Five vintage toys perfect for a nostalgic Christmas02 December 2020 On thesaleroom.com you'll find plenty of nostalgic items that would make the perfect Christmas gift. From model trains to a Japanese robot, here are five vintage toy ideas for Christmas.
This uncommon boxed German-made 0 Gauge clockwork train set was made for the British market. It comes with its box and includes a green four-wheel non-reversing locomotive with fixed key, two blue/grey Pullman cars, a signal, 'Stop' sign, tracks and a station. SAS believe it could be made by well-known makers Schuhmann & Müller.
It is one of a number of model trains to be offered at SAS’s two-day Trains Galore sale on December 15-16. It has an estimate of £150-200.
View and bid for this clockwork train set via thesaleroom.com.
View the Trains Galore auction here.
Dinky cars are always popular. It has a huge collector following but individual cars make good decorative items too.
Here is a collection of five Dinky diecast cars in their boxes comprising an Austin Atlantic convertible in black with red interior, a Rolls Royce Phantom V in green and white with red interior, a BEV Electric Truck in original box 400 and an Austin Atlantic convertible in light blue with red interior and a Packard convertible in salmon with red interior.
The group is estimated at £80-120 at the December 6 sale at 1818 Auctioneers. View and bid for these Dinky toys via thesaleroom.com.
James Bond car
For 007 fans there is this 1:8 scale model of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. It is from the Eaglemoss ‘build your own’ series of model cars.
It is estimated at £300-500 at Taylors’ Toys, Trains etc sale on December 7. View and bid for this James Bond Aston Martin model car via thesaleroom.com.
Followers of the classic 1960s sci-fi puppet series Thunderbird’s will recognise this toy instantly as Virgil Tracy's Thunderbird 2.
Made by Matchbox, the toy is in an unopened card and estimated at £10 at Pro Auction’s December 8-10 sale. View and bid for this Thunderbird 2 model via thesaleroom.com.
Mr Zerox Robot
Vintage Japanese battery powered robots are very collectable and this 1960's toy called Mr Zerox is by FH Japan and comes with its original box.
It is estimated at £40-60 at Anderson & Garland’s sale of The Catherine 'Kit' Hewitt Collection of Doll's Houses, Dolls and other toys on December 8.