21 April 2011
The top price of the day at Wallis & Wallis' Toy & Model Auction sale went to a museum quality gauge 1 live steam Bulleid Pacific No 21C153 ‘Sir Keith Park’ and tender. ...
There was a new look to the double-issue catalogue for the Wallis & Wallis Toy & Model Auction at Lewes, Sussex, on Monday 21st March which combined sales No 170 and No 171. The updated format features a fresh look to the cover, ahead of its new website launch which should be online for the May auction.
There was a wide range of items on offer in this sale, with model railways from N to gauge 1 gaining favour, together with some special cars, figures and a musical doll.
The top price of the day went to a fine museum quality gauge 1 live steam Bulleid Pacific No 21C153 ‘Sir Keith Park’ and tender which reached a hammer price of £1,550 (to which 17.5% buyer’s premium + VAT should be added). Built by John Barrett of Walsall, the locomotive is finished in Southern Railway yellow lined Malachite green livery with black roof and came with a plywood carrying case.
A rare pair of mid-1960s Scalextric cars from the James Bond set, comprising an Aston Martin DB5 and a Mercedes 190 SL, reached a hammer price of £1,150 against the pre-sale estimate of £250-350.
Another rarity came towards the end of the sale: a Dinky Toys American export issue 39 series Chrysler ‘Royal’ 39eu in bright yellow with factory hand-painted bright red wings, crackle finish baseplate with ‘gun blued’ axles. It reached a hammer price of £900.
The sale had got off to a cracking start with two quantities of N gauge model railway items, which went for £330 apiece, selling well above estimates. Other highlights included a collection of dismounted Medieval Knights and attendants, which went for £360, and a 19th century French Musical Mechanical Doll, which also reached £360.
Wallis & Wallis is featuring generous cash advances made for collections submitted for absolute sale (the amount being determined by the total value of the collection when entered into the sale). Contact the company for further details.