10 April 2018
There was plenty of interest for collectors at the March Wallis & Wallis sale. Star Wars, in the shape of a 1977 Kenner 12 inch figure of Han Solo, boxed and with all accessories, was estimated to make £120-150.
There was plenty of interest for collectors at the March Wallis & Wallis sale. Star Wars, in the shape of a 1977 Kenner 12 inch figure of Han Solo, boxed and with all accessories, was estimated to make £120-150. Along with this there was a Kenner (1983) Y-Wing Rebel Fighter, again boxed and described as in very good condition (estimate £50-70).
Back to planet earth, and to the Automobile Association, which is an ideal theme for anyone collecting breakdown models. A Budgie Toys example, with windows and within its original box, was estimated at £80-120 whilst a Morestone version, equally scarce but with some paint loss to its roof, was hoping to fetch between £100-150. To round off the theme, a more familiar sight was the mint Dinky AA Minivan: this was a second issue and was listed as likely to make up to £70. Still on Dinky, a very scarce American Export issue Covered Wagon was also going under the hammer. In olive drab with just a few minor chips, this was expected to fetch £80-130.
If US confections are indeed more to your taste, then you’d have wanted to see the huge Hot Wheels variety in blisters. Several lots of the more recent (dating from the early noughties) vehicles, 25 to a lot, were slated for sale but taking pride of place was the sextet of 1969 Redline issues: a 1936 Ford Coupe, a Grand Prix Chaparral, a 1931 Ford Woody, a Brabham Repco, a Hot Heap and a Custom Volkswagen. These were all unopened and mint, with tin badges and on good backer cards. Each was billed to make around £70-80.