11/06/2014 : DIE CAST DINKY’S DATE WITH DOOLEY!
With nearly 600 lots of toys and dolls included in the latest auction at Adam Partridge Auctioneers in Liverpool, there was a huge crowd gathered to take home a trophy of their childhood.
We all know that Dinky are the top of the tree when it comes to die cast vehicles and there were 3 notable private collections featuring the famous factory. Heading these was a boxed 935 Leyland Octopus truck which sold for £680, proving to us all again the importance of keeping those boxes! In the train section a keen collector on line paid £840 to take home a Hornby O gauge Princess Elizabeth locomotive, whilst another collector fought hard to secure a Twin-Trix SNCF locomotive for £580. The biggest surprise of the day came when three unboxed and play worn Sacha dolls smashed their estimate during a battle between a collector in the room and a collector on the internet, the latter securing the lot for a whopping £800!
The two highest prices of the day came in the guise of two bronze figures by noted Liverpool artist Arthur Dooley. His bronzes are known throughout the world but both bronzes here remained in Liverpool and saw the larger figure “Centurion” achieve £1350, and the smaller figure “Cat” realise £1250.
Elsewhere in the sale, a fine small watercolour by noted Cornish artist Walter Langley saw a battle on the telephones result in a buyer from the South coast paying £740, and two pocket watches led the watch section at £680 & £620.
The next auction in Liverpool is on July 2nd, and for further details please speak to the team on 0151 709 8070.