Wednesday 27 January 2021

Highlights of the Late Alan Harbottle Toy and Collectables Auction

The Auction held on the 13th January 2021 at Boldon Auction Galleries showcased over 40 years of Collecting by Mr Alan Harbottle a local toy collector.  (Part Two will be Auctioned on 10th February)

After several days removing the Collection from Mr Harbottle's home we then spent the Christmas Holidays setting up the saleroom; lotting, cataloguing and photographing the Toys.  It was no mean feat!  Boxes and boxes of toys - some mixed together - to be looked through and ordered ready for Auction.

Sadly with the next announcement of the third National Lockdown we were unable to open our doors to collectors, dealers and enthusiasts in person.  However with the aid of lots and lots of photographs and condition reports all questions were answered and the Online Live Auction was a tremendous success. 

Here are a few highlights along with some of our favourites:

A box of Matchbox, Revell, Airfix, Mattel monogram model kits, various.  Sold £85

Five Corgi Classics buses and a Limited Edition Corgi Circus trailer made exclusively for Royal Mail. Sold £65

A tray of Triang and other Die Cast war ships, some scratch built.  Sold £90

Fifty four Del Prado Napoleon At War figures , boxed, 50 magazines, a Men At War figure with magazine.  Sold £130

Ten Revell model kits. Sold £220

A tin plate Mettoy Monte Carlo sports car, with original detachable plastic roof, 37 cm long.  Sold £600

Twenty four  Matchbox '75'; thirteen Corgi Die Cast, a 007 Citroen 2CV and Britains boxed Die Cast models and five empty boxes etc.  Sold £600

Quantity of loose Die Cast vehicles, toys etc., in four boxes.  Sold £480

A tray of Die Cast racing cars, to include Crescent Toys, Dinky etc.  Sold £480

A large quantity of various Lesney vehicles and a Matchbox G-7 Veteran and vintage set (unboxed). Sold £420

Four boxes of Die Cast cars and vehicles.  Sold £410

A quantity of Matchbox items to include; collectors case of Die Cast cars etc. Sold £460

A clockwork tin plate model of a Rolls Royce, complete with chauffer, 'Made in England', 36 cm long.
 Sold £500

A Dinky 409 Bedford articulated lorry, a 591 Shell Chemical Limited AEC tanker and a 905 Foden flat truck. Sold £140

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