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The Military, Civilian figures, equipment and accessories sale held on the 24th of November featured Modern Issues from Britains, and Del Prado; Contemporary Issues from Thomas Gunn including tanks, submarines and figures; Britains, King and Country, Frontline figures, and others. Civilian Figures, Equipment & Accessories from John Hill, Crescent, Charbens, and Heyde, plus Plastic Figures, Equipment & Accessories from Timpo Swoppets, Lone Star, Foot Knights and more. The sale included military headgear & militaria including flight suits and helmets and military artwork; plus, ship models, Britains Racing Colours, Britains Farm Series, and boxed and unboxed Britains Military Issues. There was an impressive Airfix Archive collection, including hard to find original carded bag examples, boxed vehicle kits, and original artwork. And the sale also included other makers including Lucotte, Dinky, John Ciuffo, plus, Toy Soldier Books, Catalogues & Ephemera and Toy Soldier Display Cases.

 

Airfix - Original Roy Cross Artwork, comprising: Original Water Colour/Gouache Study on Art Board Box Top Artwork [Image Size: 22 x18.5 Inches / 56 x 47cm] Ready to Race Cars Series - Set MR 125 - 2 x Mini Coopers [Red/Green] - 1966. Fully Signed By Roy. Split to lower RH corner otherwise near Mint overall. Unique.
Estimate: £1500 - £2000 Sold For: £2100
Britains - Racing Colours Series - [1930 Issue] - Owner - Mrs. W. V. Beatty, comprising: Horse - Brown, Jockey Colours - Red/Orange Cap & Mustard Yellow Silks with White Spots. Ref: Kirk [2nd Edition] , Plate 1 - 4:4. Generally near Mint overall. Rare Issue, the First Example to be Sold by Vectis. [2 pieces]
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £2000
Britains - Racing Colours Series - [1936 Issue] - Owner - Mr. P. Dunne, comprising: Horse - Grey, Jockey Colours - White Cap & Claret Silks with Vertical White Sleeve Stripes. Ref: Kirk [2nd Edition] , Plate 4 - 3:1. Generally near Mint overall. Rare Issue, the First Example to be Sold by Vectis. [2 pieces]
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £1000
Britains - Racing Colours Series - [Post-War, 1954 Issue] - American Owner - Mr J. E. Ferguson, comprising: Horse - Brown, Jockey Colours - Green/Pink Quartered Cap & Green Silks with Horizontal Pink Stripes. Ref: Kirk [2nd Edition], Plate 4 - 5:2. / Roberts - Plate 116. Mint overall. Rare Issue. [2]
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £850
Britains - Racing Colours Series - [Un-catalogued 1933 Issue] - Owner - Mr. W. Woodward, comprising: Horse - Brown, Jockey Colours - Black Cap, White Silks with Red Spots. Ref: Kirk, Plate 13 - 1:2 / Britains Archive Sale [Christie's] - Plate 293 - 5:10. Near Mint overall. Extremely Rare Issue, the First Example to be Sold by Vectis. [2]
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £1300
Britains - Racing Colours Series - [Un-catalogued 1933 Issue] - Owner - Mr. W. Barnett, comprising: Horse - Brown, Jockey Colours - Yellow/White Quartered Cap, Rust Red Silks with a Black Sash. Ref: Kirk [2nd Edition], Plate 1 - 4:1. Mint overall. Extremely Rare Issue, the First Example to be Sold by Vectis. [2]
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £950
Britains: Paris Office - Infanterie Hindoo [Indian Infantry],1912 version, comprising: Marching Officer with Drawn Sword , Marching Sapper with Axe, Marching Colour Bearer & 5 x Infantry Marching at the Trail. Square Bases Marked "depose". Depicted in Khaki Tunics, Red Trousers & Green Turbans with Red Crowns. Some minor paint loss otherwise generally Excellent overall. Rare, the First Examples of this Variant to be Sold by Vectis. [8]
Estimate: £300 - £500 Sold For: £1700
Britains - Un-catalogued - Duke, 1953 Coronation / Royal Tournament Souvenir Edition, comprising: Mounted Duke [C in C Grenadier Guards], Fixed Pointing Arm Turned in the Saddle [A Modified Lancer Officer Casting]. Depicted in: Red Jacket with Blue Sash, Blue Trousers & Bearskin. Mounted on a Brown Lancer Officer type Standing Horse. Purchased by the Vendor from the Britains Saleswoman who staffed the Britains Stand at Earls Court in 1953 & kept by her for the last 60 odd years. Near Mint overall. Unboxed. Rare Issue, the first example of this variant to be sold by Vectis.
Estimate: £90 - £150 Sold For: £620
Britains - Set 97 - Royal Marine Light Infantry [1899 version], comprising: Officer, Running with Drawn Sword & 7 x Marines with Running at the Trail [1 rifle muzzle missing]. Some minor age wear otherwise generally Excellent overall, contained [restrung - Gamages Insert] in a generally Good [some age wear] printed [Pink] label set box. Rare, early issue
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £660
Britains - Set 1913 - The Cameronians, [1940/41 only], comprising: Officer Marching Empty Handed & 6 x Cameronians Marching at the Slope. Generally near Mint overall, contained [strung] in a generally near Mint "Armies of the World" [Grey] lid label box with "1913" & "CUNNINGHAM" Series end labels.
Estimate: £90 - £150 Sold For: £1000
Britains for Gamages - Types of the Indian Army - Display Set - Infantry, Post War Issue, comprising: from Set 68 - The 2nd Bombay Native Infantry - 8 x Sepoys Marching at the Slope & from Set . All are Depicted in Blue Tunics with Red Facings, Red Baggy Trousers & Dark Blue Turbans & from Set 64 - Indian Army Display Set - 7th Bengal Infantry - Officer Marching with Drawn Sword, Pioneer & 6 x Infantry Marching at the Trail - Dark Blue, Red Jackets with Yellow Facings, Dark Blue Trousers with Red Stripe, White Gaiters & Black Boots. Generally Near Mint overall, contained [strung - insert stamped "GAMAGES OF HOLBORN"] in generally Fair to Good [moderate storage wear] Gamages Special Toy Soldiers [Orange] Label set box. Rare Issue.
Estimate: £950 - £1500 Sold For: £1600