200 years of Toys

One of the oldest toys they have ever seen will be offered for sale by Tennants Auctioneers in their specialist 180 lot Toy Sale on Saturday, 12th January 2008 – a forerunner of today’s jigsaw puzzle – a Georgian Dissected Mahogany Hand Coloured Puzzle entitled ‘My Pony’ dated 1812. Amazingly still compete after almost 200 years, this 25 piece wooden toy comes in its original mahogany box with a black and white engraved plan to help you solve the puzzle. It is expected to sell at auction for £200-£300.

15129-1-0.jpgFrom the 1950’s there is a very collectable boxed Japanese Tinplate ‘Action Planet Robot’ by KO standing at 23cm high which is also estimated to sell for £200-£300. And from the more recent 1990’s there are a number of multiple lots of boxed Star Wars figures, space craft, games, puzzles and accessories, many in mint condition with estimates from £50-£200.

For lovers of Rupert, there are the second and third Daily Express Rupert Annuals, one from 1937 entitled ‘More Adventures of Rupert’ (estimate £200-£300) and one from 1938 entitled ‘The New Rupert Book’ plus Alice in Wonderland illustrated by Margaret Tarrant (estimate £200-£300). So, for children and adults of all ages, there is something for everyone!

Viewing for the sale takes place on Friday, 11th January from 9am-6pm and on the morning of the sale from 8am-9.30am. For more information please contact Nick Lambert at Tennants on +44(0)1969 623780 www.tennants.co.uk

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