18 March 2011
Aston's 15th January auction was its biggest sale since it became a dedicated toy auction house. ...
With 880 lots of toys and models offered for sale, the 15th January auction was Aston’s biggest sale since it became a dedicated toy auction house last spring. Some 852 of the lots were sold.
The first 140 lots of the sale were taken up with a single owner’s Games Workshop Fantasy Wargaming Miniatures Collection, built up from 1970 onwards, which raised a total of more than £15,000, with competitive bidding pushing prices way beyond estimates.
Back on more familiar ground, there were some great Dinky Toys from a private collector. Two of these were ‘Sausage’ vans, with a 28F Palethorpes van going for £850, while the 28K Marsh’s Sausages van went to an impressive £2,400.
A nice lot consisting of boxed Britains lead Miniature Garden items, including a span roof greenhouse, sold for £480, while 15 Britains Swoppet Knights went for £260, even though two of them lacked heads!
An original 1960s Pedigree Sindy and a Pedigree Patch doll fetched £480, while a Palitoy Action Man Everton football strip sold for £360.