Toys and collectables launch the new year in the Cotswolds16 December 2020 Toy sales are regular staples of the auction world and a Cotswolds firm is kicking off the new year with a sale dedicated to such collectables, particularly dolls and teddy bears.
The Post Christmas Sale - including Collection of Antique Dolls and Toys, Antiques and Collectables etc runs at Wotton Auction Rooms in Gloucestershire on January 11.
Proving that toys are not just for children, here are five suggestions on what to buy.
Giant panda at 60cm
An early 1930s Merrythought giant panda (pictured top), with stitched nose, leather claws, glass eyes, (worn fur on nose) and original label on right foot. The 60cm toy is estimated at £50-80.
Try thesaleroom.com to view this early 1930s Merrythought giant panda.
Complete with a cape
This classic Kammer & Rheinhardt bisque socket head doll with jointed composite body, blue sleeping eyes with sideways glance, open mouth with teeth, pierced ears, long mid brown hair, and dressed in period clothes including velvet cape. At 53cm high, with impressed mark K star R 53, it is estimated at £80-120.
To bid for the Kammer & Rheinhardt bisque socket head doll check thesaleroom.com
Buy me up: Scottie
Fancy owning a dog without the need for a poop scoop? Try this 1930 toy ‘Scottie’ dog by Chad Valley with glass eyes, stitched nose and dual coloured mohair plush (dark grey with lighter tips), with original red label. It is estimated at £40-70.
You can view the 1930 toy ‘Scottie’ dog by Chad Valley via thesaleroom.com.
Ready teddy go
This 1930s small teddy bear by Chad Valley with soft plush fur, stitched nose and mouth, glass eyes and jointed limbs stands 32cm high and is estimated at £30-50.
Bid for the 1930s small teddy bear by Chad Valley on thesaleroom.com.
Polar bear and friends
The three vintage soft toys offered in this single lot estimated at £50-80 include a 44cm high ‘Ivy’ polar bear by Deans Rag Book produced in 1949 to commemorate the birth of a polar bear cub at London Zoo. The others are a Steiff warthog with prickly fur (pin in ear) and a 1930s soft dog pyjama case.
View thesaleroom.com to see the ‘Ivy’ polar bear by Deans Rag Book.