Warwick and Warwick’s 20th March Toys, Postcards and Cigarette Cards Auction.

21st March 2024

We saw some very lively bidding during the sale with many lots achieving and exceeding their estimate.

The mixed cigarette cards did very well with lot 9 selling for £1,600. The trade card section saw a lone Pokémon lot receive much interest. We had book bids, online auto bids and live bidding on this lot. The Pokémon lot, lot 55, sold for an astonishing £2,700.

The foreign topographical postcards caught the eye of bidders with lot 99, a mixed Africa lot, which sold for £1,850. Lot 108 a Russian misc. collection of cities, towns, and villages sold for £1,000.

The model soldiers saw some exciting bidding with lot 175, a Britains collection generally mint in excellent to near mint boxes that includes individual soldiers and sets from The American Revolution, The War Along the Nile, WW1, Red Coats etc. plus 51016 World War 1 British trench section No.3. selling for £1,250.

The die-cast section sold very well, and we saw a lot of interest in the aircraft models in the sale. Lot 207 was a mixed lot that sold for £1,100. Lot 217 sold for £575 and was a mixed collection of military aircraft with scales of 1:144 1:48 and 1:72 mint in generally good to very good boxes with Air Force One Models (2) Corgi Aviation Archive (13), Corgi Predators of the Skies (1), Franklin Mint Collection Armour (3), HM Hobby Masters (4), IXO (1) , Witty Wings (1).

Lot 324 a Hot Wheels range of Ferrari racing and Formula 1 cars, produced by Ixo and Mattel sold for £775. Lot 334, a Matchbox collection sold for £775. Lot 340, a collection of Minichamps F1 cars sold for an impressive £875.


The Spark section sold incredibly well with the following lots all achieving great results. Lot 353 a collection of Grand Prix and Le Mans cars sold for £775. Lot 354, sold for £825 and lots 355, 358 and 359 all sold for £775. Lot 361 including Grand Prix and Indy 500 cars sold for an amazing £1,000.

The model Railways section of the auction always entices the bidders and many lots saw some ferocious bidding.

The O gauge section sold well with mixed lots receiving a lot of interest. Lot 379 was an unboxed collection with locomotives and wagons plus a range of boxed kits, wagons, controllers, track and accessories and sold for £950.

The OO gauge Bachmann section always does very well with mixed collections and stand-alone items being popular with our bidders. Lot 407 included OO gauge coaches generally mint in mostly very good to near mint boxes with Crimson/Cream (15), Chocolate/Cream (32), and Maroon (44), plus a range of wagons (14). This lot sold for a fantastic £2,000. Lot 408 sold for £1,600, lot 421 sold for £1,100 and lot 427 sold for £1,100 as well.


We had an impressive section of OO gauge kit-built DJH models in the auction. All the lots in this section sold and they were professionally built and painted. Lot 449 featured a K62 4-6-2 LNER lined green "City of Durham" 2403 locomotive and tender and sold for £180


Lot 453 was a K62 4-6-2 LNER lined green "City of Newcastle" 2400 locomotive and tender and sold for £160. Lot 464 contained a K39 OO gauge 'Austerity' 2-10-0 BR black 90765 locomotive and tender and sold for £190. Those were just a few of the higher-selling lots in the section.


Overall, the Toys, Postcards and Cigarette cards auction was a great success with many different lots on offer to attract buyers.

Our next Toys, Postcards and Cigarette cards auction will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024. The full catalogue for this sale will be on our website in the next few weeks but keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.

Are you thinking of selling your toy collection or perhaps part of it? Would you like us to value your collection and give you advice on how best to market it? Visit our Die Cast, Model Soldiers and Toys department page for more information or call us on 01926 499 031 and ask to speak to one of our



Jessica Lowe

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