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The Tinplate and Model Train sale held on the 24th of November featured the usual Tinplate and plastic vehicles by Triang, Minic, Schuco, Krauss, Mettoy, Wells, Meccano constructor, Japanese Bandai, USA and other manufacturers. Pond yachts and model boats, Schuco and Meccano aircraft, Japanese and other novelty toys and games. Also, an unusual selection of 15 lots of Anchor Stone Building blocks circa 1900. An unusual feature of this sale was the inclusion of approximately 100 lots of model railways, particularly O Gauge Bing, Hornby, Marklin, Bub, Bassett Lowke and other individual items and Train Sets, plus Mamod and other live steam toys.

A group of plastic Robots - battery operated examples include Super Astronaut - grey; Dynamic Warrior - dark blue and Top Robot - in plated finish - all are untested but appear Good Plus to Excellent in Fair to Good illustrated boxes, average height being 11"/29cm. (3)
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £400
Lone Star "Dan Dare Cap Firing Space Gun" - dark pink, some light wear to high spots but mechanism appears in working order - Good Plus, 8"/19cm long - in Good illustrated box with reproduction inner packing piece.
Estimate: £40 - £50 Sold For: £520
Mettoy (UK) "Dan Dare Ray Gun" - scarce large scale tinplate toy gun resembling the shape of a machine gun, 21"/53cm long, sparking mechanism appears disconnected but winding handle is still in place and is otherwise Good Plus for display, still retains Fair to Good illustrated card sleeve (some glue repairs to box). This toy is a rare item and believed to have quickly sold out when first introduced in the early 1950s.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £1,400
Meccano No.2 Constructor Car - made up model from tinplate, nut and bolt construction, rubber tyres, includes driver figure, finished in black, red seat and wings, some retouching but does include rear spare wheel cover, lacks baseplate panels, clockwork motor is present but does require attention although a brake is fitted - overall Good for display.
Estimate: £500 - £600 Sold For: £750
Meccano Constructor No.2 Car - pressed steel model with nut and bolt construction, includes clockwork motor which requires attention but does include brake, some retouching, finished in cream, red wings, replacement reproduction driver figure, does have baseplate panels to underside, red seats and detailed dashboard - overall Good for display.
Estimate: £500 - £600 Sold For: £750
Richter's (Germany) Anchor Blocks "Grosze Burg" - a large vintage set of stone building blocks in stone and brick red colours. Set comes with instructions (in German) and pictorial illustration cards, appear unused, all is contained in 2 x inner wooden trays - otherwise Good Plus to Excellent in Good varnished wooden box with pictorial illustration to sliding lid, circa early part of 20th Century.
Estimate: £20 - £30 Sold For: £420
Richter's "Landhaus - Baukasten" Set No.305 - large wooden box with inner trays, appears to have wooden components and stone building blocks to build a country house, wooden components include roofs, window shutters, dormer windows etc., set comes with large quantity of instruction books including for sets 305, 301 and others - unchecked for completeness. Also included is smaller scale Anchor Blocks Set No.5 with stone blocks in various colours together with instruction book - Fair to Good. (2 sets plus qty of literature)
Estimate: £20 - £30 Sold For: £900
Hornby O Gauge 2711 Locomotive - scarce example circa 1926. This locomotive is a rare variation with the inclusion of an "&" between the letters M and S on the LMS locomotive's lettering. Finished in gloss black, some wear to loco, tender and tender sides, clockwork version still fitted with hinged fall plate in the cab - otherwise a Good bright example in early loco box (marked LNW) with embossed lid and inner card packing piece, tender box is marked LMS.
Estimate: £600 - £800 Sold For: £2,300
Karl Bub (Germany) O Gauge 3-rail tinplate Locomotive and Carriages - scarce example comprising black 3-rail 4-6-2 Locomotive and Bogie Tender, tinplate Bogie Coaches comprising of Sleeping Car - green, Dining Car - brown and Baggage Car - green in DB livery with sliding doors, some age wear but overall Fair to Good for display. (5)
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £500