Matchbox and Star Wars collections prove popular at Tamworth auction

THE name says it all – our latest auction at Tamworth proved the perfect place for collectors.

Vintage toys including Matchbox die-cast and Star Wars were especially popular at Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Collectors Sale at The Tamworth Auction Rooms on Wednesday, March 20.

Here’s a quick look at just some of the highlights.

This boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox series Bedford articulated low loader sold at £340.
This boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox series Bedford articulated low loader sold at £340.

In the toys section, a wonderful single owner collection of Matchbox totalled £3,025 including a boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox series Bedford articulated low loader No.27, an earlier smaller version with a pale blue cab, selling at £340.

This boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox Cadillac Sixty Special made £400.
This boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox Cadillac Sixty Special made £400.

Another collection of die-cast totalled £900 and featured a boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox series Cadillac Sixty Special No.27 in metallic pale green with a cream roof, selling at £400.

A small selection of figures from the collection of Napoleonic soldiers.
A small selection of figures from the collection of Napoleonic soldiers.

Other collections gracing the sale included a large archive of Napoleonic soldier figures by Britains and Del Prado, totalling £1,730.

£500 was the hammer price for this 1920s tinplate fire truck.
£500 was the hammer price for this 1920s tinplate fire truck.

A 1920s French JEP tinplate Delahaye fire truck, No.7390, sold at £500 and another client’s vintage Star Wars toys made £840.

A selection of figures from the collection of vintage Star Wars toys.
A selection of figures from the collection of vintage Star Wars toys.

The latter collection, catalogued across four lots, comprised 1977 A New Hope, 1980 The Empire Strikes Back and 1982, 1983 and 1984 Return Of The Jedi era original figures with weapons and accessories plus vehicles including Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder, an Imperial scout walker and the Millennium Falcon.

These WW2 and later cloth insignia sold at £440.
These WW2 and later cloth insignia sold at £440.

The medals and militaria section included a small collection of WW2 and later cloth insignia selling at £440, a collection of military interest photographs making £380 and a RFC/RAF First World War archive fetching £340.

A collection of military interest photographs fetched £380.
A collection of military interest photographs fetched £380.

A lot featuring vintage radio devices and components sold at £300.

Catalogues for all our auctions plus the monthly Collectors Sales at Tamworth can be viewed a week before saleday via our Auction Dates page.

To book an appointment for a free valuation of toys, medals and militaria or antiques, jewellery and watches at our Church Street premises, telephone 01827 217746 or email tamworth@richardwinterton.co.uk.

Free home visits for large collections, appointments for free valuations of all types of items and free house clearance quotations can be arranged by telephoning 01543 251081 or emailing office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

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