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No dry spell for classics Offered in near mint condition and in an excellent picture box, this Dinky Toys No. 110 Aston Martin DB3 (No. 110) quickly left its £90-£110 estimate behind in the dust when bidding started up.

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This summer’s weather in the UK has been a bit of a mixed bag, but rain didn’t deter bidders turning out for Warwick & Warwick’s July general toys auction. Dinky and Corgi were by far the most dominant brands, so below are just a few of our picks from that section of the sale…

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Dinky Toys Type 2 Delivery Van, No. 28r, liveried for Swan Pens.

SOL D FOR £11 8 Dinky Toys Type 2 Delivery Van, No. 28y, liveried for Exide/ Drydex Batteries.

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This example of Corgi Toys Grand Prix Racing Gift Set (GS12) – comprising Volkswagen Breakdown Truck, Cooper Maserati, Porsche Carrera 6 and Lotus Climax, with all accessories present and correct – was pursued well beyond the top end of its catalogue estimate (£280-£340) before crossing the finishing line at gavel’s fall.

On a day when brollies needed to be at the ready, this example of Corgi Toys The Avengers GS40 Gift Set fared well.

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SOL D FOR £45 6 Corgi Toys No. 803 The Beatles Yellow Submarine

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Save for a slight manufacturer’s paint flaw to the right hand rear door and a little wear to its stripped lift-off box, this example of Dinky Supertoys No. 919 Guy Van was in otherwise lovely condition and easily shredded its £300-£400 catalogue estimate.

Dinky Toys No. 504 Foden 14 Ton Tanker, No. 504.

WATCH Hot picks ■ A Hillman Avenger in Wardance Red (VA 10402) listed on eBay this August underlined the significant increases in value we are starting to see for certain obsoletes in the Vanguards range. The model was described by its vendor as “extremely rare” – a claim one could quibble over, seeing that 3,460 examples were released onto the market back in 2007. Far less disputable, however, is how prized examples have now become. In this instance, an opening bid of 99p was invited but 13 subsequent bids saw the model eventually change hands for £52 – a considerable premium on the original recommended retail price of £15.99.

■ Also attracting much attention was an ex-display 1:48 scale white metal model produced by Dutch manufacturer Zon. Liveried for Lastra Breda, the GINAF 8x8 with Ballast Box promoted 21 bids, finally fetching an impressive £510.

■ A particularly astonishing result, though, was achieved by a 1960’s Hot Wheels’ Brabham Repco F1,complete with matching collectors button and still sealed onto its ‘Grand Prix Series’ card backing, offered by an Australian vendor. Originally marketed as a pocket money toy, after 14 bids this little racecar changed hands for a whopping £806. Hot Wheels indeed!

october 2017 | www.modelcollector.com

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