08 March 2012
The Specialist Toy Sale held by Durrants of Beccles, Suffolk on Friday 3rd February attracted a broad choice of items across the collecting hobby. ...
The Specialist Toy Sale held by Durrants of Beccles, Suffolk on Friday 3rd February attracted a broad choice of items across the collecting hobby.
A Hornby O gauge pre-war stalwart, the clockwork LNER 4-4-0 ‘Yorkshire’ locomotive and tender, topped the prices with the hammer coming down at £500 (12.5% commission + VAT is payable in addition to these prices).
There was an impressive wooden pond yacht with two masts, which made £360, while a French JEP tinplate Touring Car reached £310.
A boxed example of the Shackleton Foden FG clockwork truck went at £230, while five boxed sets of lead figures – RCMP British Hussars and Horse Guards, British Cavalry and Infantry, British Redcoats and Mounted Arabs – sold for £140.
Durrants presents a Specialist Collectors Sale on 27th April, a Militaria Sale on 25th May and its next Toy Sale on 24th August.
From January this year, Durrants has teamed up with the-saleroom.com to enable live bids to be placed during its sales from home.
PICTURED This Hornby O gauge pre-war clockwork LNER 4-4-0 ‘Yorkshire’ was sold for a hammer price of £500 at Durrants’ Specialist Toy Sale on 3rd February.