29 August 2012
Rare set among a spectacular array of models from the past century. ...
The Special Auction Services' (SAS) Toys For The Collector sale on Thursday 5th July presented a spectacular array of models covering a broad selection of manufacturers from over the past century.? ?The diecast section alone featured choices from companies including Britains, Crescent, Charbens, Husky, Lledo, Matchbox, Morestone, Spot-On and Sunstar. Also included were some Japanese built tinplate buses and trams.??One expected highlight was an excellent boxed example of the pre-war Hornby Series 'Modelled Miniatures' 22 Series set in original form as bought in 1933-34, all pieces with pre-Dinky 'Hornby Series' cast on the underside. This sold for a hammer price of £13,000 against pre-sale estimates of £12,000-18,000.
The models in this set comprised a red and cream 22a Sports Car; a yellow and green 22b Sports Coupe; 22c Motor Truck; 22d Delivery Van; 22e Farm Tractor and 22f Tank. The models were all in generally very good condition as this set had originally been purchased for use with a Hornby O Gauge model railway layout and obviously used carefully. Following the Second World War it had been dismantled and remained packed up until purchased by the vendor in the 1990s, who had also kept it in this fine condition.?? Among the Corgi selections, an excellent to mint boxed Chipperfelds Circus Set No.23 realised £620, while a boxed GS37 Lotus Racing Team Gift Set made £340.
For aircraft fans there were some excellent 1/18 scale scratchbuilt models by Tony Woollett, with a WW1 Sopwith F1 Camel Biplane making £700 (estimates £400-600). A good Dinky Toys Short Shetland Flying Boat flew to £220 (£80-100). A Meccano No.2 Aeroplane Constructor Set reached £320, while a No.1 Constructor car raised £300.??There was a fine example of the Tri-ang Minic large scale Magic MG Midget, good to very good condition in a fair box, which raced to £1,200 (£200-300).
A scratchbuilt Foden Steam Wagon 'Dalesman' sold for £500. ??Among the figures and accessories, a Britains Hunting Set with extras, including the 1147 Home Farm 'Fully Cry' set with ‘one fox in original box’, came to earth at £230. There was a good selection of model railway items too with a Hornby Dublo EDG7 GWR Tank Goods Set being sold for a hammer price of £210.??
The next SAS Toys For The Collector sale is to be held on Thursday, September 6.