Railway collectors out in force for Cuttlestones’ 16th March Homes & Antiques Auction

Railway collectors out in force for Cuttlestones’ 16th March Homes & Antiques Auction

Wednesday, 23 March, 2022

With a particularly strong contingent of model railway lots and railway-interest books, it’s little wonder the railwayana collectors had their interest piqued by the 16th March Wolverhampton Auction Rooms sale.

 

Indeed, several of the top 10 selling lots hailed from these sections, with strong performances across the board. Highlights included Lot 322 – three trays of Irwell Press railway interest books – which achieved £600 – and Lot 215 – ten boxes of Marklin Z Gauge rolling stock and carriages, which went for £320.

 

Diecast cars also performed well – the undoubted star being Lot 200; a box of 12 vintage boxed Corgi vehicles together with a boxed matchbox garage, which saw the hammer fall at £480. It came as little surprise that the trend for Mid-Century teak furniture continues – Lot 933, a retro teak dropleaf table and four chairs – fetched £480, while a local interest saw Lot 100 – an album of 1950s speedway photos including Wolverhampton Wasps and with many photos signed – go for £280.

 

The full top ten highlights include:

 

322         THREE TRAYS OF IRWELL PRESS RAILWAY INTEREST BOOKS TO INCLUDE 'THE BOOK OF RAILWAY BYLINES ANNUAL', 'BRITISH RAILWAYS ILLUSTRATED' ETC. (APPROX. 100)                              £600

200         BOX CONTAINING 12 VINTAGE BOXED CORGI VEHICLES, TO INCLUDE 181, 314, 305,241, 12, 318, 309, 227, 345, 389, 342 NO 17 GIFT SET (LAND ROVER AND FERRARI ON TRAILER), TOGETHER WITH A BOXED MATCHBOX GARAGE                £480

933         A RETRO TEAK DROPLEAF TABLE AND FOUR CHAIRS      £480

134         A SELMER SAXOPHONE MODEL NUMBER 2742 IN FITTED CASE    £450

199         A BOX CONTAINING BOTH BOXED AND UNBOXED MATCHBOX VEHICLES                 £450

247         A TRAY CONTAINING FOURTEEN SPARKS CARS INCLUDING PORSCHE 917/20, 9FFGT9, PORSCHE 911 GT3R, PAGANI ZONDA CINQUE ROADSTER, LOTUS 25 BRM, PORSCHE 935, PORSCHE 904, PORSCHE 964 CARRERA. JAGUAR XJ 220, PORSCHE 911 GT3R, PORSCHE 907, PORSCHE 936 ETC.  (14)          £420

215         TEN BOXES OF MARKLIN Z GAUGE ROLLING STOCK AND CARRIAGES TO INCLUDE 82420, 81422, 87350, 86200, 82400, 82357, 82570, 86210, 82203, 82622  £320

244         A TRAY CONTAINING TEN BOXED SPARK CARS TO INCLUDE BENTLEY CORNICHE PAULIN, PORSCHE 356B ABARTH, AUSTIN HEALEY A100/6, GABHARDT 853, MCLAREN MP4-X, PORSCHE 908 ETC. TOGETHER WITH A BOXED SPARK PIT FIGURE SET  £300

100         AN ALBUM OF 1950S SPEEDWAY PHOTOGRAPHS, TO INCLUDE WOLVERHAMPTON WASPS 1952 TEAM, CHARLIE HAYDEN, ERIC IRONS, KEN BROWN, ALLAN SUTCLIFFE, LES TOLLEY, CRADLEY HEATH TEAM 1950, BILL KEMP, ENGLAND TEST TEAM 1951, AUSTRALIAN TEST TEAM 1951, BIRMINGHAM 1950, STAN DELL, WILBUR LAMOREAUX, DENNIS HITCHINS, WILF WILSTEAD, FRED PERKINS ETC. - MANY PHOTOS ARE SIGNED         £280

325         TWO BOXES OF RAILWAY INTEREST BOOKS PUBLISHED BY IAN ALLEN   £260

 

Auction Dates

Antique & Interiors
Wednesday 13th July '22
Penkridge Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 8th July
Antique & Interiors
Wednesday 20th July '22
Wolverhampton Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 15th July
Specialist Collectors'
Wednesday 14th September '22
Wolverhampton Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 9th September
Autumn Antique
Thursday 22nd September '22
Penkridge Auction Rooms
Catalogue available 16th September
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