The General Toy and Tinplate sale held on the 21st
of September featured over 290 lots general toys, including Corgi, Dinky,
Matchbox, Lledo, Oxford Diecast, UT Models and Solido. Plus, Atlas Editions,
Franklin Mint, Britains and Del Prado. Further items included Trains,
Scalextric, Games, Jigsaws, books and Christmas decorations. Tinplate and Plastic lots included Sutcliffe,
Hornby and Triang boats; battery operated, clockwork and friction drive
vehicles, tinplate canons and guns, tanks and military vehicles, Meccano
aircraft, space and novelty toys.
Tekno 1/50 scale 013090 Ab (Europe to Middle East International Transport) Articulated Truck with Curtainside Trailer "Astran", complete with certificate no.213/350 produced. Condition is generally Near Mint to Mint in Good Plus to Excellent outer window box and foam packaging.
Estimate: £70 - £80
Sold For: £240
A quantity of War Gaming Magazines and Books to include "Tank War" (War Lord Games) a hardback book "Nam 1965 to 1972" the Vietnam War Miniatures Game "Battlefront", a sealed "Flames of War" war gaming book set which is entitled "Bulge" (Watch on the Rhine September 1944 to February 1945). This is a supplement for Flames of War, The World of War 2 Miniatures Game and details "Battle of the Bulge" & "The Ardennes Offensive", 2 x boxed GMT Games "Downtown - Air War Over Hanoi, 1965 to 1972 which both contain scenario books, play dice, cardboard pieces and everything else related to this war game series, along with others. Also to include in this lot as mentioned is a large quantity of Magazines related to war games and war gaming such as War Games Illustrated, Miniature War Games and similar. Conditions all generally appear Good although nothing has been checked for completeness or correctness. Please note due to the weight of this lot shipping is not available, therefore collection only. (large qty in 2 plastic containers)
Estimate: £20 - £30
Sold For: £160
Sutcliffe "Chris-Craft Special Race Boat" - late production tinplate clockwork produced for the Windermere Steam Boat Dock Museum, issued by Chris-Craft of Florida, USA, no key but motor is in working order, with rudder and propeller - Near Mint in plain card box, with some literature.
Estimate: £100 - £150
Sold For: £380
Ever Ready "Battery Operated Motor Car" - scarce model car 7.5"/18cm long, based on Austin 70 Hampshire - red, metal fittings, untested but appears Excellent for display and still comes in Good illustrated presentation box with pictorial insert.
Estimate: £50 - £60
Sold For: £170
A large quantity of boxed Jigsaw Puzzles by Falcon Deluxe, Jumbo, Ravensburger, Schmid and other makers to include Jumbo 1000-piece Comic Puzzle "Farm Visit", Jumbo 1000-piece Comic Puzzle "The Cattle Market", Falcon Deluxe 1000-piece "An Afternoon in the Bookshop", Ravensburger 1000-piece "Haberdashery Heaven", Ravensburger 1000-piece "Golf Safari" along with others. Please note the majority of these boxes are still sealed therefore contents are assumed to be Near Mint to Mint although none have been checked for completeness or correctness in generally Good to Good Plus outer pictorial lift off lid boxes. (27 in 3 boxes)
Estimate: £30 - £35
Sold For: £180
Marklin (Germany) Stationary Steam Engine circa 1910 - a very scarce example comprising brass boiler with chimney, flywheel and cylinder etc, unchecked for completeness but includes a burner with wick - a Fair basis requiring restoration, appears incomplete.
Estimate: £80 - £120
Sold For: £420
Chinese made Jumbo type Crane - tinplate friction drive scarce example is red/yellow with winding action to the elevating and extending jib, includes hook, driver figure to the cab - Excellent Plus to Near Mint ex-shop stock example in an Excellent illustrated box, 10.5"/27cm high.
Estimate: £30 - £40
Sold For: £220
Pair of Portuguese tinplate clockwork Tanker Lorries - to include Mobilgas - red and Sacor - red/blue, no key but both motors are in working order and the cabs still contain their drivers, circa 1960's, 8"/20cm long - Good. (2)
Estimate: £30 - £40
Sold For: £220