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

Star Wars rarities, trains and toys join football programmes, medals and militaria in Tamworth auction

THE catalogue for our next Tamworth auction on Wednesday, March 20 is available to view online now.

Featuring 431 lots, the sale at The Tamworth Auction Rooms takes place on Wednesday, March 20.

Highlights range from Star Wars collectables to a 1920s French tinplate toy fire truck, pictured, and a WW1 Prussian helmet.

The catalogue is available to view online now via our Auction Dates page.

Star Wars rarities include a sealed Palitoy trilogo Return Of The Jedi Princess Leia Organa in Hoth outfit from 1983 and sealed 1982 Palitoy Cloud Car Pilot figure for The Empire Strike Back plus numerous other figures and vehicles.

A sealed Palitoy trilogo Return Of The Jedi Princess Leia Organa in Hoth outfit from 1983.
A sealed Palitoy trilogo Return Of The Jedi Princess Leia Organa in Hoth outfit from 1983.

Toys and trains include die-cast vehicles, boxed Moko Lesney Matchbox, boxed Corgi Vanguards, Corgi aviation models and locomotive and rolling stock by Bachman Branch-Line, Heljan, Hornby, Dapol, Accurascale, Graham Farish, Marklin, Roco and Tri-ang.

There is also an impressive collection of boxed Britains collectors military figurines catalogued across a number of lots.

Vintage Stoke City football programmes.
Vintage Stoke City football programmes.

More than a dozen lots feature hundreds of vintage football programmes dating back to the 1950s, with further lots featuring football books and vintage boxed Subbuteo items.

Detailed collections of programmes include Walsall, Stoke City and Port Vale.

The sale also features a large number of Premier League club programmes from various decades including Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton and Hove Albion, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

A WW1 Prussian helmet.
A WW1 Prussian helmet.

The militaria section includes First World War and Second World War medals, cloth insignia, military headgear including a 1964 SAS beret, vintage military equipment, framed prints, cigarette cards and photographs.

View the catalogue online now via our Auction Dates page. Viewing in person takes place on Tuesday, March 19, by appointment from 10am to 4pm.

The sale at the Church Street auction house starts at 9.30am. To book an appointment for a free valuation at Tamworth, 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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