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The Specialist sale held on the 16th of March included a number of boxed and unboxed, single and group lots from Matchbox, Corgi, Dinky, Minichamps, Bburago, Brooklin Models and many others. Lots included Mettoy, Wells Brimtoy and Meccano trains and railway items, Corgi Aviation Archive, military vehicles and aircraft, plus Matchbox Models of Yesteryear trade boxes. The North East Benbros, TV Series & Mighty Midget Collection featured horse drawn carts, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, military vehicles and cars plus others; and there were two further private owner collections. A Shop Stock Dinky Collection, including ex-shop stock taken from trade packs as well as sealed and shrink-wrapped trade boxes; and The French Collection, 149 lots from Dinky, Corgi, FJ (France), CIJ, Solido, Norev, Joel, Mebetoys, Politoys and many others.

 

Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y16 1904 Spyker Veteran Automobile - maroon body and chassis, maroon radiator shell, brass 12-spoke wheels with wheel rim bolt head detail, black knobbly tyres, type 1 chassis to running board panel and baseplate type A with single rear ejector ring cast beneath axles - Good Plus to Excellent a few very small chips and edge rubs but overall clean and bright, genuine example of a rare model.
Estimate: £800 - £1200 Sold For: £5800
Corgi Toys Gift Set No.16 Ecurie Ecosse Racing Car Transporter and 3 x Racing Cars - scarce set has a light metallic blue transporter with dark red embossed side printing. The set comes with 3 x boxed racing cars i.e 154 Ferrari Formula 1 Grand Prix, 150S Vanwall Formula 1 with racing number 25 and suspension and 152S BRM Formula 1 - turquoise with suspension and racing number 7, varying amounts of light wear to the cars which are otherwise Good to Excellent, 2 of them have been retro fitted with the Corgi self adhesive wheels stickers but they do come in crisp card boxes which are Excellent, the transporter is Near Mint. All is contained in a Good card box with a torn corner to the lid but does include the inner packing pieces "track rod steering" label to interior.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £240
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y3 1910 Benz Limousine - dark metallic green body and chassis, Chartreuse yellow roof, dark red seats and grille, black plastic steering wheels, brass 12-spoke wheels and without holes to baseplate - generally Near Mint (seats loose) unboxed.
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £320
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y6 1913 Cadillac - Pre-production colour trial model - light grey body without side cutouts, blue chassis, red seats and grille (slightly faded), unplated windscreen without lug, smooth tan roof without locating pips and type A baseplate - generally Excellent unboxed.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £560
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y10 1906 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost - Pre-production colour trial model - blue body and chassis, bright red seats, dark red grille, unplated parts and wheels - with detail cast to base unboxed generally Excellent.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £850
Benbros Mighty Midget & TV Series No.48 Articulated Flat Truck x 2. (1) Bedford S Type cab in cream with silver detailing, later issue small black plastic treaded wheels. Trailer in red with simulated silver chains, later issue small black plastic treaded wheels. - Excellent to Near Mint, in Good Plus to Excellent Mighty Midget Box. Very slight creasing. (2) Bedford S Type cab in red with silver detailing, early issue small unpainted cast treaded wheels. Trailer in cream with simulated red chains, early issue small unpainted cast treaded wheels. - Good Plus to Excellent, some age-related cracking to paint on trailer. No Box. (2)
Estimate: £50 - £60 Sold For: £220
Norev (France) 1/43rd scale plastic construction to include 184 Porsche RSR Martini - white, 198 Renault Alpine A440 - blue, 174 Ligier GS3 - two-tone green, 156 Jaguar E-type - maroon, 142 Ferrari 275 GTB - blue, plus others - Good Plus to Near Mint in Fair to Good packaging (do include old price labels). (12)
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £200
Mebetoys (Italy) a boxed group to include A24 Ford Mk.2 - metallic blue, racing number 2, 8553 Ferrari P5 - red, racing number 8, Mattel Mebetoys Gran Toros Toyota 2000 GT - metallic green, 6624 Abarth 3000 - metallic red, racing number 1, plus two others similar and 4 x unboxed including Maserati Mistral Coupe - Fair to Near Mint in generally Good packaging where applicable. (10)
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £280