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Toys & Comics Sale

  • Judith Miller
  • 31 Dec 2008, 11:22 AM

If anyone living in or around North Yorkshire is looking for something to do on Saturday then Tennants Auctioneers have a Toys, Models & Comics sale at their Leyburn auction centre. There's viewing on Friday 2 January from 9 am until 6 pm and the sale starts at 11 am on 3 January. There are 175 lots including this lovely boxed Dinky Racing Cars Gift Set No.4, containing Cooper-Bristol, Alpha Romeo, Ferrari, H.W.M and Maserati, blue and white striped box, dating from around 1953-54. It's expected to reach between £700 and £1,000. Once again proving the value of keeping things in pristine condition in their original box.

    Tomorrow's Collectable Toys

    • Judith Miller
    • 11 Dec 2008, 8:03 AM

    There’s an article in the Daily Telegraph looking at what will be tomorrow’s collectables among the toys that get given this Christmas. It’s something of a lottery, as most of us know, trying to predict these kind of things, but it’s fun trying. Among their tips is the usual one of “keep toys in pristine condition.” This of course kind of defeats the object of toys, unless of course you buy two.


      • Judith Miller
      • 07 Nov 2008, 11:25 AM

      Generations of young boys were brought up on Meccano sets and it's been sad that many men's careers were influenced by what they made with their Meccano. W & H Peacock in Bedford have a Memories of Childhood sale on 25 November at 10.30 a.m. and it includes this trunk. It contains  various trays of Meccano including strips, cogs, wheels, plates, selection of instruction booklets. It is one of a number of Meccano lots that ae up for grabs.

      Check out the history of the company HERE.

        Motor Racing Collectables

        • Judith Miller
        • 03 Nov 2008, 8:23 AM

        With the news of Lewis Hamilton's win in the Formula 1 drivers championship it reminded me that motor racing collectables are harder to find than for many sports. It also appears to be a very specialised group of collectors who go in for it; I found this interesting site with an article about what can be collected.

        Of course there's always toy racing cars that can be collected. This late 1950s Vanwall is worth between £70 and £100.

          Chicago Toy and Doll Show

          • Judith Miller
          • 23 Oct 2008, 3:58 PM

          This Sunday, 26 October, the 35th annual Antique-Collectible Toy and Doll World Show will take place at Kane County Fairgrounds at 25 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. This is the largest doll and toy show in the world, attracting around 500 dealers. Exhibits include everything from action figures, banks, cast iron and lunch boxes, to lithographed toys, windups and more. You’ll find Barbies, bisque dolls, and character dolls, along with dollhouses and doll furniture. Entry will cost you $7 for adults, 12 and younger get in for free.