30 August 2016
Cottees Auctions will be holding a mammoth Two Day Toy Sale in September featuring an exciting collection of Star Wars items.
Collectors will have the chance to get their hands on an impressive Revenge of The Jedi Death Star display piece. The Death Star carry case was only available at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, and features fourteen Star Wars figures including the notorious Salacious Crumb. If that doesn’t awaken the force in you a C-3PO Collector’s Case from the 1980’s with original card packaging will also be on offer. Both items have been encased in perspex stands and make fantastic one-off display pieces.
However the star of the show is a life-size scratch built R2-D2 signed by the recent actor Kenny Baker. The vendor had the model on display at a Comic Con event and when Kenny Baker saw it he asked to borrow it for the day so that he could have photos taken with the fans. On returning the item Kenny asked what he could do to thank the vendor, at which point the vendor asked Kenny to sign the R2-D2. Original photographs of Kenny signing the model are included in the lot. Kenny Baker, who appeared as R2-D2 in six episodes of Star Wars passed away in August at the age of 81.
The auction will be held in Poole on 16th and 17th September and with Lego, Model Railway, Dolls, Tinplate Toys and Scratch-Built Models there really is something for everyone. Alongside the Toy Auction on 17th September, Cottees will be running their fortnightly Antiques and Interiors Auction, followed by a Fine Jewellery and Watches Sale.