05 June 2018
Aston’s Auctioneers will be offering for sale the collection of a former senior manager at Lledo.
Aston’s Auctioneers will be offering for sale the collection of a former senior manager at Lledo. It is believed there are around 10,000 models in the collection, amassed mostly during the 1990s. The first part of the collection, mainly Days Gone and Promotional models, will be sold on 5 June.
The second part of the collection, to go under the hammer on 10 July, is made up of prototypes and pre-production samples. Aston’s are still in the process of sorting these, but so far in excess of 300 of these models have been found, many from the popular Vanguards range. The models are made from resin, plastic or metal and include some variations that you may recognise, and others that were never to be released. The collection also includes hand drawn boxes and catalogue art work.
Speak to the auctioneers, it’s been good fun sorting through such a thorough and comprehensive collection. The US Army lot, pictured, includes various designs for the box and the models, as well as the final product (which includes the limited edition certificate, numbered ‘0001’). It’s great to see the evolution of the set and gain a little insight into the design process.