LEGO, teddy bears, trains and die-cast join stamps, medals and militaria in Tamworth collectors auction

COLLECTABLE toys, stamps, medals and militaria are primed to go under the hammer at The Tamworth Auction Rooms next week.

The Collectors Sale on Wednesday, February 22, features military items, GB and worldwide stamps plus a host of vintage and modern toys, trains, dolls and teddies.

Viewing at Richard Winterton Auctioneers in Church Street takes place the day before, Tuesday, February 21, from 10am-4pm by appointment – telephone 01827 217746.

Left: Lot 353, a vintage hand-wound German Army Helma wristwatch. Lot 311: A boxed set of WWII Royal Navy medals including a 1939-1945 Star and War medal, the Atlantic Star, Burma Star and Africa Star with a North Africa 1942-1943 bar.
Left: Lot 353, a vintage hand-wound German Army Helma wristwatch. Lot 311: A boxed set of WWII Royal Navy medals including a 1939-1945 Star and War medal, the Atlantic Star, Burma Star and Africa Star with a North Africa 1942-1943 bar.

The sale, which starts at 9.30am, features three private collections of LEGO, stamps and teddy bears.

More than a dozen lots showcase impressive boxed large LEGO models, still factory sealed and many ‘expert’ level Creator models.

They include a space shuttle, trains, aeroplanes, boats and even a fun fair carousel.

Factory sealed special LEGO models in the sale include a 007 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, ‘Maersk’ train, fun fair carousel and a space shuttle.
Factory sealed special LEGO models in the sale include a 007 James Bond Aston Martin DB5, ‘Maersk’ train, fun fair carousel and a space shuttle.

LEGO fans are set to be especially shaken AND stirred by Lot 56, a factory sealed Creator Expert 007 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.

“The market for all types of toys is very popular as collectors seek to reacquire some of the things they treasured in childhood,” said toy valuer Jon Price.

“Collectors will also be keen to explore this wonderful array of LEGO.

Clockwise from top: Lot 77, a French fashion doll circa 1870; Lot 187, a Bachman Brassworks O gauge Drewry Class 04 shunter; and Lot 113, a Yoshiya KO Toys battery operated tinplate spaceship.
Clockwise from top: Lot 77, a French fashion doll circa 1870; Lot 187, a Bachman Brassworks O gauge Drewry Class 04 shunter; and Lot 113, a Yoshiya KO Toys battery operated tinplate spaceship.

“There are many teddy bears for arctophiles as well as Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox die-cast vehicles, tinplate toys and an impressive fleet of model trains and railway accessories.”

Click here to view the catalogue online

For more information, or to book a free valuation of toys, telephone 01827 217746 or email tamworth@richardwinterton.co.uk.

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