22 August 2011
A two-day sale by Vectis on Tuesday 13th September and Wednesday 14th features a wealth of treasures from The Robin Kerr Collection of diecast, tinplate, military, civilian figures, equipment and accessories. ...
A two-day sale by Vectis on Tuesday 13th September and Wednesday 14th features a wealth of treasures from the Robin Kerr Collection of diecast, tinplate, military, civilian figures, equipment and accessories.
Robin is a well known collector and dealer whose collection began when he discovered a toy shop, while on holiday in Ireland, which was selling a selection of old toys. By 1972 his collection had grown to more than 1,000 models with the highest price he'd paid reported to be £9 for a pre-war tractor. That Dinky tractor is among the thousands of models offered in the auction, now carrying a pre-sale estimate of £200-300!
Featured in the two-day sale are some late 1950s/early 1960s Automec, Minic, Moorstone, Britains, Chad Valley, Spot-on, Corgi and Budgie. European manufacturers include CIJ and Norev, plus some early examples of American Tootsietoy. Tinplate toys represented include Tri-ang, Wells Brimtoy, Louis Marx, Chad Valley and Frog Aircraft. Britains items include Racing Colours, Farm and Military boxed vehicles, plus civilian issues by lesser known manufacturers.
A printed catalogue is available from late August.
PICTURED: A small selection of the toys from The Robin Kerr Collection offered in the two-day sale by Vectis on 13th and 14th September.