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The John Beugels Collection which was held on the 18th of February included 505 lots of fantastic Specialist Diecast & Tinplate Toys. Featuring Dinky Pre war service stations and garages, figure and accessory sets, silver jubilee and other train sets; plus, ships, submarines, military ships, aircraft and military vehicles. Other pre war items include motorcycle and car sets, racing cars, delivery vans, commercials, trade packs, mechanical horse and trailers and empty boxes. Further items included Dinky cars and commercials, 22 series, military, aircraft, and French Dinky; Dinky, Meccano and other manufacturer magazines, catalogues and historical marketing and sales literature. Plus, FROG aircraft kits, tinplate clockwork aircraft, DUX aeroplane constructor sets, Meccano and Mecavion (France), Gyroplane and other aircraft and constructor sets.

 

Dinky pre-war (wartime) 65 Aeroplane 8-piece Set to include Empire Flying Boat; Douglas DC-3 Airliner; Armstrong Whitworth Bomber; Clipper Flying Boat; Junkers Airliner; Armstrong Whitworth Ensign Airliner; De Havilland Albatross Mail Liner and Imperial Airways Airliner - conditions appear to be generally Fair to Good Plus, still nice bright examples that display well - in generally Good (does have some fading) lift-off lid box with paper label to lid and side, also has "Hudson Dobson" early red label and correct folded leaflet - see photo.
Estimate: £500 - £700 Sold For: £2000
Dinky pre-war (Hornby Series) 24 Motor Cars empty lift-off lid box which is generally Fair (has had tape repair and missing inner dividers) - see photo.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £640
French Dinky 60 Aircraft Gift Set comprising of Potez - yellow, grey; DeWoitine Type 500 - cream, blue; Autogiro - silver, red including blades; Arc-en-Ciel - gold, red; Hanriot - green, silver and Breguet - red, silver - conditions appear to be generally Good to Excellent (some have very light fatigue) in Fair to Good red lift-off lid presentation box with paper label.
Estimate: £500 - £600 Sold For: £1600
Dinky pre-war Aeroplanes Set to include Imperial Airways - cream, green; Leopard Moth - green, yellow; Percival Gull Monoplane - white, blue; Autogiro - yellow, green; Monospar - silver, blue and Low Wing Monoplane - red, cream - conditions are generally Fair to Good Plus in generally Fair to Good blue lift-off lid box with early label to lid - backing card is Good, insert packing piece is Good Plus - see photo.
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £2100
Dinky tinplate "Dinky Toys Made by Meccano Limited" illuminated Hanging Sign - overall condition is generally Good Plus to Excellent, still a beautiful example (please note this is untested and on continental plug) - see photo.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £1300
Dinky pre-war 66 Camouflaged Aeroplane 6-piece Set to include Heavy Bomber; Autogiro; Dive Bomber; two-seater Fighter; Torpedo Dive Bomber and Medium Bomber - conditions appear to be generally Fair to Good, still bright examples - in Fair lift-off lid box - see photo.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £1300
Dinky pre-war 24 Motor Cars Set empty lift-off lid box which is generally Fair, still a bright example, with paper label to lid and side (without dividers).
Estimate: £150 - £200 Sold For: £580
Dinky 60x Atlantic Flying Boat, a pair - (1) "Enterprise" - blue, cream, red roller, "G-A ZBR" lettering (2) same as (1) but green, cream, "Whirlwind", "G-A ZBT" lettering - conditions are Fair (showing signs of fatigue to front). (2)
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £680
French Dinky 60 Aircraft Gift Set to include Potez Type 58 - yellow, grey; DeWoitine Type 500 - pale grey, green; Arc-en-Ciel - blue, gold; Autogiro - silver, red, cream blades; Hanriot - silver, red and Breguet Type Corsaire - red, green flashes - conditions are generally Good to Good Plus (some have very light fatigue) in Fair to Good blue lift-off lid box with paper label.
Estimate: £400 - £500 Sold For: £1400
DUX 109 Flying Boat - scarce example of nut and bolt construction with silver fuselage and corrugated wings, 6 x wing mounted engines with propellers, blue/red upper fuselage and cabin - Good Plus, 17"/42cm wingspan. Also included is an empty DUX box for model number 108 - some wear to base and lid edges but does still include strung backing card and instruction book for model 109. (2)
Estimate: £100 - £130 Sold For: £520