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Born in April 1930 in Farnham, Surrey, Hector was brought up on a farm and always loved the countryside. As a child, he was fascinated by tractors and his first toy was a Fordson Standard. For over five decades, Hector found himself unearthing special models and his tractor collection grew exponentially and eclectically, from construction to military, tin plate to modern plastic, European to Japanese. Over the years these early model acquisitions were joined by Farm sets, Border Fine Arts ceramics, Books, Jigsaws, Kits, Military machines, unitary bits of aviation and others. The odd wooden elephant, cart-horse or animal managed to be taken in too. One of his utmost favourites was the Shackleton David-Brown Trackmaster – a rare clockwork bulldozer, as well as the 'Vickers Vigor' crawler. Sadly, Hector passed away in Nov. 2021 at the age of 91. His last wish was that his collection should now allow others all the enjoyment and happiness it had given him over decades. Manufacturers in this collection include Britains, Corgi, Dinky, Joal, Ertl, NZG, Fun Ho and many others. 

CCM (Classic Construction Models) Caterpillar Motor Grader (1/24th scale) brass model - this limited edition 125/175 appears to be Mint including presentation lift off lid box (very expensive when purchased new).
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £800
Corgi GS9 Gift Set to include Massey Ferguson 165 Tractor - grey, white, red including hubs, with figure driver - comes with Tipping Trailer - yellow including detachable raves, red including hubs, with correct carded packing display piece (hard to find) - overall condition is generally Excellent to Excellent Plus, polystyrene tray is Good Plus including outer blue and yellow window box - still a lovely bright example that displays well.
Estimate: £100 - £120 Sold For: £600
Triang Spot-On 137 Massey Harris Ferguson 65 Tractor - red including mudguards, grey engine and body, yellow wheels, black seat and steering wheel, silver grille - overall condition is generally Good Plus to Excellent (couple of very small marks on engine cover) still a bright example of a hard to find issue, comes in a generally Fair (complete) carded box, also comes accompanied with folded leaflet and correct colour collectors card - see photo.
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £1,600
Triang Spot-On 116 Caterpillar D9 Bulldozer - yellow including rollers with black rubber tracks, silver blade - overall condition is Good Plus (does have some paint touch-ins) in a generally Good lift off lid box with correct inner packing piece, comes accompanied with folded leaflet and correct colour collectors card - see photo.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £750
Denzil Skinner & Co Ltd David Brown Tractor - unboxed example finished in red, black steering wheel and chimney stack - overall condition is generally Good - see photo.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £520
Denzil Skinner & Co Ltd Nuffield Tractor - finished in orange including hubs - overall condition is generally Excellent a lovely bright example in a Good lift off lid box with paper label to lid - also is accompanied with instruction leaflet plus some facsimile sheets and original paper advert cut-out - see photo.
Estimate: £150 - £200 Sold For: £1,800
PMC (Hong Kong) No33 “Battery Operated Atomic Bulldozer” - scarce plastic 1960’s space related toy with yellow/red plastic body, grey robot driver, untested but with a clean battery compartment to under side with sliding lid, together with mystery action, wired for illuminated control panel (untested) - an Excellent scarce example for display which comes in a Good colourfully illustrated box 7.5 inches/19cm long.
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £320
Shackleton (UK) very rare Clockwork David Brown Trackmaster 30 Crawler Tractor - produced in the late 1940’s by the Shackleton company which is more famous for producing Foden Lorry models - of metal nut and bolt construction, with substantial clockwork motor and chain drive, finished in red, has both black rubber tracks, lever operation for brake, together with another lever for forward, reverse and neutral, largely original finish but the wheels and seat area have been overpainted in red, does include both headlamps and exhaust stack plus toolbox - the model is in working order but the original Diecast key isn’t a positive fit and a replacement larger Chad Valley key is supplied and the motor is in working order, some chipping in places particularly near the operating area otherwise overall a Good Plus example believed to be 1 of only around 50 produced almost 9 inches/22cm long in a Good illustrated box with a repro driver figure, original Diecast key and a larger Chad Valley key together with a photocopies of a contemporary newspaper advert for this model.
Estimate: £800 - £1,000 Sold For: £3,600
Victory Industries (UK) Vickers Vigor Remoted Controlled Tracklaying Tractor - one of the rarest models in the Victory Industries range, comprising a dark blue plastic body with black plastic tracks, maroon drivers seat, includes radiator cap, air cleaner and headlamp accessories together with fuel tank filler cap and various levers and controls in the cab, plus towbar to rear, battery operated with remote control unit attached. Comes with plastic driver figure, exhaust stack and other accessories supplied by the vendor together with a metal “Vickers Armstrong Engineers Ltd” metal plate for display, various information about the Vickers company together with a hardback book by Harold Evans - the model is overall Excellent for display and comes in a Good Plus illustrated box.
Estimate: £300 - £500 Sold For: £1,000
Pippin Toys (Raphael Lipkin UK) “Pull Apart Farm Tractor” - scarce farm tractor is moulded in yellow, with orange detailed wheels, includes exhaust stack accessory steering wheel and lamps - Excellent Plus to Near Mint 5 inches/13 cm long and come in Good illustrated box.
Estimate: £40 - £60 Sold For: £240