Racing cars on pole at Lacy Scott & Knight


Lacy Scott and Knight’s recent sale was pronounced to be very good, with every section across the sale performing well.

Lacy Scott and Knight’s recent sale was pronounced to be very good, with every section across the sale performing well. In particular, the steam section commanded plenty of attention: this area included Aster locomotives, live steam locomotives and miniature steam engines, amongst which was a finely made antique exhibition quality horizontal mill engine dating to 1903 and with Certificate of Merit. This engineering marvel achieved a healthy £1,550. Another highlight of the auction was a splendid part collection of Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Crescent and other diecast racing cars; the remainder of this particular collection will be sold on 30 May 2020. The star of the collection had to be Lot 1970: a Dinky Toys World Famous Racing Cars carded counter shop display, complete with six racing cars. Estimated at £800-1,200, the audience thought otherwise, and the lot finally realised £2,900, going to an overseas buyer.

The auctioneers also handled an impressive and large collection of plastic kits and modern release diecasts. In this instance manufacturers included the ever-popular Tamiya, along with Lindberg, Revell, Monogram and AMT, with mainly classic and sport cars featuring in the lots. Whilst many estimates were exceeded on the day, a particular highlight was Lot 2534, an Exoto Racing Legends Model No. RLG 18194 1/18 scale model of a Sauber Mercedes C9 racing car: this was contested all the way to £800.