Simon Archer collection far exceeds estimates at Excalibur Auctions

03 February 2022
Spectacular results seen at January Toys & Model Railways auction
Simon Archer collection far exceeds estimates at Excalibur Auctions Images

Excalibur Auctions produced some spectacular results yet again at their January Toys & Model Railways auction.

The highlight of the sale was the first part of the Simon Archer collection of Gerry Anderson memorabilia; Simon Archer was Gerry Anderson’s official biographer and, as a journalist was heavily involved in the Gerry Anderson scene of the early 1990s.

On offer was a vast selection of Gerry Anderson related diecast and vintage toys, with the star performer being a Century 21 “Sam Loover’s saloon” from the Joe 90 series; exceptionally this car still had the opening bonnet sadly missing from most of these models. Hammer price was £800. The “Captain Scarlet Patrol Car” from the same manufacturer brought £700, and a “Zero-X” battery operated plane as seen in the “Thunderbirds are Go!” film achieved £650.

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A Dinky 101 “Thunderbirds 2 & 4” in original picture box made a stellar £600, whilst a very complete and tidy Dinky 100 “Lady Penelope’s FAB1” followed with £420. 

Other items in the sale achieving higher than estimated prices included a selection of complete Dinky trade boxes including 62D Blenheim Bombers in a green export trade box (£420), 43B RAC Motor Cycle Patrols (£350) and 39E Chrysler Royal Sedans (also £350).

Model Railway successes included a group of four Bachmann limited edition RTC liveried coaches achieving £350, and a similarly liveried diesel railbus by Heljan with the gavel going down at £250.

Excalibur’s next Toys & Model Railways sale is on March 26th