Vintage Toys On Sale At Ewbank’s On October 2
Ewbank’s, Surrey’s leading international auction house, already has more than 200 lots catalogued for sale for its ever-popular toy sale, on October 2.
The market for collectors is strong so the team advises anyone with items to consign for sale, to get in touch with the team before September 25.
Brands to look out for include cars made by Dinky or Corgi, and Meccano sets. Other items which always garner interest from buyers include clockwork and mechanical toys, locomotives, action man, retro games consoles, and high-quality models.
A collection of mint-condition boxed Dinky electric dairy vans, issued in the 1960s as a trade promotion are going under the hammer, will be sure to pique the interest of collectors.
The milk floats have been consigned by a family who owned a local Job’s Dairy for many years. The toys were put away in a cupboard since they were delivered, it appears just eight of the original trade boxes were given out.
There are 32 lots of six of these Dinky 1960 Job’s Dairy milk floats on sale, which are estimated at £250 to £350 each. The milk floats are cream with red lettering and red load-bed, and have treaded tyres. Each vehicle comes in a plain yellow box, and six of these are housed in the original trade box.
One of the most valuable items already consigned for sale is a Markie 1/10 scale precision, live steam agricultural traction engine in black and maroon livery with brass fittings. It carries a pre-sale guide price of between £800 and £1,200, and measures 64cm long, 37cm high, and 28cm wide.
Another locomotive going under the hammer is a Stuart precision live steam plant, with vertical boiler, marked 'Stuart', supported on a wooden plinth base, 38cm high overall. It has an estimate of between £400 and £600. This is one of 42 lots of live steam models consigned by a single owner.
A collection of 18 models of ships are also on sale, which includes a scale model warship, Sovereign of the Seas, by Admiralty Ship Models, carrying an estimate of between £100 and £200.
Ewbank’s auction room is open for valuations Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm at Burnt Common in Send just off the A3.
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