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A Catalogue of the different Specimens of Cloth Collected in the Three Voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern Hemisphere.
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Robert O Lenkiewicz [1941-2002] - Anna at the Compton Studio signed twice and inscribed with title on the reverse further inscribed 'Non Project Piece' and marked with a yellow triangle ...
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Donald McIntyre [1923-2009] - Road to the Shore signed bottom right D McIntyre oil on board 51 x 61cm.
The Right Formula for Tinplate Clockwork Toy Collectors
An Alfa Romeo P2 Tinplate Clockwork Toy produced by Compangie Industrielle du Jouet
(CIJ) in the 1920-30s sold at auction for £3,800 in our April 2012 Fine Sale.
Of all the tinplate clockwork toy cars produced in the 20th century, none is
more iconic the Alfa Romeo P2 produced by the French firm CIJ (Compagnie Industrielle
It was based on the Alfa Romeo P2 Grand Prix racing car designed by Vittorio Jano
that raced between 1924 and 1930 with the likes of Antonio Ascari and Achille Varzi
at the wheel. For any true toy collector, it is a 'must have' piece.
Produced through out the 1920s and 1930s, the P2 was available in national colours
of various nations, red for Italy, silver for Germany, blue for France, green for
Britain. It was a very expensive model to buy in the 1930s but was beautifully
detailed with working steering wheel, knock-off hub caps, solid rubber tyres and
hinged petrol and radiator caps. The illustrated Alfa sold for £3,800 in our April
2012 Fine Sale.
Other Automobilia interest in our April 2012 Fine Art Sale included an album of
photographs, from the pre-war era, showing ERA's, Riley's and others at hill climbs
and on various racing circuits including Crystal Palace. There were approximately
forty photographs, mostly laid down but some loose and the album sold for £620.
A photograph from the motoring album which sold for £620 in the April 2012 Fine
- Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
- Fine Sale
- Collectors' Items
- Tinplate Clockwork Toys
- Compangie Industrielle du Jouet (CIJ)
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