Gildings Auctioneers launch a new memorabilia valuation day

22 July 2019
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New valuation day launched

An auction house has added a new specialist event to its regular roster of valuation days due to popular demand from potential buyers and sellers.

East Midlands-based Gildings launched Memorabilia Mondays to meet an unprecedented level of interest in the auction house's regular Toys, Memorabilia & Model Railways sales.

The first Memorabilia Monday valuation day took place in May and due to its success was swiftly followed by another event on 3 June. One standout item brought into the Memorabilia Monday valuation day is an early Tri-ang Lines Brothers tinplate “Magic Midget” racing car, which dates from 1934 when it was issued to commemorate the then land-speed record set by George Eyston. It was in excellent original boxed condition and should realise between £800 - £1,200 at auction.

Andrew Smith of Gildings comments: "Our Memorabilia Monday valuation days are a great way to find out how much collectibles such as dolls, vinyl, posters, comics, die-cast toys and plastic collectable action figures can command at auction.”

Hotly anticipated lots already entered into Gildings forthcoming Toys, Memorabilia & Model Railways sale include a large consignment of boxed Corgi and Dinky diecast toys, a collection of lead soldiers and animals from manufacturers such as Britains and a rare first pressing of the Beatles 'Please Please Me' album. The record is being sold on behalf of a local charity, the Vine Community Trust after being found in a barn by Gildings director Mark Gilding on the premises of Marlow House community day centre in Northamptonshire. This item is complemented by more sought-after vinyl including a collection of 80s prog rock and first pressings of Jimi Hendrix and The Who records.

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No appointment is needed for Memorabilia Mondays, there is also no valuation fee and no obligation to enter goods into an auction. Provisional guidance is also available via an online form. Once consigned for auction, lots reach a global audience of real-time bidders thanks to online bidding technology.

“Although items in pristine condition will always fetch the highest prices, if you are lucky enough to own an item coveted by serious collectors, a flawed example can still reach a high price." adds Andrew Smith. "For example, the Beatles record in our next auction has a reserve price of between £400 and £600 despite being scratched.”

Gildings Memorabilia Monday valuation days are held monthly between 10am and 3pm. More information about future dates can be found at