15 February 2022
Latest sale sees a huge array of toys go under the hammer
Warwick and Warwick’s last sale saw a huge array of toys go under the hammer and there were railway items and diecasts aplenty for the connoisseur. In the latter category, a pair of Spot-On orange Land Rovers, each sporting a contrasting blue crane and each contained within a window box, sold for a respectable £320. Another lot featured some diminutive Dublo Dinky miniatures and included a Ford Prefect No.061, a Singer Roadster No.62, a Commer Van No.063, an Austin Lorry No.064 and a Morris Pickup No.065: this mint collection raised £160.
If job lots are your thing, then a good Dinky sextet comprised a Cadillac Eldorado No.131 in dusky pink, an Alfa Romeo No.185 in red, a Hudson Hornet No.174 (painted in grey over yellow), a green Vanwall No.239, a white Mercedes Benz Racing Car No.237 and a VW Karmann Ghia No.187 in red. In generally good plus to excellent condition, they were bid to a creditable £370.
As for the railway segment, there was much of interest. A Hornby Dublo clockwork pre-war Southern green 2594 N2 Class 0-6-2T locomotive, No DL7, exhibited some chipping but despite this fact, it made £700. In contrast, the Hornby Dublo BR 34005 Barnstaple rebuilt West Country Class 4-6-2 locomotive and tender, described as excellent and in a good plus box, was taken away for just £75.
It wasn’t all about Hornby, though: a selection of Wrenn steam locomotives included a GWR green 7029 Clun Castle 4-6-0 No W2247 and a BR maroon 46245 City of London 4-6-2 No W2226, together with a LMS maroon 2679 4MT 2-6-4T No W2219, a BR green 31340 class R1 0-6-0T No W2206 and a LMS red 7420 Class R1 0-6-0T No W2204: this attractive lot was knocked down for £200. There was also a fair bit of competition for the LGB gauge 1 ESG green and black 104 Zell 0-6-6-0T locomotive (No 2085D), which finally settled on £230.