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Tinplate, Dolls & Teddy Bears

Thursday 23rd February 2012 10:30am

14 lots containing "Tinplate & Plastic, Military Models" in this auction

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ETC (Japan) early Tinplate clockwork Tank - military green with some tinprinting and black machine guns, fitted with metal chain-link type tracks, in working order - Good Plus to Excellent, immediate pre-war example, 13cm long.
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Large German Tinplate Articulated Rocket Launcher Truck circa 1960 - scarce example constructed from heavy gauge tinplate, similar to the Marx Toys vehicles of the time, military green with yellow trim, comes with a red/yellow plastic rocket, trailer has launching pad with lifting gear, jockey wheels, rubber tyres, some light wear but generally an Excellent scarce example for display, 50cm long, comes in the original illustrated cardboard box with instruction sheet.
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Nomura (Japan) US Army "Satellite Launcher" Truck - scarce example with the TN trademark circa 1960, military green with detailed tinprinting, friction drive, plastic satellite revolves as the truck is pushed along - Excellent Plus, 20cm, in a Good Plus card box with colourfully illustrated lid.
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Horndlein (Germany) or similar Tinplate clockwork Submarine - circa 1930's, the deck has an unusual two-colour orange/green camouflage finish, grey hull and superstructure, working order with propeller and rudder - Good Plus, 29cm long.
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Bing (Germany) Tinplate clockwork Submarine - scarce early example circa 1908, grey, black, with gilt coloured fittings, rudder and propeller, clockwork mechanism requires attention but includes the brass screw-down cap and lead weight to the hull - Good, 30cm.
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Marx Toys (UK) large Tinplate clockwork Military Tractor Unit and Wagon Trailer - very unusual item made at the Louis Marx factory in Dudley circa 1939, comprising a clockwork Prime Mover in working order which when wound travels forward and alternatively turns from left to right, fitted with working brake, tows a 2-wheel wagon-trailer, both vehicles being in 3-colour camouflage, some wear to the wheels and towing gear otherwise generally Good Plus to Excellent for display, being some 43cm long and comes in a Fair illustrated cardboard box, the first example that Vectis have seen.
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Marx Toys (Hong Kong) Military Jeep and Cap Firing Tank (1) plastic battery operated Tank in 2-colour camouflage with black rubber tracks, machine gun, aerial, opening hatch with figure, 29cm; (2) "Tricky Action Jeep" in military green, lacks front bumper, battery operated, plastic, 14cm. Also included is (3) a Marx Toys battery operated Hill Climbing Jeep white with plated parts, lacks aerial, 20cm and (4) Airfix Bachmann Mini Planes Corsair dark blue - otherwise Good to Excellent. (4)
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Victory Models Vosper RAF Rescue Tender - grey plastic battery operated model with black hull and white roof section, includes some of the brass deck fittings and 2 x fire fighting monitors, includes mast and rear crane derrick, twin brass propellers and rudders - Good for display including an illustrated box.
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Radio Controlled Tiger 5 Leopard Tank - military green plastic model with gun, camera, black rubber tracks, includes control unit which requires an aerial - otherwise Excellent for display, 30cm long, in a Fair illustrated box.
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Philip Neidermeier (Germany) Tinplate clockwork Tank - dark green, with 2-colour camouflage, includes white rubber tracks, clockwork motor in working order with brake - Good Plus, 18cm.
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British made Tinplate clockwork Tank - scarce example is military green with tinprinted detail, Registration No.MS652/54, believed to have been made for Marks & Spencer in 1954, Good Plus, working order, moves forward and turns periodically with firing action, 13cm.
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Gama (Germany) Tinplate clockwork Tank - circa 1950's, tinprinted item including axe and spade accessories to deck, opening hatch, lacks one white rubber track to left-hand side otherwise in Good Plus working order with a substantial key, 18cm long.
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Large Hong Kong Plastic battery operated "Adventurer Jeep" - military green with mystery action, lacks steering wheel but includes driver - Good, 29cm, including an illustrated box.
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Tinplate Military vehicles and a Train - to include (1) US Army Jeep 18cm - Near Mint including box, (2) Eastern European tinplate clockwork Jeep in camouflage livery with firing sound and brake, 25cm long - Excellent in a Good card box, (3) an unboxed Chinese made friction drive Tank with pop-up driver, 16cm. Also included is (4) an Eastern European Technofix style clockwork folding tinplate Train Layout with Locomotive and 4 x Goods Wagons, 107cm long - Excellent in an illustrated box. (4)
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