Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment & Accessories - Monday 26th November 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
The Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment & Accessories sale held on the 26th of November featured modern, contemporary and plastic issues, 1/6th Scale Action Figures, Militaria, Airfix Archive, and Britains - Unboxed Military Issues. The sale also included three private owner collections, Sally's Collection featured a large selection of Britains Models, including Britains Modern Issues (Special Collectors Edition series), Britains Farm series, including Pre-war items; Farm people, Hunt series, and cricketers, plus Miniature Household and Kitchen Utensil sets, and “Map of the World” Cows. The Franzini - Tibaldeo Collection included a wide selection of military figures and vehicles from the collection of the Roman collector Alessandro Franzini Tibaldeo, preserved and kept by Edoardo F.T. from makers such as Heyde, Haffner, Mignalu, Quiralu, Britains and others.
The third private owner collection, Connoisseur Miniatures From Russia, included 33 lots of Studios figures, from (St. Petersburg) Grenada Studios, Amber Studios, Niena and Aeroart, plus Lead Army Studios, all in 54mm scale.
Britains Farm Series, comprising: Scenic Display Backdrop [73 x 20cm] with folding Base Section. Coloured Copied from a Pre-War Example & mounted onto card. Some storage wear otherwise generally Very Good overall
Britains - Miniature Kitchen Utensils Set, 1920's Issue, comprising: 2 x Saucepans [one handle detached], 2 x Kettles, Boiler, Coal Scuttle, Teapot, Coffee Pot, Water pot, Pair of Steps. Generally Excellent overall, contained [slotted insert card] in a Fair to Good [scuffs/tears/repairs to extremities] printed [White] Art Nouveau style lid label set box. Rare to find complete & in this condition
Britains - Set 1495 - Painters and Ladder Set comprising: Painter in Brown Trousers & Brown Cap, Painter in Dark Green Trousers & Dark Grey Cap carrying a Ladder & Painter with Paint Brush [to stand on ladder] in Dark Blue Trousers & Light Grey Cap. Minor paint chips otherwise Near Mint overall, contained [strung] in a generally Excellent [minor age wear] illustrated [cream] label set box. Becoming Extremely Rare to find in this condition, complete & boxed
Britains - Set 912 - Adult Giraffe [Pre War Issue], comprising: Large Adult Giraffe. Some minor paint chips otherwise generally Excellent to Near Mint overall, contained in a generally Good to Very Good [some age wear & recent staple repairs to lid ends] illustrated [Cream] label plain set box. Very Rare Issue to find in this condition & boxed, one of the best examples we have seen.
Britains - The Rotary Railway Express, Circa, 1880, comprising: Small 2:2:2 "Spinners" Locomotive finished in Green Enamel with Gold Wheel, Chimney, Steam Dome & Whistle. 3" [7.5cm] Long. Some paint loss & age wear otherwise generally Very Good overall. Ex. Arnold Rolak Collection, Christies Lot 3 -1st December 2000. Extremely Rare
Britains for Nestles circa 1924, "Map of the World" Cow, previously unknown paint variant with Buff coloured marking [the lighter colour used on the Jersey Cow], comprising: Friesian Cow with Buff /White Markings forming a World Map along its Flanks, made as a Nestle` s Milk promotional item in 1924 for the British Empire Exhibition. This particular example has the Continent's in Buff & the Ocean's in White. This second version has the wording "Nestles Milk" & " The World Cow" cast onto its Flanks. Originally purchased new in 1924 for 3 sisters from the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley, the model was then placed [for safety with the other two] in the family china cabinet, they have remained there [for 87 years] until late 2011. Apart from a little age yellowing this example is absolutely Mint overall. One of the finest examples seen by Vectis. Extraordinarily Rare, originally sold by Vectis in November 2012
Britains - Circus Series, comprising: A Quantity [30 pieces] of Circus Types, Animals & Accessories. Includes: Clowns, Equestrienne's, Tigers, Ring Masters, Stiltmen, Etc. Some paint losses, minor damages & missing components otherwise generally Good to Very Good overall. [Qty]
U.S. Steel Helmet - M1 Helmet, 1950's Production, now comprising: Marbled Green/Brown Inner Liner [Only] Painted on the Outer Surface in UN Blue with UN Badge & Markings. Dated: February, 1974. Original Liner Present. Some minor age wear otherwise generally Good overall. Together with, UN Beret, Dated, 1987. Complete with White Enamelled UN Badge. Generally Excellent overall. 
Soviet Bloc Era [1960's-1970's Issue], AFV Crew Infra-Red Night Sights, comprising: Binocular Type Night Sights [untested] Contained in a Green Hi Impact Plastic Carrying Case with Cyrillic Script Markings & Leather Securing Straps. Some Service wear otherwise generally Very Good overall.
Aeroart [St Petersburg Collection] - 54mm Scale Medieval / Renaissance Ranges, comprising: Model 5101 - Knight on Foot with Double Handed Sword, Amber Studios - Model No' - Oriental Knight with Battle Axe & Model No' 125 - VAR1 - Knight on Foot Waving Large Banner. Painted to Level 5 [Connoisseur Standard]. Mint & Superb overall.