Dinky toys sell for thousands at Spalding auction
A small collection of pre-war toys stumbled across in an attic clear out went for thousands of pounds at an auction in Spalding.
They toys had been inherited from a family member of the seller more than 35 years ago and had been left untouched until given to specialist collectable toy auctioneer M&M Auctions to sell in their December event.
The toys sold at the Plover Court auction went for a total of £8,550. They included a duo of Dinky No. 22A Pre-War Open Sports Cars which went for £650 each and a No.22b Pre-War Closed Sports Coupe which also fetched £650.
The real stars of the show, however, came in the form of two Dinky 28 series pre-war delivery vans. A No. 28H Sharp’s Toffee issue realized £2,000 at the fall of the hammer and a beautifully original and well-preserved No.28E Ensign/Lukos films van made £4,600 with brisk bidding in the room and from an international internet bidder.
The auction comprised of over 800 lots of other specialist toys, games and models, including tractors, trucks, cars, planes, trains and other collectable items from the past 100 years.
The next sale is scheduled to take place in early February - and entries are now being invited.
M&M Auctions has recently moved to Spalding and plans to hold up to 10 toy auctions in 2019. Each sale is hosted from the Spalding auction room and broadcast live online to a global audience.
The firm is currently accepting entries for their sales in 2019 and are happy to provide a free valuation service on large collections or single items.
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