The Hampstead Collection Part 2 featured 183 lots of cars, buses and coaches, lorries and trucks military vehicles and others from Skybirds, Morestone, Chad Valley, Britains, Taylor and Barrett, CIJ, Solido, Tekno, Marklin and Tootsietoy plus Triang Minic pre and post war buses, Wells Brimtoy and Chad Valley tinplate clockwork buses, with European and continental tinplate models. Further items in the sale included Bandai friction drive models and other battery operated and clockwork vehicles and novelty toys; Vanguards, Lledo, Dinky Toys, Corgi, Dinky and others plus The West Midlands Hot Wheels Collection, 149 lots of redline models plus groups of carded, boxed and re-carded models, and unboxed groups
Charles Rossignol (CR Toys of France) 4-wheel Paris Bus - large scale tinplate clockwork example is finished in green/white/brown livery, on a Schneider chassis, with seated driver figure and steering wheel, steerable front axle, includes rear step, spoked wheels, clockwork motor in working order with integral key, Clerestory style roof, no interior seating fitted, replacement front and rear "Trocadero" destination panels, believed to date before 1914 and has survived remarkable well - Good, 12"/30cm long.
Estimate: £600 - £700
Sold For: £1000
Taylor & Barrett 819 large scale Trolleybus "Use Dominion Petrol" - red, pale grey roof, pale yellow bands, black including roof poles and hubs with white tyres - with correct figure - overall condition is generally Good Plus a lovely bright example, carded base is Good Plus with original backing card, lift off lid is Good to Good Plus - see photo.
Estimate: £300 - £340
Sold For: £660
Tekno Volkswagen Pick-up (type 1) - "Shell" - two-tone yellow, red, chrome trim - Near Mint beautiful example.
Estimate: £80 - £100
Sold For: £400
Wells (UK) "W Alexander & Sons Ltd" post-war tinplate clockwork Double Decker Bus - very rare promotional example, tinprinted in the two-tone blue livery of that well known Scottish Bus Operator, at one time the largest bus operator and coach builder in Scotland. The model was produced in very small numbers as a promotional in the post-war period and comes with a tinplate balloon wheels, conductor figure to rear platform, clockwork motor with integral key in working order and R11 to rear, together with private destination panel to front. Some light age related wear and slight spotting effect to roof but otherwise an Excellent scarce model, the first such example that Vectis has had, 9.5"/19cm long.
Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £1500
MLB Brevettato (Italy) tinplate Fiat Van - two-tone green lower with beige upper, clockwork motor driving the rear wheels in working order (key supplied with baseplate) - some wear to one front wing otherwise a Good Plus to Excellent example which still retains the operating latch to the opening rear door.
Estimate: £70 - £90
Sold For: £520
Meccano No.1 Construction Car - made-up clockwork model is cream including wheel hubs, red cycle type wings and roof, together with interior seating, steerable front wheels, clockwork motor in working order, the front bumper assembly has been repainted otherwise a Good Plus example which displays well, 8.5"/22cm long.
Estimate: £180 - £240
Sold For: £440
Pre-war Japanese tinplate Mickey Mouse Dog Car - scarce example from the 1930's comprising a tinplate cart with clockwork motor in working order, integral key, large balloon wheels to rear, small wheel with crank to front. The cart includes early celluloid figures comprising Mickey Mouse with Pie-Eyes holding the reins, whilst a yellow Pluto the Dog pulls his cart, light age related wear and would benefit from more detailed cleaning - otherwise a Good Plus scarce example which has survived remarkably well and is in working order traversing a large circular motion, 6"/15cm long.
Estimate: £70 - £90
Sold For: £320
Mattel Hot Wheels Redline unboxed group to include Custom Fleetside - bronze, Custom Eldorado - green, Custom Camaro - purple, Custom Mustang - brown, Tri-Baby - magenta and similar but hot pink - Fair to Good Plus unboxed. (6)
Estimate: £50 - £70
Sold For: £400
Hot Wheels Redline issues a group that have been restored/repainted and re-carded - models include Nitty Gritty Kitty - red, 3 x Custom Volkswagen - red and green, 4 x Python in various colour schemes, several Custom T-Birds, plus others - generally Fair in similar packaging. (20)
Estimate: £40 - £60
Sold For: £220