09 March 2022
A single owner’s collection of model trains and railwayana
An upcoming auction at Gary Don Auctioneers and Valuers will see the majority of the items coming from a single owner’s collection of model trains and railwayana.
The vendor is an 83-year-old gentleman who has decided to let go of his collection. He and his father collected the items over 45 years (from the 1970s onwards) from toy fairs and exhibitions all over the country.
None of the lots have a reserve attached to them and 90% of the collection is in original condition, while others have been restored by professional restorers. His father built all the display cases for the larger models.
The collection contains French, German and British train sets by Hornby, Bassett-Lowke, Collette, Bing and others.
There are also many lots of railwayana including bridges, crossings, stations, track etc.
We also have a good selection of model cars, dolls, teddy bears, games and comics.
Some of the top lots to go under the hammer on 29th March include:
Lot 25 – 3 x 8w Pullman coaches
Lot 40 – 2 Tanker wagons
Lot 61 – Loco 4-4-0 6w Tender. M.R.2P class 483, Bing for Bassett Lowke, Gauge 1
Lot 73 - Loco Duke of York Red 330i, 4-4-0-6w, tender LMS, Bassett Lowke 1930
Lot 173 - Doll ‘Betty (Elizabeth)’ fully jointed doll by C.M.Bergmann, Walteshausen, Germany. Dressed in fabrics of the 1920s, dress made of pure silk. 23/24” high
Lot 137 - various Hornby wagons and carriages including 4 rare snowploughs
Lot 245 – Red celluloid google eyed doll, made in England. Arms detached. 12” high. (one of our favourites but not the most valuable)
Lot 230 – Boxed Star Wars radio controlled R2-D2, wireless control
For more information about the sale visit: https: www.garydon.co.uk