Astons Toy Auctions have
successful sale with
RECORD prices were achieved at the
recent Aston’s Toy Auctions (Baylies' Hall,
Tower Street, Dudley, West Midlands).
People bidding through
the-saleroom.com bought more than 30% of the auction.
Among the highest prices paid in the sale, which comprised almost 800 lots, was a collection of ex-shop
stock Playcraft slot-cars (like a scaletrix) dating from the 1960s and none of the cars had been run on the
track. Included were a yellow Ford and a yellow/blue Sedan which sold to a collector in Devon for £550.
The entire collection fetched £3040.
Auctioneer, Chris Aston commented: “The slot-cars were purchased by the vendor as ex-shop stock, from
an auction of bankrupt stock in the 1970s, for about £40. In our auction, with the help of internet bidding,
they sold for over £3,000 – so that was a good investment!
He continued: “We are now one of the largest toy auctioneers in the UK, so attract interest from all over
the country. The-saleroom.com allows bidders to listen to the auction and bid while the auction is taking
place. We are finding that our bidders can visit the sale room on preview day, decide what they want to bid
on, and then bid through the-saleroom on the items from the comfort of their own home.
Other interesting lots that attracted interest via the-saleroom.com was a collection of Britains Armies Of
The World "Ironside Series" Argentine Infantry set - 1939 issue, which sold for £750 and were the highest
price that Aston have achieved for a set, so far. A complete collection of Kenner Star Wars 1985 release
Power of the Force 'last 17' figures sold for £370, while an excellent boxed example of Tri-Ang Minic Ships
M.891 RMS Queen Elizabeth fetched £200. The ship was bought by a collector in London
through the internet.
Aston’s next Toy sale is May 7.
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