Toy auctions cover a whole spectrum of categories and are an increasingly popular way to sell model soldiers, entire toy collections or valuable single items.

Established in 1958, Warwick & Warwick has grown to become one of the leading toy auctioneers and valuers of collectables in the UK.

Our reputation means we have an extensive database of buyers from around the world, which helps us to achieve the maximum possible returns on your behalf.

The vintage toy auctions we organise are made up of many subjects including model soldiers by Britains, King & Country and Trophy Miniatures, teddy bears, dolls, plastic figures and board games. Foreign manufactured items are also listed.

Each sale has miscellaneous sections; antique toys and vintage toys to more recent items which are becoming highly collectable.

Warwick & Warwick has handled some of the rarest and finest model trains and model railway collections in the world as a result of our unrivalled reputation among collectors of model railways.

Many of these model trains collections, which can be of great value, are from well-known manufacturers like Bassett-Lowke and Hornby and include individual trains, N Gauge locomotives and Gauge III locomotive models. Please visit our dedicated Model Railways page for more information.

Having been auctioneers of collectables for almost six decades, we know that dedicated toy auctions allow us to market items to their full advantage.

That’s why we also stage specialist Diecast Model Auctions – an area of expertise which attracts a lot of attention from worldwide dealers and buyers alike.

Other toys that are always popular include: Action figures, Action Man, Barbie, Construction toys, Diecast models, Lead figures, Meccano, Robots, Sci-fi, Sindy, Subbuteo and Tin plate figures.

So whether you’re looking to sell in our model railway auctions, find an antique in our model toy auctions or simply buy some classic vintage toys, we can accommodate your every need.

Find out more, call us on 01926 499031 today.


How to get an accurate toy valuation

Our toy specialists are delighted to offer free advice and we can arrange for large toy collections to be picked up from your UK home address, no matter where you live.

Discover what your vintage toys are worth and get in touch today, call 01926 499031 now.

Whether you are a collector, or have inherited a collection, our toy auction UK specialists can value your vintage toy collection completely free of charge. There is no obligation to sell so why not get in touch. If you are a UK resident, we’ll be happy to offer advice on how to market your collectables.

We also provide valuations for insurance and probate for a modest fee. Please give us a call on 01926 499031.

Visit our Selling Vintage Toys page now to find out more about our vintage toy auctions online!


When are our UK toy auction dates?

Specialist toy auctions are held by Warwick & Warwick at least six times a year, whilst other individual sales are sometimes also arranged.

The dates of our upcoming toy auctions are:

  • 15th November 2023
  • 24th January 2024
  • 20th March 2024

All of our vintage toy auctions start at 10am.

Toy collectors and hobbyists who want to view the catalogue will be able to do so three weeks before the sale via our toy auctions online facility.

Simply click on the auction catalogue here, once it is uploaded, to see items in the sale and place bids in our toy auctions online. Bids can also be placed by telephone or email.

Where do our toy auctions take place?

All of our toy auctions take place at our Warwick offices. There is no facility for room bidders during the sale but we do encourage live bidding on the day via Easy Live Auction.

Simply click on the Easy Live Auction button at the bottom of the page to find us.

Please note that Easy Live Auction charge for this service.

Free registration with Easy Live Auction will attract a 3% charge on the hammer price. The £3 flat fee will not!

Bids are also accepted via our online catalogue and by post. There are limited telephones available so please do give Easy Live Auction a go!


Viewing times for our toy auctions

All viewing is carried out at our head office at Chalon House.

The viewing times for our upcoming toy auctions are:

  • 9am – 4.30pm on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday prior to the sale.

Please note that there will be no viewing facility outside of these periods.

Unless you plan to attend in person, the best way to see the goods on offer is by viewing the online catalogue.

Further images can also be requested via

We do provide printed catalogues for each sale, but these contain far fewer images and illustrations of lots than the online facility.

Please click here if you would like to receive a free printed catalogue or apply for a catalogue subscription.

When do I get my toys?

Invoices are emailed to you the day after the sale. Please provide payment via online Faster Payments or cheque. Card payments are accepted for invoices under £500. We aim to despatch goods within several days of receiving your payment (7 days for payment by cheque). Lots may be collected from the Friday after the sale, strictly by appointment. Please call 01926 499031. Payment should be made in advance.


Buy and sell vintage toys at auction

When it comes to vintage toy auctions, our team of experts can boast decades of collective experience.

Jill Smith, Jessica Lowe, Jack Colchester, Daniel Smith and Richard Beale all have a keen interest in this growing collectables market – and they’re happy to provide free toy valuations or advice for all UK residents, in complete confidence.

Whether you want to sell or buy vintage toys, our specialists can talk to you about any matters relating to toy auctions or sale by private treaty.

And with no obligation to sell, you’ve got nothing to lose but potentially lots to gain.

Get in touch with our toy auction UK specialists today, email or call 01926 499031 now.

To view auction reports of previous sales please click here.