14 November 2011
The Autumn Toys and Collectors’ Sale at Hartleys, Ilkley, on Saturday 1st October proved to be a real treasure trove with a wide and varied selection on offer which raised £87,500 from 815 lots. ...
The Autumn Toys and Collectors’ Sale at Hartleys, Ilkley, on Saturday 1st October proved to be a real treasure trove with a wide and varied selection on offer which raised £87,500 from 815 lots.
An early highlight was provided by a Parisian bisque headed doll, late 19th century, which sold on the phone for a final price of £5,400 – some £5,000 above estimate!
Concluding the sale of a large collection of Pelham Puppets that have fared well at their previous two collectors’ auctions, three early 1940s examples without boxes, ‘Piano Player’, ‘Huntsman’ and ‘Chef’, reached £2,400, while a ‘Carrot Top’ ventriloquist’s doll made £520.
A Johillco fire station set comprising two diecast fire engines with ladders and drivers, 16 firemen plus a building, labelled ‘Evetoy’, exceeded its top estimate selling at £480. A dealer box of around 100 Timpo Toys Wild West Series individual figures, mint condition but grubbily boxed, sold for £1,400.
Job lots of diecast included 50 playworn Corgis that reached £440, 43 post-war Dinky Toys cars, racers and other items that made £600, and 24 more including a Bedford ‘Ovaltine’ van that raised £420. Among the individual diecasts, a Corgi Batmobile made £230, an unboxed Dinky ‘Kodak’ van did well at £250, while a Guy ‘Golden Shred’ van made £360.
Among the model railway items, a Hornby Dublo No 2245 Overhead Electric Bo-Bo loco went for £600, while 21 Super Detail wagons realised £280. In the O gauge section a Hornby ‘Princess Elizabeth’ Pacific loco and tender went for £1,800, while a clockwork SR 4-4-0 in relatively playworn condition sold for £320. A box of 34 Hornby goods wagons, with several repeats, but in boxed, unused condition, made £500.
PICTURED In good condition in its presentation box, this Hornby O gauge ‘Princess Elizabeth’ sold for £1,800.