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The Tinplate and General Toy sale held on the 22nd of July started with 129 lots of tinplate and plastic toys including Schuco clockwork animals, musicians and motorcycles, plus ships from Arnold, Bing, Chad Valley and others; with aircraft, road and racing cars, and space & novelty toys, including an original Masudaya “Non-Stop Lavender robot”. The sale also included plastic vehicles, Triang Minic buses and coaches. Further items in the sale included groups of vehicles from Vanguard, EFE, Solido, Matchbox - including Gift Sets, Corgi classics, Juniors, and original omnibus. Plus, Franklin Mint, Mattel Hot Wheels and many more. There was a large collection of aircraft from Armour Collections, Corgi Aviation Archive, HM Hobby Master and IXO models. The sale also included magazines, vinyl records and record players, books, DVDs, and Atari boxed games.

Bandai (Japan) "Cadillac with Dashboard" - another large scale tinplate battery operated Cadillac as a 2-door Coupe, finished in metallic gold with tinprinted interior and hub caps, remote control cable attached with tinplate dashboard style control unit, untested but with a clean battery compartment includes steering wheel and gear shift handle, some nicks and scratches to the car and lacks a wing mirror - otherwise generally Good,17"/43cm long and still retains its Fair illustrated box together with a plastic belt to support the control unit at waist level.
Estimate: £90 - £110 Sold For: £260
Masudaya (Modern Toys of Japan) "Non-Stop Lavender Robot" - this is an original mega rare Robot from 1959, highly prized by robot collectors from what is known as the Golden Era circa 1960's and is one of the "Gang of 5" rare robots from that period. Owned by the vendor from new it stands at 15"/38cm high, lilac in colour with tinprinted detail. The head is loose owing to lacking one of the 4 securing tabs but is lightly tacked onto the body using the other 3 for display. The robot is fitted with the on/off toggle switch to the front and a clean battery compartment to the underside, untested but fitted with mystery action wheels to the baseplate, very light age related wear and minor spidering to the vintage paint work but otherwise a Good Plus example for display and is the first such example of the Lavender Robot that Vectis have had. Also known as the Lady Robot because of its colour.
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600 Sold For: £1,500
Triang "Motor Lifeboat" - white/blue, the deck fittings are unchecked for completeness but overall the boat is Excellent and in working order with correct Minic key, includes rudder and brass propeller, 10.5"/27cm long and comes in a Good illustrated box.
Estimate: £30 - £40 Sold For: £300
HM Hobbymaster a boxed group of 1/72 scale Military Aircraft (Air Power Series) to include HA1703 Aircobra HA601 (P-39) "County of London" Squadron, Duxford, October 1941, HA2001 Nakajima B5N2 "Kate" (Akagi first wave attack - Pearl Harbour, December 1941), HA1608 Mirage 2000 Jet Fighter "2004 NATO Tigermeet" along with others. Conditions do generally appear to be Excellent to Near Mint although none have been checked for completeness in generally Good Plus to Excellent outer flip-up pictorial lid boxes which are all complete with Velcro fastenings. (6)
Estimate: £50 - £60 Sold For: £220
A large quantity of 12" Vinyl Albums/LP's (unsorted) which comprise of genres such as compilations, pop, easy listening, rock, orchestral, swing, jazz and other similar genres to include The Rolling Stones "Out of Our Heads" which is a mono pressing on the Decca label - LK4733, The Beatles "With The Beatles" which is a mono pressing on the Parlophone label - PMC1206, Fleetwood Mac double album "Tusk", Dire Straits "Money for Nothing" along with others. Conditions do generally appear to be Fair to Good although none of the vinyl's have been checked for completeness, correctness or surface wear and are all in generally Fair to Good outer sleeves (please note due to the weight of this lot shipping is not available and is collection only). (approximately 100+)
Estimate: £20 - £25 Sold For: £160
Corgi Juniors a boxed group to include Twin-pack sets including Ford Mustang Cobra and Jaguar XJS, Ford Transit with Van, US Van "Paramedic" with Helicopter, Renault 5 Turbo with Swiss Olympic Van, plus others similar. Conditions appear generally Excellent to Mint in generally Good to Excellent boxes. (12)
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £240
Corgi Juniors (Whizzwheels) & Husky an unboxed group to include a Husky Buick Electra, Husky Ford Thames Van, Corgi Juniors (Whizzwheels) Mercedes Benz 280 SL, Corgi Juniors (Whizzwheels) Studebaker Wagonaire Medical Vehicle, Corgi Juniors (Whizzwheels) Aston Martin DBS along with others. Please note there is duplication in this lot. Conditions do generally appear to be Fair to Good Plus. (50)
Estimate: £30 - £40 Sold For: £220
Matchbox a boxed group to include Matchbox Swiss Collection Bulldozer, Matchbox Swiss Collection Volkswagen Golf GTI, Collector Gazette Help Great Ormond Street Get Better Ford Transit, MB3 Porsche Turbo 14 "Hugo Boss" plus others similar. Conditions appear generally Near Mint to Mint in generally Good Plus to Near Mint boxes. (42)
Estimate: £80 - £100 Sold For: £260
Lego a large group of boxed and unboxed (loosely bagged) models/kits to include Kit 6381 (Legoland) Racing Cars and Track, 6380 (Legoland) Hospital/Ambulance kit, 6392 (Legoland) Airport/Helicopter/Plane kit, along with others. Along with these kits is a Lego Technic 8040 kit (Pneumatic). Please note none of these kits have been checked for completeness or correctness and on further inspection it does appear that these kits are not complete. Also to include in this lot is a large quantity of loose Lego accessories/bricks and other items such as pre-built vehicles, boats and other interesting items, please note that all these loose pieces appear to be from other kits and there is a possibility that some of these loose pieces may actually belong to some of the boxed incomplete kits as stated. (large qty)
Estimate: £60 - £70 Sold For: £220
Dungeons and Dragons and similar a small group of boxed/blister packed Fantasy Role Play Games and Accessory Figures to include a boxed Set 2 "Expert Rules", a boxed Set 3 "Companion Rules" along with a small number of blister packed miniature Figure Accessories (Ral Partha) which includes Hobbit Thieves and others similar. Please note there is duplication in this lot - please see photo. Conditions all generally appear Good in generally Fair to Good outer boxes/blister packs (please note some blister pack windows have suffered from sun fading and the majority of the packaging does have old price stickers attached). (14)
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £200