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Dolls & Teddy Bears & Tinplate

Wednesday 16th November 2011 10:30am

17 lots containing "Tinplate & Plastic, Model Boats" in this auction

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Marklin No.5044 3 funnel Liner c.1920 - from the 1920 Marklin Catalogue of quality German toys, of substantial tinplate construction with rudder, working clockwork motor, key, propeller. Has been the subject of a professional restoration to a Good standard with red lower hull, black centre and cream upper and superstructure, painted brown decks, together with both masts, includes 6 x lifeboats (some of the metal work including 3 of the lifeboats is reproduction), removable hatch and chimney to roof gives access to spring, includes replacement rigging and flags - a rare example in any condition, almost 50cm long and the first Vectis have had.
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Triang clockwork Lifeboat and Mobo Dog novelty (1) Triang plastic clockwork Lifeboat - white, blue, with brown superstructure, the rudder and propeller have been overpainted in yellow and lacks a small upright accessory to the deck otherwise a Good Plus example in working order with key and removable access hatch with a Good Plus crisp card box, 27cm, (2) Mobo "Scottie" The Walking Dog - pressed steel, with walking action operated by mechanical remote control, black felt ears - Good Plus to Excellent, 32cm. (2)
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Triang a pair of large plastic Ocean Liners (1) Orcades - beige hull, white deck and superstructure, battery operated with switch to deck, includes rudder and propeller, 53cm long and (2) Pretoria Castle - grey hull, white deck and superstructure, includes propeller and rudder, in working order with large Triang key - both have slight warping to the plastic which is normal with this age of model and lack a few minor plastic deck fittings but overall are generally Good Plus, the Pretoria Castle comes with a Good card box with illustrated label. (2)
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Sutcliffe Models "Fury" tinplate clockwork Gunboat - scarce model with red hull and grey superstructure, lacks mast and the clockwork mechanism requires attention but does include the rudder and propeller - otherwise Good for display.
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Sutcliffe Models Unda Wunda Diving Submarine - early example of this tinplate clockwork Boat, lacks much of its grey paint to the superstructure but does include the rubber bung, periscope and key and is in working order - Fair to Good including an illustrated card box.
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Large professionally built radio controlled Speedboat Aquarama - impressive model is 89cm long, of streamlined wooden construction to the hull with a varnished finish, bright plated metal parts, with clear plastic windscreen, upholstered seating, cockpit dials and control, untested and unchecked for completeness but appears to have had some light use, comes with an Aquarama Riva control unit and a substantial stand - Near Mint for display.
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Billing Boats and other Kit/handbuilt wooden Ships, (1) Yawl Norwegian Fishing Vessel, 70cm long with cloth sails, (2) 55cm Yacht with twin sails and (3) 47cm model of HMS Bronington, c.1953, a Naval Minesweeper, (4) 4-masted wooden Warship, 83cm long and 61cm high and (5) 2-masted Clipper, 68cm long and 46cm high - all have been built to a Good to Excellent standard and appear to include most of their rigging, with metal fittings and each has a stand. (5)
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Group of large Scratchbuilt wooden Ships with metal fittings (1) 1 metre long 3-masted Sailing Ship "Danmark", (2) See Adler 1888 3-masted Ship, 90cm long, (3) Thames Sailing Barge with cloth sails, 60cm, (4) Rhine Wine Boat, c.1875 with cloth sails and masts, 75cm and (5) 1876 Topsail Schooner with 3 masts "William Ashburner" - all have been nicely constructed, either Scratchbuilt or possibly from the professionally produced Billing Series of wooden boat kits, all have intricate metal fittings and rigging, various accessories, cloth sail where appropriate and substantial wooden stands, a few have loose fittings which may require reattachment, an opportunity to purchase a series of impressive model ships built to a Good standard for display. Also included is a wooden box containing spare wood, plastic and metal fittings etc with some tools suitable for a model boat builder. (5 plus a box of spares)
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Two large wooden handbuilt Galleon Ships - both of substantial wooden construction, possibly made from the professionally Billing Boats range of kits or similar, the black smaller 75cm one has cloth sails and rigging, both have metal fittings, the larger 100cm vessel has a large number of guns with gold trim, masts etc and each has a stand - built to a Good standard. (2)
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Large model of the HMCS Corvette and other Warships - the lot comprises this large model of the Corvette as used on the North Atlantic Convoys, appears to have made from a plastic kit, 87cm long. Also included are a number of Airfix or similar made-up models of various Battle Ships and Warships including Aircraft carriers in varying scales, some have name plaques attached to them to include Yamato, Musashi, USS Cochane, Akagi Japanese Aircraft Carrier, Schnellboot and others, some may lack or have loose minor fittings but still a Fair interesting lot for the boat enthusiast. (30+)
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Selcol, Penguin, Chad Valley and Japanese assorted model Boats - lot comprises Selcol (UK) "Knickerbocker" battery operated plastic Cabin Cruiser with outboard motor clamped to the rear, 37cm and a battery operated plastic Speedboat of unconfirmed manufacture, 34cm. Penguin items include Pinnace and Cabin Cruiser - plastic clockwork models c.1950s including 24cm Pinnace and 28cm Cabin Cruiser, together with a Chad Valley wood/tinplate Queen Mary Liner with 3 x funnels 30cm long and a tinplate Record Car 11cm. In this lot is a Laing Craft (Japan) battery operated Motor Boat c.1960s with blue plastic hull, white wooden deck, with outboard motor clamped to the rear, 38cm - Fair to Good interesting lot for the boat enthusiast. (7)
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Sutcliffe Models Commodore clockwork Cruiser - red hull, white deck and superstructure, includes deck fittings and flag - in Good Plus to Excellent working order with key, illustrated box and inner packaging.
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Sutcliffe Models Sea Wolf Atomic Submarine - tinplate clockwork model is yellow, with red plastic deck mounted fittings and rubber bung, clockwork motor requires attention but includes a key otherwise Good Plus for display with illustrated box and inner packaging.
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Triang "Thames" 14" clockwork Cabin Cruiser - plastic model, lacks mast and rear flag otherwise Good including an illustrated cardboard box, 38cm.
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Hess (Germany) early tinplate Boat with Gyro motor - rare item from the early part of the 20th Century, red, white, yellow deck with detailed tinprinting, funnel, mechanism a little loose but in working order - a Good Plus scarce example, 24cm long.
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Plank (Germany) tinplate clockwork Submarine - scarce example lacking most of its paint in bare metal finish but still with propeller and working order with original key - a Fair basis for restoration or display, 20cm long.
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Bing (Bavaria) tinplate clockwork 3 funnelled Liner - scarce original example from the 1920s, red lower hull, dark blue upper, cream superstructure with yellow decks and mast, includes both lifeboats, twin propellers to rear and rudder, some wear to the original paint finish particularly to the lower hull on one side otherwise a Fair to Good example in working order with key, 37cm long.
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