17 October 2012
See what's coming up at auction in October. ...
For the remainder of October there are some interesting auctions coming up for model railway enthusiasts, including the Model Train Sale at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby. The auction kicks off at 10.30am, with viewing beforehand from 8am. There are more than 700 lots, including some interesting railwayana and bus memorabilia. You can view the catalogue at the Vectis website. Below you can see some of the other auction highlights in October:
The Toys and Ephemera auction features a wide selection of vintage tinplate items, including a collection of various tinplate clockwork vehicles such as Lehmann Gnome 807/810 Wells Saloon Car together with a Lehmann tinplate garage (lot 2). There's also a boxed Corgi 261 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 with secret instructions and passenger figures (lot 127), which seems a potential bargain at its current estimate of £50-80. The auction starts at 11am and viewing is from Wednesday 17th until the morning of the sale.
Aston's usual montly sale includes lots for all tastes. One of the top lots this month is a Gauge One 4-4-0 Locomotive and Tender 'Precursor' from around 1907, which is believed to have been produced by Marklin or Bing for Gamages (London). It is estimated at £450 - 650. The auction starts at 10am, with viewing the day before from 10am until 7pm and from 8am on the day of the sale.
Aston's will also be making an appearance at the Barry Potter Toy Fair at Donnington on 21st October, so why not pop along and meet the team.
Unfortunately no catalogue is available at the moment but on 27th October, Locke & England is holding its bi-annual Toys & Childhood Memorabilia sale at its Leamington Spa Auction Centre. The auction is expected to include a mix of tinplate, diecast, dolls and teddies from the 19th century to more modern times. Viewing is the Friday before from 2pm until 7pm and the morning of the sale from 9am.