Vintage toys go under the hammer at Mitchells

A COCKERMOUTH Auction House’s upcoming vintage and antique toy sale features a wide selection of interesting items.

Dolls, die-cast models, train sets, military model and figure sets, teddy bears, sci-fi and themed toys will all go under the hammer at Mitchells on Thursday, February 10.

Highlights among the dolls include a late 19th or early 20th century bisque shoulder-head doll from Bahr & Proschild, 50cm tall, with an estimate of £80-£120.

A late 19th or early 20th century French SFBJ bisque head doll, size 8, with imprinted markings on the back of the head has an estimate of £40-60. There are also several good quality dolls houses and furniture for sale and a Victorian dapple gray rocking horse which could fetch £400-600.

Among several bears for sale are an early 20th century Steiff teddy bear, complete with FF button and boot button eyes, which could sell for £200-250 and an early 20th century American teddy bear. 20th century with a rare woven integral material nose, unique to the Ideal Toy Company, with an auction estimate of £100-£150.

Model locomotives and trains for sale include a Hornby 00 ‘Orient Express’ box train with an estimate of £150 to £200, a set of Hornby Stephenson G100 steam locomotives with a track valued at £120 to £150 and an N Gauge “Sir Nigel Gresley” Class A4 Graham Farish Locomotive and Tender worth £50-80.

A Hornby 00 Gauge DCC Ready LNER Class A4 ‘Mallard’ locomotive and tender has an estimate of £50-£80.

Among several track layouts for sale is a detailed N gauge track layout with a Meccano Company Limited model factory which is expected to sell for £40-60.

The military-themed lots include a group of six British special collector’s edition boxes from various British armies in India with an estimate of £100-150.

A group of nine Boxed Matchbox 1/76 scale model kits of military vehicles should fetch between £50 and £80 among another 30 or more bundles of model kit groups.

British set 1322, “Carden Lloyd Tank with the Royal Tank Corps and Officer”, has an estimate of £40-60.

A group of three sets of Skybirds figures including the No.1 Royal Air Force set, the No.2 Royal Flying Corps set and the ‘Irvin Air Chute’ set should fetch between £50 and £80.

Other notable lots include a collection of around 500 Del Prado soldiers and figurines for sale in groups of 50 with an estimate of £150-250 per lot.

A boxed Paul’s Model Art Minichamps Valentino Rossi Collection Honda motorcycle with a boxed Valentino Rossi figure is expected to sell for £40-60. A vintage wooden pinball machine, raised on tapered legs, also has an estimate of £40-60.

Among a selection of static motors, two stationary motors bearing a plaque inscribed ‘W.Foreman & Sons’, one on a black metal base with an estimate of £50-80 and the other worth from £40 to £60.

Sellers can view the fully illustrated catalog and bid online at

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