03 February 2017
East Bristol Auctions ever popular Games, Trains & Automobiles sale on 28 January might well have been a record breaker!
Not only was the sale a complete sellout, but they believe they’ve set an auction record! A Corgi Green Hornet, made in 1968, featured as lot 450 in the auction. "I was only the second person to take a look inside the box of the Green Hornet," says Andrew Stowe, auctioneer. "The condition was absolutely as new, it even had the tiny piece of tissue paper to the top of the box. I’ve never seen a Corgi in such condition - it was stunning."
Estimated at £200 - £300, such was the pre-sale interest that bidding opened at £500. "I thought that was it," continued Andrew, "but two buyers on the internet really wanted it, and the price just kept going up." The model ended up selling for £780. :We cannot find another Green Hornet that has sold for that amount. Some years ago one in a similar condition had sold for £660. We believe this is an auction record price." explained Andrew.
East Bristol’s next sale will be on 22 April and entries are invited up until three weeks prior.