Collectable Toys

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Friday 04 February 2022

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre


Friday 28th January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 29th January – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 3rd February – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Our Collectable Toy sales include a fascinating mix of dolls, teddy bears, tinplate and other toys from the 19th century through to more recent times. Past sales have uncovered some hidden treasures, with toys achieving remarkable results under the hammer

If you own anything which you think might be suitable for one of our sales please contact Lindsay Taylor on 01234 266366 or
For an approximate estimate, email us with a description and image of your item. For larger or multiple items, we are happy to arrange for a valuer to visit your home or premises at your convenience.


Auction Centre, Eastcotts Park, Wallis Way, Bedford, MK42 0PE

Friday prior to sale 9am – 8pm
Saturday prior to sale 9am – 4pm
Thursday prior to sale 9am – 5pm
Morning of sale from 9am

Buyers Premium
A buyers’ premium at 17.5% plus VAT, will be added to the bid price of each lot.

Lots purchased online will in addition attract a 5% plus VAT fee.

Condition Reports
We regret that we are unable to process requests for condition reports received after 1.00pm on the day preceding the sale.

Illustrated catalogues are available for all Antique and Specialist sales. (£5.00 by post). These sales can also be viewed on–line 10 days prior to the auction.

On sale day until 5pm and on the following Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 5pm.

Postage & Packing
Should you require items packed and posted please contact the Peacock Post team from Monday to Wednesday on 01234 608908 or

Attention is drawn to the Auctioneers Conditions of Sale in this catalogue and posted on the premises.

In particular it is emphasised that all accounts must be settled on the day of sale. Sale currency is GBP.

The following payment methods are accepted :
• Cash
• Debit card (in person)
• Direct bank transfer

We do not accept payments by credit card or any card payments over the telephone.

Bank transfer details are as follows :
Bank Name :       Metro Bank Plc
Account Name :  W&H Peacock
Sort code :          23-05-80
Account # :         29033862
Please quote both the auction number and your invoice number as reference. Failure to do so may delay goods being released. Please be aware that clients making international transfers will be liable for any bank imposed charges. 

Online Registration
In completing the online bidder registration and providing your payment card details you :

(i) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to the auctioneer and have sufficient funds available to complete the transaction.

(ii) agree to abide by the auctioneer’s conditions of sale and special terms and conditions as stated in these particulars and on the online bidding platform.

(iii) agree to make payment via the methods and timescales stated above at the completion of the auction and authorise the auctioneer that on failing to do so the credit/debit card given may be charged in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased.

Auctioneer Information
W&H Peacock
Bedford Auction Centre
Eastcotts Park
Wallis Way
MK42 0PE
United Kingdom
Tel: 01234 266366

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Recent Highlights

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Collectable Toys

A 2.5 inch gauge French live steam/meths operated 4-2-0 loco and six-wheeled tender in green GNR livery, engine number 776, with oval track and contained in a wooden box

Sold for £2,200

A large quantity of Britains, Swoppet and other plastic figures including knights on horseback, cowboys and Indians, US cavalry, Grenadier guards and others (qty)

Sold for £750

A Japanese battery operated 'NASA Moon Explorer' and six further space vehicles (7)

Sold for £240

A Tri-ang pedal car in red livery and number '26' decals, l. approx 117 cm, with later engine

Sold for £400

An early 20th century Wells clockwork tinplate delivery vehicle advertising BP Motor Spirit, l. 15.5 cm, together with two similar chassis (3)

Sold for £550

A Hornby O gauge clockwork 4-4-0 loco and tender, engine No. 1185 maroon LMS livery

Sold for £260

Steiff for Harrods, a limited edition 'Edward the Attic' bear, boxed

Sold for £95

Four Trix Twin OO gauge 'Triton' electric loco's and a further electric loco, each boxed (5)

Sold for £280

Seven Halcyon Days Beatrix Potter enamel boxes:Jemima Puddle-Duck,Mrs Tittlemouse,The Tailor of Gloucester,Mr Jeremy Fisher and three others, max w. 5.5 cm*Proceeds of the sale of this lot will be donated to Great Ormond Street Children's Charity

Sold for £550

Two Dinky Toys gift sets: 149 sports cars and 299 Post Office services, both boxed (2)

Sold for £360

Sixty-four Matchbox Superfast and Rola-Matic models including:31 Volks-Dragon,34 Formula 1 racing car,38 Stingeroo,48 Pi-Eyed Piper,51 Citroen SM and many others, all boxed (64)

Sold for £1,500

A selection of vintage dolls including thirty-two 1970's Sindy dolls, Barbies, Action Man, Fleur, Dusty, Cameo etc., approximately fifty, together with a Sindy China Cabinet, boxed (qty)

Sold for £500

A Japanese battery operated tinplate robot and four further tinplate robots (5)

Sold for £320

A Hornby O gauge Princess Elizabeth 4-6-2 electric loco and 6-wheeled tender, engine no. 6201, maroon livery, cased

Sold for £700

A Meccano (Dinky Toys) No. 48 petrol station, boxed

Sold for £500

A Hornby O gauge tinplate double engine shed, a turntable, two station buildings and one other (5)

Sold for £150

Thirteen Trix Twin and other OO gauge steam loco's, mostly black livery, together with various tenders (qty)

Sold for £260

Twenty-four items of Hornby Dublo OO gauge rolling stock including wagons, goods brake vans, breakdown crane and others, together with a Hornby Railways OO gauge R292 junction signal kit, each boxed (25)

Sold for £190

An early 20th century SFJB (Societe Francaise de Fabrication de Bebes et Jouets) bisque headed doll with sleeping brown glass eyes and open mouth showing two upper teeth, head stamped '247 10', l. 52 cm

Sold for £340

An early 20th century German tin plate clockwork fire engine in red and orange livery with four seated fire men, working extending ladder and clock work mechanism with ringing bells, the tyres marked S.G. Cord and S.G. to engine grill, in original box, good condition,
h. 19 cm, l. 43 cm

Sold for £800