UK Based Two-Day Saleroom & Online Auctions featuring Antique, Vintage & Collectors Items

We love traditional toys and models, often treasured by several generations as they get passed down and become family heirlooms. Expert valuer David Hunter will value toys of all eras, as well as models and tin plate examples.

Our online auctions attract buyers from around the world on the hunt for vintage toys including action figures, dolls, teddy bears and wooden models.

Often the real treasure is the stories behind items that come up for auction. It can be the best part of David’s job. For instance, he sold a large collection of early 20th century lead toys belonging to a farmer, which arrived in a trailer. Whilst in play worn condition they were in good order and were split into 35 lots which went on to sell for over £4000. And sometimes the star of an auction is one lot, like a Dinky Kings aeroplane which made £150 at a recent auction.

Within the category of toys and models you can expect to find Steiff bears, modern and vintage that make anything from tens of pounds to thousands, and wooden toys like a Star Pond Yacht that made £240, a hand-built HMS Victory with a hammer price of £130, and a Precedent radio-controlled aeroplane which sold for £100. Or one lot made up of several boxes, like the four of mixed play worn diecast including early Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox including cars wagons, agricultural machines, military vehicles, aircraft and figures, which sold for £580.

Toys from the 1960s also do well at auction. For instance, £220 was the hammer price for a 1960s manually operated Jubilee Cashcendo one-armed bandit taking 2p coins, and £75 for three 1960s Meccano part sets.

When it comes to the 1980s, there is a sound toy market too, £80 secured a box of toys including LJN Toys Thundercats figures, Mattel, Kenner, McDonald's, Plastic Cowboys and Indians.

The toys and models category continues to perform strongly and if you are curious about the value of an item David would be happy to hear from you.

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Meet the expert

David Hunter

Auctioneer. ANAVA

David will value toys of all eras and has specialist knowledge of railwayana, models and tin plate. He also collates our specialist auctions of figurines and will gladly evaluate your Beswick, BFA, Lladro etc.


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Recent Highlights

A Dinky Toys diecast, The Kings Aeroplane 62K, registration details G-A EXX in original box, SOLD £150
Seventeen Corgi (china) diecasts including Classic Commercials, Classic Fire Engines, Golden Oldies, Toy Master etc, all boxed, SOLD £120
box of vintage toys and games including Lone Star and similar plastic military figures, two treen chess sets, Viewmaster with slides, SOLD £50
A Dinky Supertoys diecast, British Railways Express Hore Box, Hire Service in maroon with advertising decal, black tyres and red hubs, SOLD £70
A box of mixed toys including 0 gauge engine, rolling stock and track, Lego Technic boxed set 8042 and Matchbox diecasts, SOLD £40

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