The Specialist sale held on the 16th of January featured four private owner collections. The Leicestershire Collection included Corgi Fawlty Towers vehicle sets, Inspector Morse, Noddy and more, plus buses, road and racing cars, commercials, military; Dinky buses, farm vehicles, commercials and trucks. Part 3 of The Hereford Collection included Dinky cars, buses, commercials and pre-war sets; whilst The John Ramsey Archive Collection featured further Dinky vehicles, pre-war and accessories; Corgi, plus books, and ephemera. The Swiss Collection included groups of resin and cast metal car kits plus aircraft groups and the sale also included further Corgi, Dinky, and Triang Spot-On.
Dinky Pre-war 28 Series "Meccano Engineering for Boys" - yellow body, gold wheels - Good Plus still a lovely bright example of a harder issue to find - see photo. From the John Ramsay Archive Collection.
Estimate: £1000 - £1200
Sold For: £2900
Dinky 39b Oldsmobile - RARE two-tone issue finished in cream body, tan wheel arches, silver trim, black ridged hubs with smooth tyres - Excellent (couple of very minor chips to front and rear bumpers) still a beautiful example.
Estimate: £500 - £600
Sold For: £800
Corgi GS6 Gift Set including Bristol Bloodhound Guided Missile with Launching Ramp and Loading Trolley, "RAF" Land Rover, English Electric Thunderbird Guided Missile on Trolley, Radar Unit, "RAF" Staff Car and Decca Airfield Radar Scanner - conditions are generally Excellent to Near Mint (apart from one percussion head which has started to melt), inner carded tray and packing piece are Good Plus, yellow base is Good (does have corrosion marks around edges) in a Fair blue and yellow lift off lid with correct "The Rocket Age" folded leaflet - see photo.
Estimate: £500 - £600
Sold For: £700
Corgi 801 "Noddy's" Car - yellow, red, with "Noddy, Big Ears and Grey Face Golly" figures, chrome trim - Near Mint a beautiful example in an Excellent Plus blue and yellow window box.
Estimate: £110 - £130
Sold For: £420
Corgi 801 "Noddy's" Car - yellow, red with "Noddy, Big Ears and Dark Brown Tubby Bear" figure (RARE issue), chrome trim - Near Mint in an Excellent Plus window box.
Estimate: £100 - £120
Sold For: £500
Dinky 152 Austin Devon Saloon - two-tone yellow, mid-blue including ridged hubs with black smooth tyres, silver trim - Near Mint (very minor box rub wear marks to roof) in a Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box with correct colour spot (small mark to one end flap where label has been removed) - see photo.
Estimate: £130 - £160
Sold For: £460
Dinky 38f Jaguar SS - mid-blue including ridged hubs, grey interior and tonneau, silver trim - Near Mint (couple of very minor marks on edges) still a lovely bright example.
Estimate: £50 - £70
Sold For: £380
Dinky 189 Triumph Herald Promotional Issue - finished in pale grey, lilac, silver trim, spun hubs - Excellent a lovely bright example, comes in a standard issue Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box with white and blue colour spot - see photo.
Estimate: £300 - £400
Sold For: £620
Triang Spot-On 165 Vauxhall Cresta Saloon - green body, off white interior with grey steering wheel, chrome trim, cast spun hubs - Excellent Plus a beautiful example in a Good Plus carded box with colour collectors card - see photo.
Estimate: £140 - £160
Sold For: £660
AMR a group of cast metal Car Kits - to include Porsche 935 in Daytona 83 and 84 versions, Corvette Daytona 84 and 85, Porsche 911 Turbo and Alpine A310 - unchecked for completeness but appear Near Mint including packaging. (6)
Estimate: £70 - £90
Sold For: £240