Auctions, Soldiers — July 1, 2011 at 12:08 am

Vectis Military Sale March 30, 2011

THE FIRST VECTIS Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories Sale of 2011 including Part 1 of the Nils Fischer Britains Collection was held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. The sale was an overwhelming success with 96% of the 925 lots on offer being sold and the sale grossing just short of £190K.

For the third sale in a row Vectis achieved a string of World Record prices for plastic figures with lot’s 4121 and 4122 (Herald English Civil War Two Figure “Half Moon” Card sets) each achieving £1800 and Lot 4127 (Herald Wild West Set H7603, containing six Cowboys) making £1700.

As was expected the un-released, prototype and unique pieces (mainly from the late Charles Biggs Collection) achieved consistently high prices, examples included: an extremely rare (unreleased) single Herald Ballet Figure in Yellow which achieved £140 (the only known boxed set will be included in the June 28th sale), Lot’s 4273 and 4274 (prototype Deetail Knights) made £220 and £240 apiece, the Wax Master Figures (Lot 4325) sculpted by Norman Sillman for the Garden Folk Set (1967) made £800 and a set of metal test masters (Lot 4406) for the plastic Mini Sets Range made £540.

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