Specialist Sale - Thursday 17th January 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
The Specialist Sale held on the 17th of January featured a number of boxed and unboxed groups and single models from Corgi, Dinky, French Dinky, Siku and others, including cars buses trucks and lorries, military and Gift Sets. There was a large collection of Matchbox Superfast, Regular Wheels, King Size, Super Kings, Speed Kings, Accessory packs, twin packs and gift sets plus The Colin Davison Matchbox Collection. The "Big" North East Collection - Part 2, contained 1/18th, 1/16th, 1/12th, 1/8th Scale models plus other various Scale Models & kits, radio-controlled cars and Figures. The Surrey Aircraft Collection featured 29 lots of Franklin Mint, Carousel and other boxed Aircraft. Further lots included TV and Film related vehicles, Buses, trucks and Matchbox Models of Yesteryear.
Dinky Toys 274 Mini Van "Joseph Mason's Paints" - scarce promotional example is maroon, with red interior, some overall wear and fitted with repro roof sign and opening rear doors - otherwise Fair to Good.
Matchbox c.mid 1980's issue retailers revolving counter display dispenser intended to hold 96 blue window boxed Superfast models - Fair with some damage to corners of plastic display shelving and scratches/rub marks to header sign.
Matchbox Regular Wheels Fernel Developments Ltd "Indianapolis" Car Game - set includes 19d Lotus F1 Racing Car & 52b BRM F1 Racing Car, pair of Tumblers & Dice, Playing Cards and 2 x revolving roadways - contents are Mint still factory shrink-wrapped in Excellent box with "Ett Alga Spel" lid label, set distributed within Sweden by AB ALGA who were board game manufacturers inside of lid having Swedish instructions. Very rear export issue set, the first we have offered for sale.
Matchbox Superfast 29b Racing Mini Pre-production colour trail - metallic gold body without labels fitted, clear windows, pale yellow interior, bare metal base, 5-spoke wide wheels - Mint apart from a couple of minor factory paint flaws in Mint "New" type G box.
Blomer & Schuler (Germany) tinplate Jumbo Clockwork Elephant - version with dark grey tinprinted body & legs, complete with original string tail and a non original but associated key - Good with paint loss to legs and some scratches under left eye but still displays well and in working order when tested, complete with Fair tape repaired but complete original box. Very hard to find complete with its original box.
Matchbox Regular Wheels 32c Leyland Tanker "Aral" - dark blue cab & chassis, white tank, white grille & base - Excellent Plus unboxed (glue starting to show through labels which are a little discoloured). Rare issue with white grille & base.
Pocher (Italy) 1/8th Scale Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza - off white/light cream with racing number 2 generally Excellent although not checked for completeness unboxed.
Pocher (Italy) 1/8th Scale a pair of Mercedes 500/540 chassis and engine blocks one chassis with 4 wheels attached generally Fair good for spare parts etc.
1/8th scale WRX Rosso-Ferrari 643 F1 - Jean Alessi - red/black, metal and plastic construction - front steering assembly is missing a screw, quite dusty should improve with cleaning but overall generally Good, also comes with large clear perspex display case and plinth.