15 October 2010
Dinky Toy collectors literally had a field day when DJ Auctions Ltd presented a one-day specialist sale at Newark Showground on Saturday 18th September. ...
Dinky Toy collectors literally had a field day when DJ Auctions Ltd presented a one-day specialist sale at Newark Showground on Saturday 18th September. There were more than 400 lots of Dinky Toys plus some cabinets and associated ephemera offered for sale.
Following the auction Patrick Doidge commented: “All in all it was a very good sale with the Supertoys doing very well. The vast majority of the high prices were achieved in the room with strong bidding from some determined collectors.” Some commission, telephone and live online bids added to the enthusiastic interest in this sale.
A number of the models reached the four-figure level, with Lot 378, Dinky Supertoys No 934 Leyland Octopus Wagon, a near mint model in a similar condition striped box, reaching £3,000. This variation featured a dark blue and pale yellow striped cab, light yellow back, and red plastic hubs with radial pattern tyres. Figures quoted are the hammer prices to which 15% buyer’s premium is applicable.
Another Supertoy to set the paces racing was a No 514 Guy Van with ‘Weetabix’ lettering, yellow cab, chassis, back and ridged hubs and in mint condition in an excellent blue box. It sold for £2,500.
Meanwhile, a Supertoys No 503 Foden Type 1 Flat Truck with Tailboard, red and black with herringbone tyres, in near mint condition in an excellent buff box, made £1,500, while a No 919 Guy Van with ‘Golden Shred’ lettering and logo, red with yellow hubs, mint in a near mint box, went for £1,300. Sold for £1,200 was another No 514 Guy Van, this time with ‘Lyons Swiss Rolls’ lettering, dark blue with light blue ridged hubs, near mint with minor paint touch, in an excellent blue box.
The popular Foden lorry types were also keenly contested. A Supertoys No 501 Type 1 Diesel 8-wheel Wagon, featuring a dark blue cab with a silver flash, near mint in an excellent buff box, sold for £850, with a red No 941 Type 2 14-ton Tanker with ‘Mobilgas’ lettering and logo, mint in excellent striped box, sold for £800.
Elsewhere in the auction, a pre-war No 48 Filling and Service Station, featuring a green base with yellow roof, near mint condition in a very good card box, sold for £540. A mint unboxed No 23 Streamlined Racing Car, dark blue with silver detailing and black ridged hubs, sold for £120, while a grey/red near mint unboxed No 29c Double Deck Bus AEC Type 1 sold for £220. Sold for £280 was a No 157 Jaguar XK120 Coupe, cerise/turquoise, mint in near mint correct colour spot box, while a mint unboxed No 38a Frazer Nash, blue with grey seats, went for £260.