12 December 2011
In a year where there have been some amazing prices realised for figures and associated models, the final Vectis Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories Sale of 2011, held on Tuesday 15th November, definitely went with a bang! ...
In a year where there have been some amazing prices realised for figures and associated models, the final Vectis Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories Sale of 2011, held on Tuesday 15th November, definitely went with a bang! (All prices include buyer’s commission.)
Once again it was the plastics section that led the charge with some stunning prices achieved. A Trojan ‘Half Moon’ display card made £1,100 while two un-catalogued Trojan half sets reached £2,600 and £2,500 apiece. An early Timpo US Marines display set sold for £740, with a scarce issue boxed Windmill by F G Taylor selling for £600.
There were more staggering prices to come in the civilian sections with the undoubted highlight being £6,200 paid for a boxed Phillip Segal Toys set of Cricketers! Equally stunning was the £3,500 price paid for a Nestle’s Home Farm set manufactured by W. Britain. Also noteworthy was £1,300 paid for a Taylor & Barrett Visitors at Tea set and £1,100 for a rare version of its Jazz Band set. Britains was, as always, well represented with Set 137F Tractor and Clockwork Trailer realising £1,400 and a Motorcycle Combination making £950.
This sale included the third and final part of the Nils Fischer Britains Reference Collection, which has provided many splendid items over the past year at Vectis, including a number of original Britains moulds and casting tools. A set of ‘plasters’ for The Edwardian Family made £530, £560 was paid for a Buck Rogers set and £360 for the Football Series. A Lilliput shop counter display made £800, a Sales Display £700 and a Monoplane in green with USAAC markings took off at £2,100.
Vectis assures us that it is busily preparing for the first sale of 2012 with an equally mouth-watering selection.
PICTURED This bucolic beauty, a Nestle’s Home Farm set by W. Britain, realised £3,500 at the Vectis sale on 15th November.