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The Tinplate and Specialist toy sale held on the 11th of August started with 152 lots of Tinplate & Plastic. Lots included boats, ships and pond yachts from Sutcliffe, Hornby, Triang, and Victory Industries.  Triang pressed steel and diecast vans, a large-scale Lines Bros clockwork car, a Smith & Cavey open top bus, plus further lots from Tonka, Frog, Chad Valley, Schuco, Tipp & Co, Wells, JNF, Mettoy and many more. The Specialist Large Scale Collection featured over 340 lots, including 1/18th scale models from ACME, Autoart, Classic Carlectables, Exoto, BBR, Minichamps and Highway 61. Plus 1/24th scale models from Franklin Mint and Danbury Mint.  

 

Kellner/Lines Bros 1930s clockwork wooden Speedboat "Triang Speedboat No.4" 2922 - painted cream with red/blue lining, no key but motor appears to be in working order and is fitted with brake, rudder and propeller, in original finish. These "K" wooden boats were in the 1930s Triang Toys catalogue following a deal with the German manufacturer Kellner. Does have glue repair to loose engine cover otherwise overall a Good example measuring 24"/61cm long and unusually still retains a Fair to Good card box marked "WS7CW Boat" and with Kellner label at one end.
Estimate: £100 - £150 Sold For: £260
TMY/ITO (Japan) electric powered wooden Naval Gun Boat - light blue, red lower hull, abundance of metal fittings including guns, ventilators, levers etc. The super structure is removable to reveal the engine and battery compartment and brass control levers. There are 2 x TMY vintage electric motors fitted with horseshoe magnets driving the rear propellers (one shaft lacks propeller) together with rudder, one of the torpedo tubes is loose inside hold while the other is missing, crack in woodwork on deck area near to opening compartment. Whole ship would benefit from further cleaning otherwise Fair to Good scarce example, 33"/84cm long.
Estimate: £60 - £70 Sold For: £240
Buddy L (USA) large International Aerial Fire Truck - impressive 1940s pressed steel Articulated Fire Engine with Elevating Ladder red, with 2 x loose ladders, fitted with rubber tyres and steerable front axle, some replacement detail parts and superdetailing otherwise Good Plus example, 30"/75cm long.
Estimate: £80 - £120 Sold For: £320
Lines Bros (Triang UK) 1937 large 16"/41cm clockwork Car - impressive large scale item finished in cherry red, black cycle type wings and baseplate, clockwork motor in working order with brake and key, all four wheels including rear spare still have rubber sleeve to represent the tyres, model is wired for electric headlamps - some light age related wear coming through on bonnet but does include separately attached replacement windscreen with brackets, black interior has been repainted and model has been fitted with Meccano type steering wheel but still overall a Good scarce example which is hard to find in this condition.
Estimate: £300 - £400 Sold For: £460
Chad Valley (UK) "Ubilda Touring Car" - kit with parts to build tinplate, clockwork 2-seater Open Top Car - unchecked for completeness but contains 4 x wheels, clockwork motor to rear axle, radiator grille, body parts, seats, running boards etc. Kit has had some use but otherwise Good to Good Plus in Good illustrated box.
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £200
Hornby "Racer III" pre-war tinplate Speedboat - early clockwork example which has been restored to a Good standard and finished in cream with red trim, no key but motor is in working order together with propeller and rudder, 18.5"/47cm long.
Estimate: £30 - £50 Sold For: £200
Tipp & Co (Tippco Germany) 1950's friction drive Racing Car "Rennwagen" - metallic blue with red wheel hubs, bright plated hub caps and rubber tyres, includes plastic driver figure, friction drive in working order and fitted with a replacement aero windscreen, 11"/28cm long.
Estimate: £70 - £90 Sold For: £280
Tippco (Tipp & Co of Germany) "Monoposto" Mercedes Racing Car circa 1958 - impressive tinplate - silver, with racing number 2, the steering gear is disconnected but the front wheels can be posed for display, some age related wear but comes with a tinprinted racing driver, plastic wire wheels fitted with rubber tyres, circa 1958, 14"/36cm long - otherwise Good.
Estimate: £100 - £130 Sold For: £260