Specialist Sale - Tuesday 4th December 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
The Specialist Sale held on the 4th of December featured four private owner collections. The Leicestershire Collection, The Middlesex Collection, The Scottish Collection and The Netherlands Collection. They contained a mix of boxed and unboxed Corgi and Dinky Cars, Commercials, Military, Construction and TV & Film related vehicles. The collections also included French and Spanish Dinky, Triang Spot-On, Mebetoys and Tekno plus Corgi Whizzwheels and Chipperfield Circus, Pre-War Dinky and promotional issues.
Dinky 449 Chevrolet El Camino Pick-Up Truck - two-tone turquoise, cream, yellow interior (harder variation to find), spun hubs - Excellent (does have a couple of small marks to roof edges) in a generally Good Plus yellow and red carded picture box.
Dinky 989 Car Carrier "Auto Transporters" - Export Issue - finished in pale yellow cab and base, light grey back, blue ramps, red plastic hubs - overall condition is generally Excellent in a Fair to Good gold with red and black stripes Export window box (has been re-cellophaned at some time) - see photo.
Dinky 274 Mini Van "Joseph Mason Paints" - dark red/maroon body, chrome hubs, plastic roof board - overall condition is Good Plus (could be better if time spent in cleaning) still a lovely bright example that displays well.
Dinky 262 Volkswagen "PTT" - yellow body and ridged hubs, black wheel arches, silver trim - Excellent (couple of very minor box rub wear marks to roof) still a beautiful unboxed example.
Corgi GS41 Transporter gift set to include Ford Transporter - orange cab, blue trailer, cast hubs - Good Plus (does require slight attention in cleaning) with 6 x Cars (1) Morris Mini Minor - maroon, lemon interior, cast hubs; (2) Morris Mini Cooper "wickerwork" - black body, red roof, "wickerwork" side panels, lemon interior, cast hubs; (3) BMC Mini Cooper S "International Rally" finish - red including interior, white roof, cast hubs; (4) MGC GT - yellow, black interior, bonnet and hatch; (5) Sunbeam Imp "Rallye Monte Carlo" - blue, white flashes, off white interior, cast hubs (weak suspension) and (6) Ford Consul Cortina Super Estate car - graphite grey, cream interior, wood effect side panels, spun hubs - conditions are generally Good Plus to Excellent Plus nice bright examples, polystyrene tray is Good, blue and yellow lift off lid is Good Plus still a nice bright example - see photo.
Triang Spot-On Mulliner Luxury Coach - two-tone silver, blue, red flashes, cast hubs, cream interior with black steering wheel - overall condition is generally Excellent (does have wear to number plate decals) still a lovely bright unboxed example.
Corgi 203m Vauxhall Velox Saloon - orange body, silver trim, flat spun hubs, mechanical motor - Excellent Plus (very minor box rub wear marks to roof) still a beautiful example in a Good Plus blue carded picture box with colour folded leaflet - see photo.
Corgi 238 Jaguar Mark X - silver body, red interior, spun hubs - with luggage case - Near Mint a beautiful example in a generally Excellent blue and yellow carded picture box.
Corgi Empty Boxes a group to include 227 Morris Mini Cooper "Competition Model"; 309 Aston Martin DB4 "Competition Model"; 317 Mini Cooper S "Rallye Monte Carlo" - (plain box) and 340 Sunbeam Imp "Rallye Monte Carlo" - conditions are generally Good (slightly grubby) to Excellent. (4)
Dinky 100 "Thunderbirds" - Lady Penelope's FAB 1 - finished in pink including roof slides, gold interior with "Lady Penelope & Parker" figures, cast spun hubs - overall condition is generally Near Mint (couple of very minor marks) still a beautiful example, inner pictorial stand is Excellent, outer carded picture box is Good Plus to Excellent (couple of small marks on edges) still a lovely bright example, also comes accompanied with correct missile and harpoons - see photo.
Dinky Pre-war 22a Sports Coupe - finished in blue, yellow, dark blue metal wheels, (Hornby Series base 1933/34) - overall condition is generally Excellent Plus (couple of small marks on wheels arches) - still an outstanding example of a rare and hard to find issue.
Dinky Pre-war 280k (Type 2) Delivery Van - "H.G. Loose" - green body, silver trim, smooth black hubs with white tyres - although overall condition is generally Fair model appears to be fatigue free - extremely rare opportunity to acquire, only a handful of examples known.