15 November 2011
Two rare early 1900s clockwork toys set the bidders’ pulses racing at the Wallis & Wallis Toy & Model Auction at Lewes, Sussex, on Monday 17th October. ...
Two rare early 1900s clockwork toys set the bidders’ pulses racing at the Wallis & Wallis Toy & Model Auction at Lewes, Sussex, on Monday 17th October.
Lot 632 comprised two cyclists with the one at the back effectively pushing the front one along.
This toy, measuring some 28cm in length, was probably produced in Germany and showed some signs of overall wear. Some restoration was required. The modest estimate of £70-100 was soon surpassed, with the hammer price going at £3,800!
The following lot was another rarity, an early German Muller & Kadeder Motor Cycle Combination with a male rider and female passenger. The motorcycle measured 19cm in length and the sidecar 10cm. This was in fair condition for its age with some wear and a soldered repair to the front forks. Its pre-sale estimate was £100-175 and it pipped the cyclists by a ton to make £3,900 on the hammer.
Three 1930s highlights were a Meccano Two-Seater Sports Car, which sold for £480, a Hornby series (pre-Dinky) Motor Truck 22c that made £540 and a 22d Delivery Van, which overtook the Motor Truck to make £720.
Four lots of original watercolours by Don Fuller produced for Corgi for the 1990s Classics series of buses and coaches reached hammer prices of between £70 and £100.
The pick of the railway items was an attractive Gauge 1 London Brighton & South Coast Railway 4-4-2T locomotive in the style as produced by Bing for Bassett-Lowke, requiring some work on the electric pick-up, which made a modest £380.
The first Wallis & Wallis sale of 2012 will be held on 9th January.
PICTURED This Gauge 1 LB&SCR 4-4-2T sold for a hammer price of £380.