The Specialist sale held on the 19th of June featured six private owner collections. The Removal Van Collection included 40 lots of 1st Gear articulated and rigid removal vans, Tekno Trucks and Corgi Classics; The Dorset Collection featured over 200 models including Sunstar buses, Heng Tai and Heng Long radio-controlled military vehicles, Dinky Toy Groups, plus Corgi and EFE. There were also a number of Plastic Kits including Trumpeter 1/200th scale, plus other scales from Fujimi, Hasegawa, Airfix and Revell. The Merseyside Collection featured further Plastic Kits from Heller, Matchbox, Frog and Airfix, as well as Airfix artwork, and The Nottingham Diecast Collection included trucks, lorries and commercial vehicles, plus road and race cars. The sale also included two Private Owner Collections and a selection of Lotus Models, with items including Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, Corgi Aviation Archive, Dragon Armor military vehicles, plus much more.
A Smith Models or similar white metal and resin 1/50th scale model of a Pickfords 6-wheeled International Removal Van in dark blue livery - Near Mint and comes in a plain white box.
Estimate: £40 - £50
Sold For: £200
Matchbox Models of Yesteryear Y13 1862 American "General" Class Locomotive - Santa Fe - light green body, dark red chassis, black base, dark red baseplate rivets, gold condenser tops, silver headlamp lens - extremely rare issue - couple of very tiny chips to cow catcher - otherwise Near Mint in a Good Plus type B box.
Estimate: £100 - £120
Sold For: £1800
Sun Star 2926 1/24th scale model of RTL501 London Transport Double Decker Bus in red with cream trim - Near Mint to Mint including packaging and a Fair outer cardboard box.
Estimate: £50 - £70
Sold For: £220
Fujimi plastic kits 3 x 1/350th scale Imperial Japanese Navy Ships. (1) 60000 Battle Ship Kongo; (2) 600017 Battle Ship Haruna; (3) 600086 Aircraft Carrier Hiryu - although unchecked for exact completeness parts are in factory sealed clear plastic bags complete with instructions - all Mint in Good to Excellent boxes 2 of which have some creasing. (3)
Estimate: £150 - £180
Sold For: £240
Airfix plastic kits original Roy Cross box top Artwork for the 1/144th scale Vickers VC-10 - original water colour/gouache painting on art board signed by the author on both the image & lower border - measuring approx 14" x 8.5" (35cm x 22cm) in plain black wooden frame (provenance: previously sold by Vectis Auctions Lot 3224 in 30/03/2016 sale).
Estimate: £700 - £800
Sold For: £950
Mercury (Italy) 99 Fiat Car Transporter - red cab, black chassis, grey back including Trailer with black mudguards - generally Excellent clean bright model, a few tiny chips to mudguards and a few small marks to top deck in a Fair original box with inner packing.
Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £600