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Collectables and Toys

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks
Joint Department Head

Martin McIlroyMartin McIlroy
Joint Department Head

The Collectables and Toys Department deals with a wide range of artefacts, ranging from Collectables such as Coins, Stamps and Posters, Militaria, Medals and Edged Weaponry through to Toys such as Diecast Models, Railwayana, Dolls and Teddy Bears.

The department is responsible for the twice yearly Collectors sale, which is perhaps one of the most eclectic (and eccentric) auctions on the sale calendar. As the most interesting and fluid market in the auction world, with ever changing demands and interest, the main driving force for buyers and collectors is nostalgia.

Collectables Categories

Toy Categories

Sale FS18; Lot: 0869: An early 19th Century Chinese export lacquer eight fold screen, decorated in gilt with a continuous scene of figures in pagoda garden landscapes and lake and mountain landscapes with figures in boats and on bridges within a wide geometric border with birds, flowers and foliage bordered with lines, the reverse panels with birds amidst flowering and fruiting trees, each panel 199cm (6ft 6 1/4in) x 55cm (1ft 9 3/4in).

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0869
Estimate: £3,000-£5,000
Realised: £6,200
An early 19th Century Chinese export lacquer eight fold screen, decorated in gilt with a continuous scene of figures in pagoda garden landscapes and lake and mountain landscapes with figures ...

Sale FS18; Lot: 0331: Robert Adams [1917-1984] - 'Pen(with?) Forms' - signed and dated Adams 1955 on base further inscribed with title and dated 1955 on a label attached to the base slate sculpture 13.25cm high.

Sale: FS18 (24 Apr 2013)
Auction Lot: 0331
Estimate: £1,500-£2,000
Realised: £15,000
Robert Adams [1917-1984] - 'Pen(with?) Forms' - signed and dated Adams 1955 on base further inscribed with title and dated 1955 on a label attached to the base slate sculpture ...

Sale FS31; Lot: 0362: Helen Bradley [1900-1979] - Piccadilly, Manchester 1915- signed Helen Bradley and with fly insignia bottom right also inscribed with title and date on a label on the reverse oil on board 49.5 x 75.5cm.

Sale: FS31 (12 Jul 2016)
Auction Lot: 0362
Estimate: £30,000-£50,000
Realised: £115,000
Helen Bradley [1900-1979] - Piccadilly, Manchester 1915- signed Helen Bradley and with fly insignia bottom right also inscribed with title and date on a label on the reverse oil on ...