Postcard, Cigarette card & Toy Auction Report

23rd September 2022

Our penultimate Toys, Postcard and Cigarette card auction for 2022 was held yesterday on the 21st September 2022 broadcast live on EasyLive with internet, commission and telephone bidders aplenty! We had an exciting array of items available, totalling 544 lots, and we started off the bidding with the cigarette cards.

Lot 28 was the first of many to catch the eye of the punters. A large collection housed in over 30 albums there were bound to be a few gems hidden amongst it and with the lot reaching a sale price of £360, £260 over the original estimate, it is a fair assumption that a keen-eyed collector or two spotted these! Similarly, lot 54 a mainly loose collection of cigarette and trade cards, well surpassed its estimate of £270 selling for £550.

 Lot 212

As per usual, the postcards sold incredibly well with several lots achieving well above their estimates. The most notable of these being lots 212 and 251. Lot 212 being a Shipping themed collection of approximately 350 cards with a lovely range of woven silks estimated originally at £200. Unsurprisingly, this beautiful collection caught the eye of one refined collector and eventually sold for £1,400 – a whopping £1,200 over-estimate! On the other hand, lot 251 was a more surprising victory for Warwick and Warwick. Although and interesting lot to the right collector, the range of ephemera with biblical, Scottish, and shipping interest certainly had less curb appeal than the attractive silks. However, to our surprise, this little lot sold exceedingly well reaching heights of £800, well over its original estimate of £250!


       Lot 251

Following a brilliant first half of the sale we carried on receiving some great bids going into the model soldiers. Lot 276 marched away for £850, more than double its estimate! The die cast section carried on this momentum and lot 366 sold very well for £1250, over £1000 over the original estimate, proving that larger lots are still very desirable.  

Lot 427

The later part of the sale hosted the model railways section. Exciting lots such as lot 427, an O Gauge LMS 4972 Beyer Garrett kit 2-6-0-0-6-2 sold for £725, £325 over-estimate. Similarly, lot 428 thundered past its original estimate with a hammer price of £650!. Hornby really was the star of the train section though, remaining ever popular! This was seen especially in the numerous DCC ready lots we had as part of the sale that thoroughly enticed the buyers! Coming to the close of sale, lot 484 goes on to show that train accessories are popular lots to buy with selling at £1750. Some exciting bidding battles were indeed seen this sale!

Lot 428

Our next die cast, model soldiers and toys auction will be held on Wednesday 16th November 2022. The full catalogue for this sale will be on our website in the next few weeks or keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news 

It has been so lovely to receive positive feedback following the sale, we are always happy to help. So, if you've been asking yourself 'how much are my cigarette, post cards, soldiers, toys, diecast or trains worth?' why not contact one of our friendly collectable’s experts for help with a free valuation! 

Dulcie Marlow

Jessica Lowe 

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