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Warwick and Warwick’s November diecast, model soldier and toys auction totalled just over 400 lots in all and models, vehicles, cigarette cards, dolls, construction toys and tinplate all jostled for attention. Oh, and ABBA made a guest appearance, too…
All things Meccano still exert a huge nostalgic pull and a pre-War No.2 Motor Car Constructor set, complete with a diecast driver, was no exception, for it realised £413. Highlight of this section, however, had to be a complete set of four Matchbox ABBA dolls: money, money, money did indeed come into play, for the quartet achieved a whopping £826!
Tinplate also got a look-in, and proved yet again that Japanese and German items are in demand. A very collectable Yonezawa battery operated Jetspeed tinplate racing car whizzed off the rostrum to sell for £295. This lovely model featured a forward/back gear shift as well as a speed regulator for good measure. In the model soldiers and figures section a good Britains Royal Artillery Mobile Howitzer Unit set found a new home for £295 while a more modern 1970s Britains Army Group set sold for £247.
Again, it was the rare and the unusual scored highly: an uncommon Sacul Walt Disney Rob Roy and Redcoat set achieved a creditable £271.
In the diecast section the auction trod familiar ground. Here, highlights included a Britains Fordson Power Major Diesel Tractor (which realised £188), a Dinky Guy Warrior 4-Ton Lorry that sold for £177 and the ever-popular Dinky Mighty Antar Low Loader with propeller, which achieved £224.
Warwick and Warwick’s next diecast, model soldier and toy auction will be held on 24 January 2018.