Aircraft and aces sell at Warwick & Warwick

03 February 2017
806_326-70339.jpg World War One is frequently epitomised by the exploits of the Red Baron – here was a memento from Britains.
Warwick & Warwick held a diecast, model soldier and toy auction on 18 January.

Valuer Jill Smith commented: “Despite the cold weather we had an excellent room attendance, with 332 lots for bidders to choose from in our first auction of the year.”

In the model soldiers section Britains were, she relates, ever popular with 42 lots offered as both collections and as single items. Arguably the highlight of those on parade was an example of the WW1 Special Collectors Edition Fokker DR1, which included both Manfred and Lothair Richthofen. This was referenced No 00158, was mint and contained within a nearly mint box with outer carton. The Red Baron package realised a high-flying £165. There was also an excellent selection of the unusual Little Wars models. These were all offered as collections in a total of 25 lots and achieved a very healthy combined total of £6,088.

Moving on to the diecast section, a modern CMC  1/18 scale Auto Union Type D of the period 1938-1939 struck many present. Described as mint in an excellent box, this large model realised £118.  

Sticking with the modern diecast theme, a number of Corgi Aviation Archive models were entered in the sale. These literally were flying off the shelves, with 28 lots achieving a combined total of £4,358.  Could this be a future area to watch?

There were 12 lots of Code 2 and three Exclusive First Editions buses in this auction. These all sold well above estimate, making a combined total of £4,625. In the homegrown Dinky section a boxed Ford Fordor Sedan (No.170) came under the hammer. With a blue lower body and hubs, set off by a pink upper body, this unusual colour scheme aroused no less interest before the gavel fell at £188.  

Content continues after advertisements

At the Warwick and Warwick Model Railway auction on the same day there were 374 lots on offer, and all were keenly viewed before the auction started.  

Big is best? Right! In the O gauge section, an excellent range of ACE trains came up for consideration. Highlights included an LNER grey 2509 2Silver Link” A4 Class locomotive and tender, which realised £826 whilst an LNET blue 4468 “Mallard” A4 Class locomotive and tender confirmed the ongoing interest in this streamlined beauty: this closed on £649.  

Finally in the O gauge section, a kit built electric KLS black 4-6-0 locomotive and tender sold for a hugely impressive £1,150.
As for the OO gauge section, here a Hornby Dublo LNER olive green 2594 on a bunker Class N2 0-6-2 tank locomotive No. EDL7 achieved a creditable £507. Elsewhere, a Lawrence Scale Models professional kit (built and painted) with four coaches, rolled off to make £554.  
A good range of Wrenn locomotives featured on the day: highlights included tan LMS 6146 “The Rifle Brigade” Royal Scot Class 6P No.W2403, which achieved £259. Slightly more (£283) was bid on an LMS 46231 “Duchess of Atholl” 8P Class No.W2405. Lastly, an LMS 6221 “Queen Elizabeth” Coronation 8P Class (No.W2301) sold for an impressive £460.  

Warwick & Warwick’s next diecast, model soldier and toy auction will be held on Wednesday 15 March.