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Sale SS5: Model Trains, Vehicles, Toys and Collectables Sale

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Friday, 23rd March 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

Model Trains, Diecast Vehicles, Toys and Collectables Auction

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A Specialist Collector' Sale.

This auction has 589 fine art lots.

Sale Notes

Please note that this was scheduled for Wednesday, 21st March 2018 but moved because of the bad weather. The printed, page-by-page and PDF catalogues still have the original date.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood's additional auction of the 21st March 2018 is a single owner collection of model trains, diecast vehicles, toys and collectables, which includes a wide range of pieces for all enthusiasts.

The highlight of the collection is undoubtedly the 2 inch Scale Burrell Showman's Live Steam Traction Engine 'Thetford Town' (SS05/1450). The precision detailing of the gears, regulators and decoration certainly justify its pre-sale estimate of £8,000-£12,000.

Included in the collection are a number of original boxed Corgi and Dinky vehicles that will be familiar to many collectors, but also included are a good number of foreign makers such as Conrad, Schuco and others.

Among the model trains are a number of Japanese brass models in both OO/HO and O gauge by Tenshodo, KTM (Katsumi) and Sunset Models. Made primarily of the American market, the detailing of the Union Pacific 'Big Boy' 4-8-8-4 locomotive and tender (SS05/1398) should attract international interest from online bidders with a pre-sale estimate of £300-£400.

As well as the trains and cars, there are several model boats in the sale and enthusiasts will probably be keen on the 6ft long radio controlled pond yacht (SS05/1013), probably the largest we have seen at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood over the years!

Collectors of early tinplate toys and collectables will not be disappointed with the number of American and Japanese toys included in the sale. There are a number of tinplate toys by Louis Marx like the Pan-Am plane (SS05/1555) and the 'Hi-Mac' Automatic GI Dump Truck with Driver (SS05/1578) as well as several Ichiko (Japan) large scale friction drive tinplate Mercedes Benz 300SE (SS05/1520).

If you ever wished to relive your childhood, then this is certainly the sale to do so. With so many original pieces like the Tamiya model kits for the Williams (SS05/1547) and BMW (SS05/1545) racing cars, collectors will be drawn to the salerooms in Exeter on the day.

Auction Viewings

The sale will be on view on the following days in the saleroom (unless otherwise noted) with limited viewing possible on sale days.

  • Saturday, 17th March 2018: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Monday, 19th March 2018: 9:00am - 5:15pm
  • Tuesday, 20th March 2018: 9:00am - 5:15pm
  • Wednesday, 21st March 2018: 9:00am - 5:15pm
  • Thursday, 22nd March 2018: 9:00am - 5:15pm

Auction Viewing Notes

Please note the revised sale date and viewing times due to the weather.

Order of Sale

The sale will start at 10:00am.

Bidding Options

Bidders at this auction will be able to place bids in person in the saleroom, by telephone (provided they prebook with us) and through commission bids. Buyers will also be able to bid online over the Internet at this sale.

Online Auction and Live Bidding Details

Live online bidding is available through our live bidding partners for this auction.

The Saleroom LogoThe Saleroom is one of our English language live bidding partners.

Contact for Sale

For any information about this sale, please contact:-

Brian Goodison-BlanksBrian Goodison-Blanks

Tel:+44 (01392) 413100

Auction Settlement Details

We offer several payment methods.

If you are tranferring funds to us electronically for this auction, please call us on +44 (0)1392 413100 or email us for our client bank account details.

Legal Notice

Please note that this sale will be subject to our usual Terms and Conditions. Your attention is drawn to our conditions of sale, our information for buyers and our information for sellers. Please also note our premium and commission charges.