12 March 2020
The John Beugels Collection sale, which was held at Vectis on the 18th February, included 505 lots of fantastic specialist diecast and tinplate toys.
Featuring Dinky pre-war service stations and garages, figure and accessory sets, silver jubilee and other train sets; plus, ships, submarines, military ships, aircraft and military vehicles. Other pre-war items included motorcycle and car sets, racing cars, delivery vans, commercials, trade packs, mechanical horse and trailers and empty boxes. Further items included Dinky cars and commercials, 22 series, military, aircraft, and French Dinky; Dinky, Meccano and other manufacturer magazines, catalogues and historical marketing and sales literature. Plus, FROG aircraft kits, tinplate clockwork aircraft, DUX aeroplane constructor sets, Meccano and Mecavion (France), Gyroplane and other aircraft and constructor sets.
Sale highlights include:
Lot 1052 Dinky pre-war Aeroplanes Set to include Imperial Airways - cream, green; Leopard Moth - green, yellow; Percival Gull Monoplane - white, blue; Autogiro - yellow, green; Monospar - silver, blue and Low Wing Monoplane - red, cream - conditions are generally Fair to Good Plus in generally Fair to Good blue lift-off lid box with early label to lid - backing card is Good, insert packing piece is Good Plus - see photo. Estimate: £400 - £500 Price Realised: £2,520
Lot 1094 Dinky pre-war (wartime) 65 Aeroplane 8-piece Set to include Empire Flying Boat; Douglas DC-3 Airliner; Armstrong Whitworth Bomber; Clipper Flying Boat; Junkers Airliner; Armstrong Whitworth Ensign Airliner; De Havilland Albatross Mail Liner and Imperial Airways Airliner - conditions appear to be generally Fair to Good Plus, still nice bright examples that display well - in generally Good (does have some fading) lift-off lid box with paper label to lid and side, also has "Hudson Dobson" early red label and correct folded leaflet - see photo. Estimate: £500 - £700 Price Realised: £2,400
Lot 1095 Dinky pre-war 66 Camouflaged Aeroplane 6-piece Set to include Heavy Bomber; Autogiro; Dive Bomber; two-seater Fighter; Torpedo Dive Bomber and Medium Bomber - conditions appear to be generally Fair to Good, still bright examples - in Fair lift-off lid box - see photo. Estimate: £300 - £400 Price Realised: £1,560