Horses for courses in Warwick

28 June 2021
The last Warwick and Warwick sale was conducted online, as has been the case for some time now.

A pair of Meccano No. 0 Aeroplane kits, built as seaplanes, found a new home for £192 while in the equine models section, Britains Racing Colours of Famous Owners cropped up: the Mr F. T. Halse achieved £660, whilst a Larch Hill Stables cantered over the finishing line to make £552. On a completely different note, a plastic Timpo Wild West 7th Cavalry Field Ambulance Wagon (No. 277) realised a very healthy £192.
Interest in diecast remains strong: the ever popular Mr Bond’s Corgi Aston Martin DB5 (No. 261) whizzed away to achieve £324, begging the question of just when will the market have had its fill of 007. From across the Pond, a Man from UNCLE Thrush Buster in blue realised £192, whilst closer to home the charming Corgi Lotus Racing Team (Gift Set No. 37) sold for a respectable £252.
As for Dinky Toys, a 1930s onwards re-painted and re-transferred set of six Tram Cars (reference No. 27) achieved a remarkable £300 and a glorious pink Thunderbirds Lady Penelope FAB1 sold for £348.
Railway fans had a separate auction: in the Gauge 1 section an Aristocraft Class 66 diesel locomotive Freightliner realised £420, with impressive O gauge models proving as popular as ever, when a Gateneal kit-built locomotive sold for £204 and an unnamed kit-built City of Exeter ran into the terminus for £252.
In the smaller fry section, HO/OO highlights included an Athearn (Genesis) Union Pacific 3985 Challenger, which realised £180. A Bachmann National Railway Museum Great Central 506 Butler-Henderson Class locomotive and tender achieved £114, with a Broadway Limited (USA) Union Pacific 7511 GE AC 6000 No. 2000 selling for £108.
There was a lovely selection of Wrenn locomotives also offered in the auction. Highlights included a BR 34065 Hurricane No. W2275/5P locomotive and tender (£492) and a BR green Golden Arrow 34053 Sir Keith Park rebuilt Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 locomotive and tender (with flags on the front): this settled on £480.

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