James Bond, Batman and other vintage toys up for auction in Staffordshire

Die-cast models in the one-owner collection include this 1960s Batmobile Corgi

Richard Winterton Auctioneers in Staffordshire are mobilizing for the sale of 440 lots on Thursday May 12.

One-third of the auction, which will be streamed online and welcome bidders live to the hall, features a Midlands single-owner collection of over 160 trains, including models from Hornby Dublo, Tri-ang Wrenn, Lima, Mainline, Graham Farish, Liliput and Dapol.

Toy reviewer Jon Price said: “This is a wonderfully impressive collection of mostly electric locomotives from the 1950s.

“Many OO gauge trains have been rebuilt, repainted, renamed and renumbered, creating many models that you simply cannot buy off the shelf.”

This example of Aki’s Toyota 2000GT car from the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice comes complete with all original boxes and accessories.

Other lots include rolling stock of various thicknesses and a large collection of spare parts and locomotive wheels.

The sale at the Tamworth auction rooms also includes a collectible 1930s Steiff teddy bear and a 1960s tinplate Japanese ‘lunar explorer’, each set to fetch hundreds of pounds.

Grabbing the interest of bidders is a special one-owner collection of 1960s and 1970s Corgi and Dinky die-cast toy vehicles, all with original boxes and accessories.

Coming in approximately 40 sets, the collection includes iconic toys from cult TV shows and movies, including the 1960s Batmobile, the Batboat and trailer, Lady Penelope’s car from Thunderbirds, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Hornet green, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet’s SPV Spectrum pursuit vehicle, UFO, The Man From UNCLE Oldsmobile, including a “Waverley ring” featuring Robert Vaughn’s character Napoleon Solo, and Aki’s Toyota 2000GT car from the movie of James Bond from 1967 You Only Live Twice.

“This is another impressive collection from one owner that has been treasured by a Midlands seller,” Mr Price added.

“This is one of the finest diecast collections I have had the pleasure of cataloging and there will certainly be plenty of interest in these pieces at auction.”

This 1960s tinplate Japanese moon explorer is expected to fetch several hundred pounds

“All of these models and toys have brought great joy to their owners over the years.”

“On sale day, there will no doubt be big smiles on the faces of sellers and buyers looking to give these special collectibles a new home, where they can continue to help people make memories. happy.”

The visit to the Church Street auction rooms takes place the day before, Wednesday May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment.

To book or inquire about assessments call 01543 251081 (Lichfield), 01827 217746 (Tamworth) or email [email protected] or [email protected]

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