Whovians in for a treat as Dr Who toys to sell at Wolverhampton auction’s Specialist Toy Sale
Friday, 15 October, 2021
Fans of Dr Who are in for a double treat this month – not only was it announced that the much-awaited Series 13 of the timelord saga is set to air later this year, but a large collection of Dr Who toys are set to go under the hammer at Cuttlestones’ Wolverhampton Auction Rooms on 19th November.
Over 40 lots of Dr Who related collectables – including boxed toys and figurines of characters such as daleks and robodog K-9, are set to sell, with a combined estimated value in the region of £1,500 - £2,500. Highlights include three boxed Dr Who three-figure collector’s sets – including series four (River Song, Donna Noble, The Narrator), series five (Raggedy Doctor, Rory Williams, Prisoner Zero), series six (Eleventh Doctor, Corroded Cyberman, silent) together with boxed junk Tardis console playset and boxed Dalek factory set - expected to fetch £50-80.
Cuttlestones toy expert, Kevin Lockley, says: “It’s fantastic to have so many Dr Who lots in such great condition – the series is as popular as ever and we anticipate broad interest from Dr Who fans and serious toy collectors alike. Our auctions attract a global market of bidders, so there’s every chance lots could shatter their estimates. There is still time to consign lots for sale so, if you have any old Dr Who toys tucked away in the attic it’s worth dusting them off and bringing them in for valuation – you could be sitting on a small fortune!”
Elsewhere in the specialist toy auction, collectors will find a 58-lot strong section of model making kits – featuring brands such as Tamiya, Revell, Airfix etc and including cars, motorbikes, military and more, expected to achieve a combined £2,000 – 3,000. There’s also a strong contingent of model railway lots – including model trains and engines such as Hornby, Lima and Bachmann with the 52 lots carrying a total estimate of £3,000 - £4,500 and over 100 lots of collectable cars and buses – including Corgi, Lledo, Britbus and others – with an estimated value of £5,000 - £7,000.
Other catalogue highlights include four Tamiya Motorcycle model kits - to include Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro, Repsol Honda RC211V'03 (pieces removed from tree), Honda NS500 Grand Prix Racer and Yamaha XV1000 Virago - estimated at £50 – 80; 50 boxed trackside 1:76 scale (00 gauge scale vehicles) carrying and estimate of £100 - £150 and a Hornby 00 gauge limited edition Great Western Troop Train set, ‘Princess Alice 4-6-0 together with tender and three coaches at £80 - £140.
And the sale’s not all about the ‘boy’s toys’ – a vintage Sindy and Barbie doll, with another 12" doll, two 4" dolls, two dancing girls and various clothes, booklets and a few accessories - including one pack of View-Master stereo pictures – should achieve £50 – 80.
Sale room manager, Rosie Blackburn, says: “Toys have a really strong, loyal collector base – and it’s not all about Corgi toys and model railways – pretty much every genre has a collector base, from dolls and antique teddies to more modern toys and models linked to film and TV shows. If you’ve got any old toys stowed away in the loft, it’s well worth checking to see whether any could hold any value – we’re happy to provide a free valuation with no obligation.”
Consignments are still being taken for the Specialist Toy Sale on 19th November – for a free, no obligation valuation email pictures to email@example.com
or call 01902 421985 to arrange an appointment at the Clarence Street auction house.