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The Specialist Sale held on the 17th of November started with The Kempshott Collection, featuring predominantly Dinky models, including boxed and unboxed, pre and post war road and racing cars, trucks and commercial vehicles, military, aircraft, buses and coaches, plus Atlas Editions, French Dinky, train sets, trade packs and figure sets. Further items included buses from Brimtoy, Mettoy, Chad Valley, Benbros and Taylor Barrett. The West Yorkshire Collection included Corgi and Dinky TV and Film related vehicles, plus road and racing cars, farm and construction, Gift Sets, and aircraft, plus Solido, Mattel Mebetoys, Bburago and others. The County Durham Collection featured a nice selection of Dinky Pre-War delivery vans and further Dinky groups. The sale also included further Corgi and Dinky models, Corgi ephemera, plus Benbros, Tekno and Mercury.

 

Dinky Pre-war 29c (Type 1) Double Decker Bus Trade Pack containing 6 examples (1) red, cream, grey roof, black smooth hubs with white tyres; (2) blue, cream, grey roof, black smooth hubs with white tyres; (3) green, cream, grey roof, black smooth hubs with white tyres; (4) same as (3) but lighter green and black smooth tyres; (5) same as (4) but white smooth tyres and (6) same as (5) - all come with "Dunlop Tyres" side decals - conditions are generally Fair to Good still nice bright examples contained in trade box (base only) with original dividers - see photo.
Estimate: £700 - £900 Sold For: £2100
Benbros (Zebra Toys) 60 "AA Patrol Service" Mini Van - finished in yellow body including roof header, pale yellow interior and plastic hubs - with correct decals to rear doors and sides - overall condition is generally Good (is showing signs of fatigue and some crazing to paint) - still a bright example of an extremely rare and hard to find issue in a generally Good Plus striped carded box with detailed picture (one end flap does have small tear) - see photo.
Estimate: £600 - £700 Sold For: £2300
Dinky Pre-war 27 Tramcar Trade Pack containing 6 examples (1) red, cream; (2) light blue, cream; (3) mid-blue, cream; (4) green, cream; (5) orange, cream and (6) same as (5) - all come with "Ovaltine" side decals - conditions are generally Fair to Good in a generally Good (slightly grubby) lift off lid trade box with original dividers - see photo.
Estimate: £600 - £700 Sold For: £3200
Benbros 34 (Zebra Toys) Bubble Car - blue body and interior, silver trim, yellow plastic hubs - overall condition is Excellent a beautiful example in a generally Excellent black and white striped carded picture box - hard variation to find.
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £1700
Dinky 29c/290 Double Decker Bus "Dunlop the World's Master Tyre" - finished in all cream body, red ridged hubs with black smooth tyres - this promotional issue which is believed to be done for the German market (representing the Berlin Bus) - this is a well known variation and can be seen in some export issue Dinky catalogues - this example is generally Excellent (although does have some paint touch-ins including front wheelarch - still a beautiful example and one of the best we have seen - see photo.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £1500
Dinky Pre-war 28b (Type 2) Delivery Van "Seccotine Sticks Everything" - blue, black smooth hubs with white tyres, silver radiator grille - Fair - still a bright example of a harder issue to find.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £900
French Dinky Pre-war 16 Automotrice Rapide - gold, red, smooth hubs with white tyres - overall condition is generally Good still a bright example in a Poor carded box.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £1300
Dinky 282 Duple Roadmaster Coach - yellow body, red side flashes and ridged hubs with black smooth tyres, silver trim - Excellent (does have mark to one rear side and slight chips on hubs) still a bright example of a harder to find issue in a Good yellow and red carded picture box with correct colour spot (graffiti to one end flap).
Estimate: £70 - £80 Sold For: £500
French Dinky Pre-war 16 Automotrice Rapide - two-tone blue, smooth hubs with white tyres - overall condition is generally Good (does have chips to edges and roof) still a bright example of a harder to find colour variation.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £640
Dinky Pre-war 28c (Type 3) Delivery Van "The Manchester Guardian" - red, black smooth hubs and tyres, silver radiator grille - Fair to Good still a bright example.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £1100
Dinky Pre-war 28t (Type 3) Delivery Van "Drink Ovaltine For Health" - red, black smooth hubs and tyres, silver radiator grille - Fair to Good (does have chips to all edges and areas) still a bright example that displays well.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £2100