Vectis planning spectacular silver anniversary auctions

12 August 2014
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Diecast, TV and film memorabilia, model railways and lots more lined up for September. ...
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Vectis Auctions, the world's biggest toy auctioneer, is set to celebrate 25 years of selling top quality collectable toys in September with not one, not two but SEVEN sales that are all absolutely packed with top notch treats.

Among the highlights is an incredibly impressive two-day Matchbox sale (16th and 17th September) that includes all of the original 1-75 Series, along with several extremely rare colour variations that could be worth thousands. It's followed by a superb Dinky auction (23rd September), which includes some of the best examples of Dinky diecast we've seen and most are in practically mint condition.

If that's not your thing, then Vectis is also holding a special model railway sale at the Benn Hall in Rugby (20th September), which sadly we weren't able to see on a recent visit but were told it includes some very sought after pieces. Finally, the busy month for Vectis closes on 30th September with a very interesting TV, Film and Poster Sale, which includes some very rare Star Wars posters.

Vectis was created in 1988 by Roger and Jill Mazillius on the Isle of Wight - giving the company its name (Vectis is the ancient Roman name for the Isle of Wight). The first sale was held on September 15th the following year at Guildford Surrey.

When Bryan Goodall purchased the company in 1996 it has a turnover of £600,000 raised from eight auctions a year. Vectis currently holds more than 50 auctions per year and regularly achieves around £5,000,000 a year. Back in 1988 the only way to bid was to attend the auction in person or leave an absentee bid but now with the introduction of the internet the sales are broadcast worldwide and people can bid from the comfort of their home or office, whether they are in the USA, Australia, China, the UK or anywhere in between.

You can watch a video preview of the September auctions below:

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