Auctions — February 1, 2011 at 12:01 am

World Record Prices at Vectis Dec. 1 Sale

Britains unreleased Greek-Trojan set sold for £8000, a possible world record for a plastic figure set.
Britains unreleased Greek-Trojan set sold for £8000, a possible world record for a plastic figure set.
THE LAST MILITARY, Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories sale of 2010 was held on the 1st December and despite arctic weather conditions attracted a full room, with bidders travelling from as far afield as Belgium. The full room combined with heavy commissions and hectic telephone/live internet activity helped ensure the sale was the most successful of the year!

The London Collection (section 2 of the sale) was particularly popular with steady bidding throughout, highlights included: £420 for the W Hocker Durbar Pavillion, £950 for a Britains post war Farm Range sample set, £1400 paid for a Britains Football Set [Tottenham Hotspur] and £420 for a post war final issue Britains set 1448—Army Staff Car.

Section 3 (Specialist and Collectors Section) of the sale sold steadily throughout with consistently high prices and a couple of World records. A Heyde Boxer Rebellion vignette (2 figures) achieved £500, a rare Britains Racing Colour depicting the colours of Sir Abe Bailey (1936) made £370 and a rare Lineol Pontoon Wagon sold for £740.

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