03 December 2012
Final part of the John Clibbon collection goes under the hammer and makes thousands ...
We often report about entire auctions that have made around £40,000 but it’s not often we see an individual lot that makes such a dizzying amount. Well, that’s exactly what happened at the 17th November Lacy, Scott & Knight Collectors’ Models sale when a hand painted Marklin Holborn Station sold for £41,000 (excluding buyers premium) after being estimated at just £6,000 – 9,000.
The station comes in three parts and includes station building with booking office on front areas; detachable roof with telegraph array; interior fitting with waiting room, seating and candle holder; booking hall fitted with ticket booth and barrier; blue footbridge in three sections and two ‘home’ signals.
The story for the sale actually begins back in 1998 when Lacy, Scott & Knight, along with Peter Crichton, were instructed by model collector John Clibbon to sell the majority of his collection of tinplate and related items. He had been collecting since the 1940s and the original Clibbon collection included examples from all of the major European makers, such as Bing, Marklin, Bassett-Lowke, Carette and many others.
Sadly John passed away in November 2008 and it was only recently that his family decided to part with the items he didn’t sell originally because he cherished them the most. Among the items in this collection were several station buildings, locomotives and tenders, wagons and coaches, bridges, tunnels and trackside accessories.
For a full report on the John Clibbon Collection Part II at Lacy, Scott & Knight make sure you pick up the NEW LOOK Collectors Gazette on 21st December. Either buy it in stores or pre-order now so you don't miss out. Read about the new changes here.