Bonhams & Goodman Auction of Vintage and Retro Toys

Toy collectors around the world are in for a treat with two significant collections of vintage toys set to be auctioned over the coming weeks.

vintage-toys.jpgFirst cab off the rank is the Bonhams & Goodman auction of Vintage and Retro Toys, to be held in the Adelaide rooms on Monday 21 July at 6pm. This unique collection of some 290 lots of Vintage & Retro Tin Toys, Robots, Cars, Space Toys, Trains, Die-Cast Dinky, Star Wars, Corgi, Matchbox and Beatles Collectables, is being auctioned under instruction from the Executor of the Estate of the Late Ashley (Andy Taylor) Toohey. Highlights include a 1950’s Tin Toy Godzilla (est. $200-$400), an early Bing Tin Toy Railway Station from the early 1900s (est. $400-$600), an Electric Driven Wooden Model of the USS Missouri (est. $200-$300), a Corgi Gift Set No. 23 Boxed Circus (est. $400-$600), a Boxed 1950’s A.T.N. Japanese Robot Driven Tractor (est. $800-$1,000), a Boxed Corgi Toy of Beatles in Yellow Submarine (est $250-$350), a 1950’s Robbie the Robot (est. $1,000-$1,500), Four Plastic Beatles Miniature Figures ($200-$300), a Boxed 1960’s A.T.N. Japanese Moon Car – Moon Spaceship (est. $2,000-$2,500), as well as many boxed and unboxed Micro Models, Minic/Tri-angs, Models of Yesteryear and Dinky, gift sets, vans, trucks, sedans, aeroplanes together with various Marklin and Hornby ‘O’ gauge trains, tank locos, engines, carriages, rolling stock and accessories. To view the full catalogue, please click here.

On Sunday 3 August at 12noon, Bonhams & Goodman’s Melbourne Rooms will hold an auction of Collectables, including the Robert Parson Collection of Antique and Fine Toys, Part I. For a full catalogue, click here. This collection offers collectors the chance to snap up European, American and Japanese pre-war and post-war clockwork, tinplate, friction, battery operated and diecast toys. Manufacturers include Bing, Marklin, Hornby, Lehmann, Gunthermann, Carette, Fleischmann, Tipp & Co., Schuco, Hubley, Tootsietoy, Wyandotte, Britains, Louis Marx, Dinky, Modern Toys, Yonezawa and Daiya. Along with the Robert Parsons Collection, over 50 lots of rock n roll memorabilia will go under the hammer. This memorabilia boasts impeccable provenance and includes signed albums from luminaries such as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen.

Adelaide: Vintage & Retro Toys Auction:
Monday 21 July at 6pm
Bonhams & Goodman
444-446 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
Enquiries: 08 8232 2860 or [email protected]

Melbourne: Collectables including the Robert Parsons Collection Part I:
Sunday 3 August at 12noon
Bonhams & Goodman
Level 1/540 Malvern Road, Prahran, VIC 3181
Enquiries: 03 8530 3900

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