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Gallery: Old toys up for grabs at Colchester auction house

PUBLISHED: 00:44 13 October 2012

A pink teddy bear is one of many vintage toys up for auction at Reeman Dansie Auctioneers annual toy sale today.

A pink teddy bear is one of many vintage toys up for auction at Reeman Dansie Auctioneers annual toy sale today.

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HUNDREDS of fantastic toys from days gone by are set to go under the hammer today at a special auction.

The auction of vintage playthings at Reeman Dansie in Colchester will see more than 500 lots up for grabs, including dozens of rare Dinky toys and Corgi cars in mint condition – and, most importantly, in their boxes – as well as a small army of lead soldiers.

The sale starts at the auction house in Wyncolls Way at 10am and will last until the final lot is sold. Among the many lots of model trains and railway accessories is a handmade model of the Evening Star train.

Collections Consultant Michael Bowles said he expected a lot of interest in some of the more unusual lots, including a rocking horse from the 1930s and some sought-after early Dinky aeroplanes.

He said: “It’s all about nostalgia – people will remember them from their childhood. Some of the lots will make several hundred pounds each.

“(With Dinky toys) the key thing is the condition of the vehicle and the box – if the box is in mint condition then they are more valuable.”

Mr Bowles said the collection had been accumulated over several months and included items recovered from attics and basements, often in mint condition and in their original boxes.

The auction will also be open to online bids and for more details and catalogue information, visit www.reemandansie.com

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