The Specialist and Tinplate toy sale which was held on the 4th of December started with 120 lots of Dinky Toys, including road and racing cars, Trade Packs, trucks, military, aircraft and figure sets, plus others from Corgi, Automec, Hot Wheels, Tekno and more. White Metal, Resin & Modern Collectables featured from manufacturers such as Brooklin, Lansdowne, Pathfinder, Somerville, and ASAM Models, plus World of Miniatures “Billy Smart’s Circus”. There were 95 lots of Slot Car related items, predominantly from Scalextric, and included cars, track, boxed sets and accessories, plus the sale also featured Tinplate & Plastic vehicles, Robots, Games and Novelty toys from Lehmann, Triang, Telsalda, Ideal, Nomura and many others, including Triang Lionel Famous Inventor series. The sale concluded with 1/48th Scale Aircraft from Franklin Mint, Gearbox and Yatming Air Signature.
Nomura (TN Toys of Japan) "Batman" battery-operated tinplate Robot - very scarce example dating from 1966, 12.5"/32cm high, finished in two-tone blue, detailed plastic head resembling Adam West, one of several facial variations, this one in a grinning pose (small manufacturers paint mark to chin). The robot is fitted with a blue cloth cape over his shoulders with Batman motif to the rear, the cape is held by a Bat shaped clip to his chest. The toy was made to produce a walking action with his head illuminating, untested but does have a very clean battery compartment, some very light age-related wear and manufacturers assembly marks - otherwise an Excellent Plus bright example which still retains a Good Plus illustrated box (which does have some slight fading to the printing on the top left hand corner and side of the box) but this doesn't detract from the fact that this is a Good Plus illustrated box which has survived remarkably well and still includes the UK "Fairylite" logo with its inner cardboard packing pieces.
Estimate: £1800 - £2400
Sold For: £3000
Marx Toys (UK) "Coronation Clockwork Double Streamlined Train Set" - a very scarce Train Set dating from around 1937, and made in Dudley England comprising an oval of tinprinted tinplate double track including 8 x curved and 4 x straight double track sections to produce an oval of track. Also included are 2 x Streamlined Coronation 0-4-0 Locomotives, both in working order with brake and key together with 4 x matching 4-wheeled Pullman Coaches. The set is designed so that two Trains can be run simultaneously, and two of the curved sections have a simple points system where trains can be moved from one track to the other, some light age-related wear but overall a Good Plus to Excellent unusual Train Set from which a layout 4ft/121cm long can be built. When unassembled all is contained in a Good card box with colourfully illustrated lid.
Estimate: £260 - £340
Sold For: £400
Triang large Thames Trader Articulated "Pickfords Removers and Storers" Furniture Van - a scarce example with dark blue van trailer, dark blue/white diecast cab to tractor unit, dark blue chassis, 3" rubber wheels on diecast centres with bright plated hub caps and radiator grille, this version fitted with battery compartment, switch and wired for electric headlamps (untested). The vehicle includes its opening rear doors and locking bar, Scammell type coupling gear with rubber jockey wheels and clear plastic glazing to the cab. Also included is the load of Spot-On Furniture comprising extending Dining Table with central insert, 4 x blue Chairs and Sideboard with opening doors and drawers (the furniture comes in its own plain cardboard box) - some minor storage marks and box rubs but otherwise an Excellent Plus to Near Mint bright example which has survived remarkably well circa 1963 and comes in a Good "Triang" card box, 21"/54cm long.
Estimate: £500 - £700
Sold For: £1100
Hot Wheels (Mattel) - Redline - 6620 Volkswagen Saloon - RARE without sunroof, metallic blue body - overall condition is generally Good Plus still a lovely bright example that displays well.
Estimate: £180 - £220
Sold For: £360
Dinky Trade Pack 139B Hudson Commodore Sedan - two-tone blue, tan including ridged hubs, silver trim (small baseplate lettering) - Excellent Plus lovely bright example in a Good yellow lift off lid trade box (without dividers).
Estimate: £100 - £120
Sold For: £360
Dinky 167 AC Aceca Coupe - two-tone cream, brown, red ridged hubs with black treaded tyres, silver trim - Excellent (does require some very light attention in cleaning) in a Good Plus to Excellent (slight creases on sides) yellow and red carded picture box with correct colour spot - still a bright example of a harder wheel variation to find.
Estimate: £60 - £70
Sold For: £420
Corgi "Coop" 3-piece Gift Set to include Scammell Handyman Cab with Trailer; Commer Delivery Van and Commer Milk Float - all are finished in two-tone white, blue, red interior, cast hubs - conditions are generally Excellent Plus still beautiful examples in Excellent Plus to Near Mint correct plain brown carded boxes - see photo.
Estimate: £170 - £200
Sold For: £300
World of Miniatures "Billy Smart's Circus" Set which includes 8-wheeled Generator Truck, Covered Trailer and Caravan - only a few sets where ever made (therefore un-certificated) - superb opportunity to acquire - Mint in a Near Mint plain white box with foam inner packaging - see photo.
Estimate: £100 - £120
Sold For: £320