Newsletter 12th June 2014

Diecast toy

We are now open for viewing for our forthcoming specialist Toy Sale on Monday 16th June. Boningtons` bi-annual toy auctions are always eagerly anticipated and attract collectors from far and wide to view and bid on a vast array of Diecast, Trains, Dolls, Teddy Bears, Lead, Plastic, Militaria, Tinplate, Constructional & Railway toys, Comics & Annuals. As usual Monday`s sale includes a fine selection of lots by notable manufacturers such as Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Triang, Hornby and Steiff.

The auction looks set to get off to a flying start with a large collection of Corgi aircraft, including Limited Edition examples such as Lot 65, a boxed WW2 Attack by Night DH Mosquito (£60-80). Also of aeronautical interest later in the sale are two 1940s boxed Dinky gift sets (Lots 272, £600-800 & 273, £800-1200).

Another notable collection up for grabs comes in the form of several bisque headed dolls (Lots 217-221), the highlight of which is a circa 1905 Jumeau example estimated at £400-600.

Bisque headed dolls

Other individual highlights include a circa 1900 oak doll`s house (Lot 27, £300-500), a 1940s British-made tinplate clockwork Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck railway car (Lot 283, £200-300), whilst already attracting good interest are a selection Raleigh Choppers such as Lot 257, a Limited Edition 75th Anniversary Beano example.

Almost 500 lots went under the hammer in our last Interiors sale on Monday 2nd June. The auction got off to a flyer with Lot 6, a cased 1844 medallion of Nicolas I, attracting fierce competition on the internet before being knocked down for £1000. There were some strong results amongst the silver and jewellery before a large quantity of First Day Covers & Presentation packs realised a very healthy £820. Other notable sales included an Edwardian mahogany gentleman`s desk by Maple & Co (£300) and a Clarice Cliff Bizarre sugar sifter, jam pot, salt & pepper (£250).

Our next Interiors sale is on Monday 30th June.