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The Specialist, Tinplate Toys and Model Train sale to be held on the 18th of May starts with over 200 lots of boxed and unboxed Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox Models of Yesteryear, and others plus a large collection of kits from Revel, Airfix, Tamiya, Fujimi and more. The sale continues with tinplate and plastic lots including battery operated, friction drive and clockwork models from Mettoy, Wells, Victory Models, and Bandai. There are space and novelty toys, HO scale vehicles from Lego, reference books, Anker building blocks, Bayko sets, and novelty guns. Train items include Hornby O Gauge, Mamod and Meccano live steam engines, Marklin, Triang and railwayana. 

Aircraft kits to include Sterling Models Inc Tiger Moth; Great Planes Piper (motorised); Guillow’s Piper Super Cub; Lindoe Piper plus others - contents appear to be generally Near Mint to Mint (unchecked for correctness) in generally Fair to Mint boxes (many are still in factory wrap) - (15)
Estimate: £110 - £130 Sold For: £150
Strauss (USA) large tinplate "Interstate Bus" - scarce open topped Double Decker Bus by this American manufacturer, finished in dark green with yellow trim, balloon wheels, includes spiral staircase to rear, with uniformed driver, bench seats to upper deck and simulated floorboard detail, circa 1920's/30's period, some minor age related wear particularly to the wheels otherwise a Good Plus example which has survived very well, 10.5"/27cm long.
Estimate: £400 - £600 Sold For: £420
Wells (UK) "Carter Patterson Express Carriers" larger scale tinplate clockwork Van - scarce item circa 1928, with registration number CP1928 to rear, includes uniformed driver, both opening rear doors with locking catch, finished in green with black roof, wings and trim, some minor wear here and there but the model does have a nice patina and is generally Good Plus, 6.5"/17cm long.
Estimate: £300 - £500 Sold For: £340
Tipp & Co (Tippco of Germany) pre-war tinplate clockwork 1930's Racing Car - orange with black/white trim, tinplate balloon wheels, includes detailed driver figure still with steering wheel, clockwork motor in working order with integral key, some spidering effect to the paintwork with age but is not obvious on display and otherwise the model which is fitted with a racing number 2 is overall Good Plus bright example, 10"/26cm long.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £300
Corgi unboxed group to include Lotus Mark II; Austin A40; Ford Consul; Jaguar 3.4 Saloon; Riley “Police” Car plus others - includes many mechanical issues conditions are generally Poor to Fair - see photo (some have been restored/repainted). (18)
Estimate: £90 - £110 Sold For: £70
Triang (Topper Toys UK) "Johnny Seven One Man Army" 1960's large scale Gun on Tripod - reputed to be "Seven Guns In One", finished in green/black, unchecked for completeness but does include a grenade, grenade launcher, pistol with 5 x plastic bullets, red plastic anti-tank rocket, would benefit from further cleaning but overall a Good scarce example, 36"/92cm long and comes in the Poor to Fair remains of an illustrated box, circa 1960's.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £320
Lego a group of HO Scale Cars - to include Volkswagen Beetle in greyish-blue, sage green and brown, Opel Rekord in red and dark blue, Mercedes 220 S in red and grey, Mercedes 190 SL, Ford Taunus - white - Good Plus to Excellent. (9)
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £150
Kingsbury (USA) "Bluebird" Land Speed Record Car - impressive model made from pressed steel, fitted with clockwork motor and integral key to underside, the motor is in working order together with steerable front wheels and cast metal driver figure, has been overpainted at some point around the original transfers but otherwise a Fair to Good scarce example, 18"/46cm long.
Estimate: £280 - £340 Sold For: £300
Schuco (Germany) pre-war radio 5000 tinplate clockwork Car - very scarce early example finished in very dark blue with light blue sides, still has the folded aerial to the roof, fitted with 2 x clockwork motor (but no key), the drive mechanism is in working order, also the musical movement mechanism is also actuated by gently pulling on the roof mounted aerial, fitted with steerable front wheels, appears to have had very little use - Excellent Plus and comes in a Good card box with colourful label to the hinged lid.
Estimate: £400 - £600 Sold For: £800
Chad Valley (UK) 10032 "Games Delivery Van" - large tinplate clockwork model of a Dennis Delivery Van with detailed tinprinting featuring various British Games to roof, includes opening rear door and locking catch, comes with a key and is in working order, some age related wear to the cab roof and wheels but otherwise overall a Good Plus example, circa 1946, 10"/25cm long.
Estimate: £260 - £320 Sold For: £260