Determined bidding at DJ Auctions' latest sale for diecast models

18 March 2011
imports_CCGB_dj-auctions-79_33693.jpg Determined bidding at DJ Auctions' latest sale for diecast models
Superfast Matchbox models sold extremely well at a recent auction held by DJ Auctions. ...
Determined bidding at DJ Auctions' latest sale for diecast models Images

DJ Auctions’ sale on Saturday 12th February at Newark saw some determined bidding for Corgi, Dinky Toys and Matchbox diecast vehicles with particularly strong interest in the Superfast Matchbox models. The auction, held at the Sir Stuart Goodwin Hall, was well attended and also saw plenty of online bidding.

The star item of the auction was a Superfast Matchbox No 45 Ford Group 6 Racer, in non-metallic green, which sold for £750. Also in this section was an unboxed, light brown No 46 Beales Bealson van which sold for £440.

A No 8 Ford Mustang, in orange red with a red interior, sold for £220, while a No 24 Team Matchbox in metallic blue with white driver made £190. A No 44 Refrigeration Truck, red with sea green back, went for £130 to an online bidder. Two US edition Matchbox catalogues for 1961 and 1962 sold for £150.

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A Corgi Gift Set No 5 Agricultural Vehicles sold for £320, with a Corgi No 210 Citroen DS19, in metallic green with black roof, selling for £140.

A Dinky Toys 504 Foden Tanker Mobilgas sold for £170, while a Dinky Toys 511 Guy 4-ton lorry in blue made £160.

COMING UP: Some 400 Matchbox models will feature in DJ Auctions’ next sale on 7th May, including some rare examples such as an orange regular wheel No 8 Ford Mustang, a green No 11 Road Tanker, a grey-barrelled No 26 Foden Cement Mixer and the spoked hubs No 41 Ford GT Racing. The latter is the first example of this model that DJ Auctions has offered for sale. Another unusual model is an unboxed Benbros River Series Drain Wagon. Patrick Doidge of DJ Auctions commented: “This is the first of these I have seen.”

Pictured: An unboxed Benbros River Series Drain Wagon due to go under the hammer.

This auction story was first published in the April isssue of Collectors Gazette. To see which issues of Collectors Gazette are available to buy online, click here.