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The TV and Film related sale held on the 23rd of September featured loose, boxed and carded Star Wars figures, accessories, vehicles and collectables, plus 12” figures, card backs, and carded figures from Italy, Australia, Canada and Japan. Further items included pre-production vintage Action Force figures and accessories; Master of The Universe, A-Team and Ghostbusters. Toy Juvenile Theatres, Paper Models & Associated Ephemera included a number of vintage toy theatres, from Spain, Denmark and France, characters, character sheets, lithographs and Everett’s plain and coloured juvenile dramas.

Palitoy Star Wars USED 3 3/4" figure card backs x eighteen including 12 & 20 backs Luke Skywalker, Stormtrooper, Sand People, Han Solo, Greedo and other characters, generally Fair. (18)
Estimate: £50 - £70 Sold For: £460
Star Wars vintage USED backing cards x five including Kenner 21 back Boba Fett, Kenner 20 back Walrus Man, Palitoy 41 back Princess Leia and Boba Fett and Palitoy 45A back IG-88, generally Fair. (5)
Estimate: £20 - £30 Sold For: £400
Dorothy Dunnett's Pollocks Original Victorian Theatre, British, 1947, Bakelite, plus Pollock's Miniature Stage Lighting Set (with instructions), along with a collection of hand-drawn and painted sets and characters for her performances of operettas including The Mikado. Plays include The High Toby, Pollock's Douglas, Aladdin. Booklets include Pollocks A Penny Plain and Twopence Coloured / Robert Louis Stevenson, The Model Theatre / Jan Bussel, An Illustrated Record by The Sphere of the Gilbert & Sullivan Operas 1939. This lot was originally sold at Thomson, Roddick & Metcalf, on Saturday 17 August 2002. It is a fascinating collection of original art and working drawings, notes etc. NB: Dorothy Dunnett OBE was a Scottish historical novelist and portrait painter. The following is taken from Bill's Dunnett Blog. Thoughts about the best historical fiction ever written. "Theatre. The first entertainments devised by Dorothy in her childhood and early adulthood centred on her beloved toy theatre. Initially using the characters and equipment supplied by toyshops, she graduated to designing and making her own sets, lighting and characters for entire productions, and latterly would divert her family with miniature performances of operettas such as ‘The Mikado' (with music from her 78 rpm record collection) complete with an interval during which she would serve refreshments appropriate to the fictional setting. This collection includes extensive sets and characters, preparatory sketches and production notes."
Estimate: £60 - £80 Sold For: £280
El Teatro de los Ninos (Spain) Seix & Barral Modelo CC toy vintage theatre, 1920s, boxed; together with The Repentant Pirate play (Spanish language), patented by CB Nualart, comes with uncut sheet of miniature tickets; unchecked for completeness, Good within Fair to Fair Plus packaging, height 15 1/2"; (2). NB: The stage remains the same dimension (11" x 6 1/4"), so all the plays can be used in every theatre variant produced by this manufacturer. All parts were supplied finished and ready for use. Translucent areas of coloured paper are used in the curtains that, when illuminated, produce special effects of light and ambience. Up to ten different theatre entrances or prosceniums were produced, with twenty-three different classic works / plays. The system of boxes and hangings make it possible to use several curtains at once.
Estimate: £100 - £160 Sold For: £300
Kenner Star Wars Return of the Jedi vintage Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi 3 3/4" figure upon Jawa 65 back card, this is a MOCK-UP/MISCARD, 100% factory sealed. Figure is Mint, Card is in Good condition (some creasing and edge wear) punched, Bubble is Good (minor denting to one corner), ONLY KNOW EXAMPLE of this combination. VERY RARE.
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500 Sold For: £6,400
Toltoys (Australia) Star Wars vintage R2-D2 3 3/4" figure, Mint, within Good Plus (dented) bubble, upon Good (small tare to bottom, creasing and edge wear) un-punched 12 back card.
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000 Sold For: £5,400
Toltoys (Australia) Star Wars vintage C-3PO 3 3/4" figure, Mint, within Excellent bubble, upon Fair (sticker tare, creasing and edge wear) punched 12 back card.
Estimate: £300 - £500 Sold For: £4,800
Toltoys (Australia) Star Wars vintage Princess Leia 3 3/4" figure, Mint, within Good (dented) bubble, upon Fair (creasing and edge wear) punched 12 back card.
Estimate: £600 - £800 Sold For: £5,800
Toltoys (Australia) Star Wars vintage Darth Vader 3 3/4" figure, Mint, within Good (yellowed and dented) bubble, upon Fair (creasing and edge wear) punched 20 back card.
Estimate: £500 - £700
Kenner (Canadian) La Guerre Des Etoiles Star Wars vintage C-3PO 3 3/4" figure, Mint, within Excellent bubble, upon Good Plus (minor creasing and edge wear) punched 12 back card.
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500 Sold For: £3,400
Palitoy Star Wars Return of the Jedi vintage Gamorrean Guard 3 3/4" figure UKG Graded 85% CARD 85 BUBBLE 85 FIGURE 90, upon punched 65 B back card.
Estimate: £200 - £300 Sold For: £950