Over the years, here at Aston's Auctioneers, we have had many thematic collections.
Numerous police ones, a few fire related, AA and RAC examples, Ferraris, Jaguars, Steam Rollers, Tractors and Fork lift trucks to name but a few.
In July’s toy sale we are pleased to include the collection of Gordon Kearvell. The bulk of his collection comprises Post Office and Royal Mail related models.
Gordon had started as a telegram boy after national service in the RAF and progressed to become Head Postmaster at Windsor before retiring.
His hobby began in 1957 with a matchbox van bought whilst on honeymoon in Eastbourne!
He was particularly keen on collecting models of Royal Mail vans and post vans from other countries and then added aeroplanes from Corgi and many other companies. Many of these are in the livery of international postal services, but also with a strong military section. In later years his interest moved on to model soldiers.
Another significant interest was post boxes! When on holiday either at home or abroad he would take photographs of local post boxes and these now fill many albums.
In addition to the above he also collected stamps, coins, bank notes, postal orders, postcards, medals and war memorabilia.
Hopefully these will now find new homes and be as much appreciated as they were by Gordon!
Just picked up this lovely little motor from a house clearance in Bromsgrove:
'59 reg Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec, petrol, manual gearbox - with just over 22,000 miles on the clock!
Starts and drives brilliantly - like new as you can imagine.
On sale at our General & Police Auction - 8th September 2016
Estimate is £3900 to £4400.
Special Buyers Premium of only 12% including VAT.
Our Film & Music Memorabilia auction on 30th June 2016 was the most successful to date - achieving a total of just over £35,000 hammer price.
The sale mainly comprised of three large private collections of vintage film posters including brilliant examples of various Where Eagles Dare posters and James Bond posters which are as popular as ever.
The Express & Star Newspaper ran a feature about the auction last week.
The most 'watched' item in the auction was a jacket which had been worn by Michael Caine during the filming of the 1976 movie The Eagle Has Landed. Estimated at £200 - £300 it flew through the estimate and settled at £480 to an undisclosed Internet Bidder.
Entries are now invited for the next auction on 15th September 2016. Already consigned is a large and impressive collection of rare film and theatre posters from north of the border in Glasgow.