Ship Builder pieces, including two made up space ships and a further instruction booklet. Pieces are Good to Fair. (2) Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold for: £228  
  Lot 1442 -- Raphael Lipkin (UK) Land Rover. Grey and red polythene "pull-apart" model with driver figure. Length 6"/15cm. Excellent to Near Mint in Good intact illustrated card box. Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold for: £180
Lot 1460 -- Burnett (UK) Ubilda Tower Bridge. Made up model from this scarce tinplate constructional toy. Length 28"/71cm. Unchecked for completeness but model is Excellent for display. With Fair to Good illustrated box (lid sides replaced). Estimate: £80 - £120 Sold for: £264  

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