Auction Highlights 25th October
Auction Highlights 25th October - Toys, Model Railways, Diecast and Model Soldiers.
6th December 2022
25th October - Toys Including Model Railways, Diecast and Model Soldiers.
We welcomed toy enthusiasts from all over the world, with strong bidding via Easy Live, by phone and in-person at the auction. With over 360 Lots consigned there was something for everyone and most Lots sold for their estimate or above.
• Lot 27 Hornby Dublo shop Illuminated Shop Sign sign AE160-200 Hammer 680
A rare find, with original box, corrugated card inner packing piece and Meccano Ltd advice note dated 17 June 1954.
• Lot 32 Pre-war Hornby Dublo locomotive AE80-100 Hammer 160
1938 produced GWR 0-6-2T locomotive No. EDL7, including corrugated card packing sheet ref. no. 1/1038/40.
• Lot 45 DCC locomotives AE100-120 Hammer 310
A pair of DCC-Ready digital locomotives proved that there is strong demand for more modern Hornby locomotives
• Lot 211 Corgi Batmobile AE200-250 Hammer 380
A 1960s issue Batmobile No. 267, always highly collectable but this example also included the rare black plastic Batboat connecting clip.
• Lots 335-359 Minichamps
Highly competitive bidding for Formula One racing cars, especially the Ayrton Senna Collection, with Lot 354 achieving double its estimate.
• Lot 98 Lego Hogwarts Castle No. 71043 AE250-300 Hammer 300
A magic combination of Lego, Harry Potter and factory-sealed box achieved its upper estimate
• Lot 123 Lord of the Rings Games Workshop AE50-60 Hammer 200
From the 2000s, three Games Workshop Warhammer Lord of the Ring sets with The Return of the King No. 60 01 14 99 003, The Fellowship of the Ring No. 60 01 14 99 001 and The Battle of Five Armies No. 60 01 16 99 001.
• Lot 130 Burnett Bus AE800-1000 Hammer 800
A very rare tinplate clockwork Land's End to John O' Groats Bus No. B.15 in hard-to-find box with good pictorial label applied.
Despite the gloomy economic news, toys remain highly collectable as they are a connection to the simpler days of our childhood. So, if you are thinking of selling your toys or collectables, please contact us for a free, no-obligation valuation, to sell at auction or by Private Treaty (an outright cash offer). You are welcome to bring your collection to us by appointment Mon-Sat or for larger collections, we can arrange a pick-up at our expense (please phone for details). Phone 01926 505012 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are planning our next Specialist Toys auction for Spring 2023 and accepting consignments now.
On our website www.griffinsauctions.co.uk you will find forthcoming dates and venues for our auctions and valuation days.