Toy Collectors Price Guide 2015 preview: TV and Film Memorabilia

12 November 2014
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Get a taste of the latest bumper edition of the Toy Collectors Price Guide 2015. ...
Toy Collectors Price Guide 2015 preview: TV and Film Memorabilia Images
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:

Berwick Batman Play Outfit, made in 1966, boxed, containing mask, gauntlets, cape and shirt. Sold for £220, Tennants, January.

Ben Cooper Inc. (America) 823 Spiderman costume, 199 size small (4-6), fits child 39" to 44" tall, comprising painted mask and costume, window boxed, c.1965. Sold for £40, Bamfords, February.

Corgi Juniors 3084 Cartoon characters set, including E19 Pink Panther motorcycle, E38 Jerry's Banger, E59 Tom's Cart, E-67 Popeye's Tugboat and E79 Olive Oyl's Aeroplane, boxed with inner vacuform plastic display piece and outer cardboard packaging piece. Sold for £45, Bamfords, February.

Buck Rogers Unused Sylvania Space Ranger Kit, contains numerous full colour pieces that punch out and make toys to play with. Beautiful colours and graphics. Still sealed. Was a complimentary gift when customers bought Sylvania televisions. Sold for £70, Mullock's, April.

Dinky No.103 Captain Scarlet - Spectrum Patrol Car, metallic bronze, blue tinted windows, white base and plastic aerial, cast hubs. Near mint nice bright example in a good plus (discoloured) bubble, carded base is good to good plus. Sold for £120, Vectis, February.

Dinky No.360 Space: 1999 - Eagle Freighter, white, red, yellow radiation barrels - with red side and rear thrusters. Near mint in a good plus bubble carded base is excellent. Sold for £190, Vectis, February.

LEGO Star Wars 7665 Republic Cruiser, boxed, appears complete but not checked. Sold for £60, Aston's, February.

Lone Star Starsky & Hutch shoulder holster set, overall condition appears to be generally good plus although does have some rusting to bare metal parts on a good plus backing card. Sold for £60, Vectis, February.

Cecil Coleman Fireball XL5 Venus puppet, overall condition is generally good plus - displays well in a good although slightly grubby carded box. Sold for £80, Vectis, February.

Lonestar The Man from UNCLE gun, black with red handle - good plus mounted on reproduction backing card. Sold for £60, Vectis, February.

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