Our 15th May Vintage Collectables & Toys auction performed extremely well, with many toy lots exceeding their estimates, in our largest toy sale to date at over 300 lots!

The market seems especially strong for 1970’s and 1980’s toys, especially dolls.

The most valuable lot was consigned from a vendor in Penrith. A box of vintage dolls including Barbie, Sindy, Daisy, Jane and Pippa and their retro clothes shot up on the internet at £650!

It wasn’t the only sleeper in the dolls section. Three Sasha dolls, Sasha, Gregor, Baby Gregor and two others also received plenty of competitive internet bids. Sasha dolls were produced in Germany and in the UK in the late 1960s, designed by Sasha Morgenthaler, a Swiss artist and dollmaker. Consigned from a Kirkby Stephen vendor, they sold for £650!

A case of dolls, dolls clothing and accessories brought in from a Penrith vendor also did well, selling to the internet at £480!

Four boxes of Action Force Toys brought in by a private vendor in Kirkby Stephen sold to the internet for £320!

A Palitoy Action Man ‘Action Pilot’ soared past his estimate at £130!

Various unboxed Sindy dolls including Ken and Barbie sold to the internet for £110! A box of dolls and clothes sold to the internet for £95.

Model boats did well. A Bowman Model Speedboat ‘The Snipe’ made in England by Hobbies/Bowman Models in Norfolk sold to a telephone bidder for £260! A model fishing boat on a stand sold for £120.

A PlayStation 1 with accessories and sixty-two games received a flurry of internet bids, one winning out at £170!

A box of assorted toy cars sold to the internet for £95. A boxed Dinky 504 Foden 14-ton wagon ‘Mobil Gas’ sold for £90.

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The other sections did not disappoint. Most valuable amongst the rings, a 18ct emerald and diamond 3 stone ring with a fracture to surface sold for £300.

A 9ct gold curb chain with a bloodstone swivel fob, 57g, with some clasp damage, sold to a commission bidder for £530!

The miscellaneous section had a few surprises in store for us! Four boxes of 60’s and 70’s LPs did well at £380 to the room. A large quantity of mixed plated ware sold for £200 to a commission bidder. A silver coin collection celebrating the Queen’s 80th Birthday sold for £130! An ivory chess set in a mahogany box sold for £130.

An oak letter box and another did well at £130 to the internet. From a deceased estate, an antique cased taxidermy group of 3 kingfishers sold for £130! A similar display of magpies sold for £100.

Two pairs of stunning Art Deco wall lights sold for £95.

Ceramics are still performing well. Consigned from a deceased estate, a Yixing Teapot with plenty of pre-sale interest sold to the internet for £280. From the same vendor, a Brown & Poulson’s ‘Paisley Flour’ pie dish and kitchen china sold for £240 to the internet!

A Royal Worcester porcelain ‘sheep’ potpourri, painted by James Allen sold for £300 to the internet.

Two railway colour prints did well. A LMS railway colour print depicting Southport Bandstand by S. Lamorna-Birch and a print of Durham Castle and Cathedral by Syndey Lee sold collectively for £280.

Most popular among the rugs, a Persian rug sold for £170.

Furniture is fetching healthy prices! Consigned from a vendor in Keswick, a pine bench pew sold to the room for £300!

Storage items are still proving popular. A George IV Mahogany bowfront chest of drawers sold for £170 to the internet. Consigned from a vendor in Brampton, a G Plan Fresco sideboard sold to a commission bidder at £200. Following on from previous sales, a Haberdashery unit did well at £200. An oak two drawer side table did well at £230.

We had several lots of industrial lights in this sale, all of which attracted plenty of interest. They sold collectively for £610!

Trailers also did well. A twin axle 9ft by 5ft trailer with a spare wheel sold to a commission bid at £300! A CTC 70 x 38 car trailer sold for £320.

A pair of floral print upholstered armchairs sold to the room for £140!

Loungers are enjoying popularity in our saleroom! Consigned from a vendor in Kendal, an Edwardian Caneworld Sun Lounger attracted plenty of internet interest, selling for £140! Two teak lounger chairs sold for £110!

A triangle chair frame sold for £130.

A 1950s steel desk sold to the internet for £110!

Our next auction is 29th May Art & Design, Interiors & Clearance. Entries are accepted for this auction 20-22nd May, and please be aware that we’ll be closed on 27th May as it’s a bank holiday.

We hope to see you for our next sale!


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