30 May 2011
It was a case of Monte Carlo or bust when bidders got involved in bidding for some Corgi rarities in the Model Railway & Collectable Toy Sale held by Cottees of Wareham, Dorset, on Saturday 9th April. ...
It was a case of Monte Carlo or bust when bidders got involved in bidding for some Corgi rarities in the Model Railway & Collectable Toy Sale held by Cottees of Wareham, Dorset, on Saturday 9th April.
A Corgi No 322 Rover 2000 in Monte Carlo trim, white with black bonnet, near mint in a good box with sticker ‘Rover 2000 International Rally Finish’ sold at a hammer price of £200. A further example, but this time with a metallic maroon body with white roof in a No 252 box with sticker ‘Special Release 322’, went for £180. The same price was realised for a No 339 Mini Cooper S Monte Carlo 1967, mint in a near mint No 227 box.
Corgi cars with TV/film connections continue to hold their interest as witnessed by the £200 paid for a mint, boxed No 258 The Saint’s Volvo P1800 and £300 for a mint, boxed No 261 gold James Bond Aston Martin.
Dinky Toy collectors got equally excited by the appearance of two No 157 dark sage green Jaguar XK120 coupés with spun hubs. A mint condition example in a mint, c.1960 deep yellow box went for £320, while the other made £220 with another version with beige hubs selling for £160.
A highlight among the used selection of diecast vehicles was a lot comprising 30 Matchbox 1-75 Series/Yesteryear models, in generally fair plus condition, which reached £220.
In the model railway section, a hammer price of £1,500 was paid for a 3-rail electric Bassett-Lowke 5613 LMS maroon ‘Duchess of Montrose’ Pacific locomotive and tender.