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!