Warwick and Warwick Model Railway Auction Report 15th July 2020
29th July 2020
The current COVID-19 heath crisis has led many companies to change their practices to bring them into line with the current government safety guidelines. So, for the safety of our customers and our staff, our 15th July 2020 Die Cast, Model Soldiers and Toys sale was a closed-door auction, with no room bidders allowed.
Differing from our last auction slightly however, we were able to offer viewing of the sale on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday before the auction, on a strictly by appointment only basis. Unfortunately, we are still unable to welcome the public to view on the morning of the sale or attend in person the sale itself.
There was a great deal of interest in the auction with many bidders placing book bids and over 50 bidders on the telephone during in the sale.
A large selection of G Gauge model railway was offered in this auction. Highlights included this Aristo-Craft Union Pacific 2298 Mikado locomotive and tender which realised £324.
This Aristo-Craft BNSF 4033 Dash-9 diesel locomotive sold for £300 and this Piko 724 AT & SF Santa Fe Mogul locomotive and tender achieved £288.
In the O gauge section this ACE Trains LNER 4-4-4T locomotive realised £216 and this Hornby SR brown No. 2 Luggage Van sold for £96.
Highlights of the OO gauge section included a lovely selection of Hornby Dublo items including this GWR 5002 ‘Ludlow Castle’ locomotive and tender which achieved £192.
This BR ‘City of Liverpool’ locomotive and tender realised £204 and this BR D9001 ‘St Paddy’ diesel locomotive sold for £168.
In the Hornby section this very unusual EM2 blue electric locomotive unmade Assembly Pack No. R388U achieved £216, over double estimate!
There was also an excellent selection of Wrenn items in this auction.
Highlights included this BR 46159 ‘Royal Air Force’ locomotive and tender which realised £504.
This BR 46246 ‘City of Manchester’ locomotive and tender sold for £300 and this BR 34016 ‘Bodmin’ achieved £384.
Our next Model Railway auction will be held on Wednesday 16th September 2020. 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.
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