Auction Watch - Codeg Bakelite Model Car

24 June 2013
imports_CCGB_codeg_46250.jpg Auction Watch - Codeg Bakelite Model Car
Diecast cars and tinplate models are the lots to watch at Sheffield Auction Gallery. ...
Auction Watch - Codeg Bakelite Model Car Images
This Friday's Special Collectable Toys sale at Sheffield Auction Gallery includes a huge variety of model railways, job lots of diecast cars and even some classic videogames (which are collectable, you know!). However, one of the lots that has certainly caught our eye is a mid 20th century Codeg bakelite model car. Finished in green bakelite the model is clockwork with working front and rear electric lights, while the front steering wheel appears undamaged and complete. Comes in its original green box with the label 'The New Codeg Sports Car'. This rare item is estimated at £300-500 and can be seen to your right.

Elsewhere in the sale there's a neat clockwork 1950s Chad Valley tinplate games van, which appears complete although there is minor signs of wear to the sides and some paint damage to back door, plus the wheels have been repainted. However, it's still estimated at £200-400.

If you fancy bagging a Corgi No. 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 and aren't fussy about it being in mint condition, then lot 795 could be right up your street. The model suffers from some slight wear to the gold paint and has minor chipping, while the rear bullet shield is unfortunately stuck down. The box has some crushing and staining but it does have both passengers and comes with the all-important 'secret instructions'. It's estimated at £60-100.

Finally we'll finish by highlighting a Dinky Supertoys No. 666 Missile Erector Vehicle with Platform. It appears complete with only minor signs of wear (mainly to the missile). Very good overall in a very good original box. The estimate is £100-200.

For more details on other lots in the auction, check the catalogue on the Sheffield Auctions Gallery website. Remember, to get the latest collecting news delivered direct to your inbox every two weeks, sign up for our e-newsletter.
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