Toy Collectors Price Guide 2015 preview: Diecast Models

12 November 2014
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Get a taste of the latest bumper edition of the Toy Collectors Price Guide 2015. ...
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We’re pleased to report that the Toy Collectors Price Guide 2015 will be available to buy in stores and online from 14th November. You can pick up the Guide in store at WH Smith or order direct from Warners Group Publications… if you’re quick, you’ll be able to get it just in time for Christmas.

The 2015 edition is a bumper issue with 148 pages dedicated to the collectables sold at auctions around the globe during the past year. With selections from the likes of Wallis & Wallis, Cottees, Morphy Auctions, Vectis, Sheffield Auction Gallery and plenty more, it’s a handy field guide to help you put a valuation on your vintage toys or pieces you see at swapmeets.

To give you some idea of the amount of information contained within the Guide, there are more than 1,300 toys listed, totaling a whopping £292,000+. The diecast section alone has 324 lots, with a combined total of £61,190. What’s more, as eBay continues to play a bigger part in the collecting community, we’ve included more than 66 items sold on the auction website, with a total of just over £56,000.

Finally, there’s an introduction about how to buy at auction – just in case you’ve previously been daunted by the prospect – and we highlight some ways of spotting potential collectables of the future.

To give you a taste of this year's guide, you can see a preview of some of the items featured below:

Spot-on No.109/2P ERF 68G Flat Float with Wood Planks peppermint green cab, flatbed, silver chassis, wheels, black roof, cream interior with twelve wooden plank load. Good plus in good lift off lid card box, no packing pieces, surface tear to one end. Sold for £120, Vectis, June.

9c Matchbox Superfast Ford RS2000 Escort, white body with SHELL labels, black base, model mint in near mint box. Sold for £30, C&T Auctions, July.

Dinky No.184 Volvo 122S dark red, silver trim, spun hubs, white interior - Excellent in Excellent card box with pen price to one end. Sold for £80, Vectis, June.

French Dinky No. 546 Austin Healey 100-6 Sports Car, matt white body, red interior with driver and windshield, 3 spoke steering wheel, concave hubs, black tyres, model requires cleaning, with original all card picture box. Sold for £100, Lacy, Scott & Knight, May.

Spot-on No.110/3 AEC Mammoth Major 8, with flat float with sides (BRS) red cab, wagon body with cream load bed, black cab roof, silver chassis, wheels, decals to doors and front of roof. Good plus to excellent in fair to good card box, repaired to one end and top of lid, folded leaflet. Sold for £200, Vectis, June.

Matchbox No. 11a Superfast Scaffolding Truck, silver body complete with board and all scaffolding on sprus from new, model mint in near mint box, hard to find 1970 Transitional model. Sold for £30, C&T Auctions, July.

Dinky No.182 Porsche 356A Coupe cream, mid blue ridged hubs - red light detail added to front and rear otherwise excellent in good plus to excellent correct colour spot card box. Sold for £70, Vectis, June.

Dinky Toys No. 160 Austin A30 Saloon, turquoise body with grey plastic wheels, silver detailed grille, in original correct colour spot box, little losses. Sold for £85, Lacy, Scott & Knight, May.

Corgi Toys Gift Set 19 Landrover, Nipper Aircraft and Trailer, with Whizzwheels in window display box, mint boxed condition. Sold for £95, C&T Auctions, April.

Dinky Supertoys 968 BBC TV Roving Eye Vehicle, good with camera-man and signal, in very good box. Sold for £90, Aston's, June.

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