On Monday 28th June, we saw most extensive selection of toys to sell at Fellows in recent years. The collections of toy trains and ephemera sold a full price of £23,369.
The large collection was spread over 50 lots in our June Antiques, Silver & Collectables auction. The items came from a single private collection, from two West Midlands houses in Stourbridge and West Bromwich. Despite the modest estimates ranging from £50 up to £200, we saw several train sets sell for over £500 as bidders flocked to get their hands on their favourite miniatures.
We were thrilled to see many of the items receive hundreds of bids. Most popular were the OO Gauge model trains, but some lots also featured figures, race sets, and teddies. The top individual price was an OO Gauge model railway locomotive and train kit, selling for £1,122 in total. Boxed Hornby engines, N Gauge modern railways, and American model trains are examples of some of the sets that went under the hammer.
“It was full steam ahead for the train sets in our sale of antiques which were some of the most sought-after items we’ve sold in recent memory. Customers flocked to view the trains and the collection was so vast that we anticipated a high demand.
“It is great to see so many collectors of these model train sets, they’re the perfect items to help you relive your childhood and start a great collection of your own.”
Kevin Jackson, Antiques Specialist at Fellows
Highlight train sets
- Lot 544 – A selection of assorted white metal, brass and other 00 gauge model railway locomotive and train kits, to include Wills examples. Estimate: £40 – £60. Price Realised: £1,122.88
- Lot 554 – A selection of assorted 00 gauge model railway, white metal, brass and other locomotive and train kits, to include Wills, etc. Estimate: £100 – £150. Price Realised: £701.80
- Lot 555 – A selection of assorted 00 gauge model railway, locomotive and train kits, to include Keyser kits, etc. Estimate: £100 – £150. Price Realised: £867.68
- Lot 567 – A selection of assorted 00 gauge model railway kit built white metal, brass and other locomotives and trains. Estimate: £100 – £150. Price Realised: £701.80
(price realised includes fees)
June’s Antiques, Silver & Collectables sale was a hugely popular auction, with over 650 bidders taking part. The auction closed at 8pm in the evening because of the high level of bidding meant that. The sale ended up running for ten hours.
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