This Yonezawa/Fairlylite Moon Explorer was brought in during our free valuation day today, and as you can see it's in great working condition. We're just as thrilled by the floating astronaut as any child in the 60's would have been! Find it in our 10th December toy auction with an estimate of £180-£220.
We were delighted to be given the job of selling Stuart's collection of Transformers & Star Wars figures which, as Kaine has mentioned, and as you can see from the gallery below is a real house-filler!
We thought you might like to see these photos of the items still in-situ as they were displayed in such a lovely way.
They will now go under the hammer on Thursday 1st October and the good news is you can bid from anywhere in the world via the Live Internet Bidding platform.
Visit the auction calendar page to see the catalogue.
By Chris Aston
A fantastic single-owner collection of vintage Sindy dolls and accessories. Being sold at auction due to the collector moving abroad.
They say a picture tells a thousand words so take a look at these lovely photographs which were taken as a keepsake prior to sending to us for sale.
The collection will go under the hammer on Thursday 3rd September - visit the auction calendar page to view the catalogue.
By Chris Aston
Although there were earlier manifestations of the “Console” I believe that the real Genesis of the format here in the UK was the Atari 2600 and its addictive Space Invaders cartridge. C1980. This was followed quickly by several other systems but Atari dominated until 1983 when a temporary crash in the market and the subsequent launch of the NES platform in 1985/6 pushed it off the podium.
From then on a host of systems have come and gone and now here we are in 2015 and you may be asking what is Phil rambling on about?
Well, we recently cleared a storage unit and guess what? It was full of old consoles and games which we will have the pleasure of selling on Thursday August 20th 2015. We have an amazing sale with examples of most of the above, hundreds of games and accessories. And, additionally, computer based game platforms and peripherals.
So if you collect Spectrum, Sega, Amstrad, Commodore, Nintendo, NeoGeo, Acorn, Sony, Atari or any other retro gaming products you need to view our catalogue. No reserve on any lot, so get clicking!
Here's the link to the online catalogue for the console auction
By Phil Aston
This collection spans over 50yrs as Big Nev began collecting his very first Dinky, Lesney and Corgi diecast models as a young boy.
Through the years Big Nev became interested in not only diecast models of all makes, but also in locos and layouts, aircraft and kits and all things American, especially true American muscle kits and models.
His collection became vast and diverse and includes various makes such as Airfix, Monogram, Revell, AMT, Johan, MPM, Linberg, Italeri, Matchbox, Corgi, Dinky, Frog, Hasegawa and many more besides.
In the early day's Big Nev did showcase his collection at exhibitions, but before long his collection became too large to transport, so he decided to keep it all contained in one place and collect to his hearts content.
Big Nev just loved to collect and liked to keep as much of his collection boxed as possible. He did however open up carefully many of the boxes to check that the contents were accurate an for quality assurance purposes for writing detailed reviews and articles for magazine's. In return for his reviews Big Nev often received more kits or promo prototype kits to write further reviews for. He didn't build up the kits very often unless it was for a review as he liked to keep them in new condition but he sometimes bought kits that had been started.
Big Nev's bought, swapped and bidded on various items to add to his collection from right across the country here in the UK but also from around the world too including from America and Russia.
Big Nev was extremely proud of his lifetime collection and we are extremely proud to share his collection with you - it will be auctioned off as the first section in our auction at 10am Thursday 16th April. Click on the auction calendar page to see the catalogue.