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, wines, vinyl records, stamps, vintage vehicles and much, much more.
The department is responsible for three Collectors sales each year, 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.
Brian Goodison-Blanks is head of the Collectors department and with his vast knowledge, he is always happy to advise on items, whether it be one single item or a whole single owner collection, of which there have been many.
Wing Commander Terence Helfer DFC AFC (1920-2010) A WWII RAF group of seven
A pair of taxidermy Tiger skin (Panthera tigris) rugs by Van Ingen & Van Ingen
A 19th century brass live steam scale model of a high pressure 12hp beam engine by Archibald More
A late 18th/early 19th century Persian made? European pattern Light Cavalry sword: the slightly
A WWII period Krigsmarine issue Chronograph wristwatch by Mulco
A Victorian group of three campaign medals to Major-General Alfred George Huyshe CB: Second China
Imperial regulation cork/pith helmet, contained in a Japanned metal hat case by Hobson & Sons
A rare WWII Special Operation Executive SOE Agents 'Striptease Suit' Jumpsuit: the hand screened
Collection of Great British stamps: in an album including 1840 1d black
An Eclair Cameflex Standard 16-35mm cine camera: fitted Dallmeyer Super Six f/1.9 lens