The Specialist sale to be held on the 9th of April starts at the earlier time of 10am to incorporate the seven private owner collections. The Iain Gothard Collection, The Colin Collin's Collection - Part 2, The North East Collection, The European Military Collection, The Oxfordshire Collection, The Hereford Collection - Part 2 and The Swiss Collection all include Corgi and Dinky models. Including sports, racing and road cars; commercials, trucks, buses, farm, and military; Gift Sets, TV & Film related, French Dinky and Trade Packs. Plus others, including Britains Motorcycles, Scalextric, Budgie, Solido and more. Also included in the sale are White Metal & Resin lots from TW Collection (Trevor Wright models), Durham Classics and Brooklin. Plus, factory wrapped Dinky models, Corgi pre-production (1st shot) samples, catalogues, reference books and much more.
Dinky 4 "Racing Cars" Gift Set to include Cooper-Bristol - dark green body, mid-green ridged hubs; Alfa Romeo - red including ridged hubs; Ferrari - blue, yellow nose and ridged hubs; HWM - pale green, mid-green ridged hubs and Maserati - red including ridged hubs, white bonnet flash - all have grey treaded tyres - conditions appear to be generally Excellent Plus to Mint nice bright examples in a generally Good Plus blue and white striped lift off lid box (does have some marks to side where tape has been removed) with an Excellent correct inner packing piece - see photo.
Estimate: £600 - £700
Sold For: £1100
Dinky 189 Triumph Herald Promotional Issue - two-tone black, very pale grey, silver trim, spun hubs - overall condition is generally Excellent (does have some small paint flaws) in a generally Good Plus correct plain yellow and red carded box (without colour spot).
Estimate: £500 - £600
Sold For: £800
Corgi 431 Volkswagen Pick-up - yellow, red interior and plastic canopy, silver trim, spun hubs - Near Mint a superb example in a Excellent Plus blue and yellow carded picture box with original pencil price mark to end flap - see photo.
Estimate: £90 - £110
Sold For: £220
Dinky "Dinky Toys" original yellow and black metal triangular stand - Near Mint a superb example.
Estimate: £70 - £90
Sold For: £320
Dinky Trade Pack 36b Bentley 2-seater Sports Coupe - green body, black chassis and ridged hubs with smooth tyres - Excellent (does have small chips to rear mudguards and slight discolouration to grille & surround) still a lovely bright example in a Good Plus buff lift off lid trade pack with paper label - see photo.
Estimate: £90 - £110
Sold For: £360
Dinky 182 Porsche 356A Coupe - bright red body, silver trim, chrome spun hubs with black treaded tyres - Excellent Plus beautiful example in a generally Excellent yellow and red carded picture box (couple of very small marks to non picture side).
Estimate: £90 - £110
Sold For: £580
Dinky 197 Morris Mini Traveller - dark green, pale blue interior (rare variation interior to find), silver trim, chrome spun hubs with black treaded tyres - Excellent Plus in a Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box with shop flash to one end flap - see photo.
Estimate: £200 - £240
Sold For: £400
Dinky 501 Foden (1st type) Diesel 8-wheel Wagon - red cab, chassis and ridged hubs with black treaded tyres, silver flashes, light grey back (unusual variation) - Near Mint in a generally Good to Good Plus green lift off lid box with paper label (label does have some fading).
Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £640
Dinky 512 Guy Flat Truck - brown cab and chassis, green back and ridged hubs with black smooth tyres, silver trim, metal tow hook - Near Mint a beautiful example of a harder colour variation to find in a Good buff lift off lid box with paper label (small split to one side) - still displays well - see photo.
Estimate: £130 - £150
Sold For: £680
Dinky 40h/254 Austin "Taxi" - blue body, black base, interior and figure driver, silver trim, mid-blue ridged hubs with black smooth tyres - Good Plus to Excellent (does have some small pitting to roof) still a nice bright example of a harder variation to find.
Estimate: £90 - £120
Sold For: £380
Dinky 182 Porsche 356A Coupe - light blue body, silver trim, chrome spun hubs with black treaded tyres - Near Mint a beautiful example in a Good (slightly grubby) yellow and red carded picture box with correct colour spot.
Estimate: £70 - £80
Sold For: £460
Corgi 497 "The Man from UNCLE" Thrushbuster - off white (pale cream), cast hubs and lamps, Waverly ring - Excellent Plus a lovely bright example of a harder issue to find, inner pictorial stand is Good Plus to Excellent with correct inner packing piece and ring in a generally Good blue and yellow carded picture box with collectors club folded leaflet - a nice bright example that displays well.
Estimate: £380 - £440
Sold For: £520