Rare Riley Pathfinder races away

06 January 2017
Greenslade-Riley-(2)-93234.jpg This unusual large scale Riley was a styling model
A pleasing result at Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Rare Riley Pathfinder races away Images

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Peter Rixon pronounced himself pleased with the results of the December auction, which included a winning bid of £1,100 (against a pre-sale estimate £400-600) for the stylng model of the Riley Pathfinder.

Amongst the other results of note, a small tinplate Bing saloon car fetched £200, whilst an unmarked German stationary steam plant went under the hammer for £190. An unboxed O gauge Bing for Bassett-Lowke LMS precursor 4-4-0 tender locomotive, “George the Fifth”, underlined the ongoing interest in the larger railway scale: this sold for £170. Rather less common was the childhood collection of Pippa dolls, which certainly interested the audience, with the array closing on £150. An English pale gold mohair teddy bear with replacement pads equally turned heads and captured hearts: this lovable example found a new owner at £240. In complete contrast was a clean and bright Dunlop Stock enamel wall sign, which came with the original mounting bracket: not too common, this realised £420.

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