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The Vectis Auctions Sale of Specialist and Tinplate Toys held on Wednesday 19th February offered a range of vintage and modern vehicles, boats and models to suit all tastes. The single owner collection included desirable tinplate and plastics models in various scales from well recognized manufacturers such as Chad Valley, JMF, Mettoy, Arnold, Tipp & Co, Penquin, Schuco and Minic. There was a strong range of interesting Dinky, covering several decades up to the more modern Dan-Toys, Norev / Atlas Editions and Imit Toys.


Dinky 903 Foden (2nd Type) Flat Truck with Tailboard - mid-blue cab, chassis and Supertoy hubs with black treaded tyres, light tan (cream) riveted back, tow hook, silver trim - Good to Good Plus (does have some small chips on side edges) in a Good blue and white striped lift off lid box.
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £380
French Dinky 535 Citroen 2CV - drab blue, darker blue roof panel, concave hubs, silver trim - Excellent a lovely bright example in a Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box.
Estimate: £60 - £70 Sold For: £280
CIJ 3/48 Renault 4CV - green, grey plastic hubs with white tyres - Excellent, comes in a Good Plus carded picture box with 3/48 labels to both end flaps - see photo.
Estimate: £60 - £70 Sold For: £240
Norev plastic issues group to include Simca Chambord - two-tone lilac, yellow; another but red, yellow; Renault - grey, brown; Panhard - pink, with red skis and Simca P60 - yellow body - conditions appear to be generally Near Mint to Mint (one has loose rear light cluster) in generally Good to Good Plus carded picture boxes. (5)
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £360
JRD Citroen 2CV "Renfort Nylon 15" Van - yellow, blue - Fair still a bright example in a Fair (missing end flap) promotional blue, yellow and red carded box - see photo.
Estimate: £70 - £80 Sold For: £480
JRD 151 Peugeot 404 Berline - pale blue, red interior - Good Plus (could be better if time spent in cleaning) in a Good (slightly grubby) carded picture box and another unboxed - finished in red including interior - Good (does require slight attention in cleaning). (2)
Estimate: £70 - £80 Sold For: £420
Metosul Volkswagen Saloon - pink, off white; 2-piece Set containing Citroen DS and Caravan; Luso Toys Citroen GS "GNR" and another "Ambulance" - conditions are generally Good Plus to Mint in generally Fair to Excellent boxes. (4)
Estimate: £70 - £80 Sold For: £240
JRD (France) composition 2-door Coupe - red, with brown covered top, blue window effect, red cast metal hubs with white tyres including rear mounted spare wheel, light wear otherwise Good Plus to Excellent overall, 4.5"/12cm long.
Estimate: £30 - £40 Sold For: £240