Rare jet rises up

06 December 2017
vulcan-80479.jpg This Dinky Avro Vulcan Bomber sold for £1000.
The Wallis & Wallis 29 November sale threw up some interesting lots.

The Wallis & Wallis 29 November sale threw up some interesting lots.

Amongst the models up for grabs were a number of Matchbox/Lesney models, including some highly desirable variants. Not one, but two Superfast Ford Mustang cars finished in satin orange with off-white interiors featured in the sale, with guide prices of £70-100. A large number of other Superfast models also appeared in this event: it was clearly good a hunting ground for the Lesney fan. Older vehicles included model No.75, the Ford Thunderbird finished in cream and peach; this was another tempting prospect (price guide £70-90) whilst No.27, the Cadillac Sixty Special, also boasting two tone paintwork (metallic lilac and pink in this case) would have made a colourful addition to anyone’s collection. Finally, model No.39 (the Pontiac Convertible) was resplendent in lemon with a white interior: mint and boxed, it carried an upper guideline of £100.

On to figurines: some lovely Britains lead Knights of Agincourt were lined up for the gavel. In all, five different mounted figures, all virtually mint and boxed, were each given guideline prices of £50-70 and represented a great chance for someone to bag the majority of a collection in one fell swoop.

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On the more expensive front, how about a Dinky Supertoys Guy Warrior Heinz van, which was virtually mint? Still sought after, this Wallis & Wallis example was pitched at £700—1,000; and a rare Dinky Avro Vulcan Bomber, ex-Canadian market and as such, one of about 500 examples thought to exist, was being touted at the same money as the Heinz van.