Thursday, 24 March 2016

Toy Soldier Auction coming up

Because I sent a few items to auction some years I get occasional memos from the auctioneers about forthcoming sales. Today I have had notification of a Toy Soldier sale coming up next week, and thought I'd pass the information on for anyone who likes to keep track of this sort of thing.
The firm's website can be found at and the sale is listed as - Military, Civilian Figures, Equipment and Accessories - with the illustrated catalogue (mainly modern Britains) on line showing 796 lots. The prices don't seem too bad either, considering the amount of boxes listed in each lot. I was interested in the book values, and just wish that they had shown the titles more visibly, as a box of "... and other titles..." doesn't help. Again prices seem low. Mind you, it does make me consider how little my petty collection is really worth, certainly nowhere near what was paid for it. Ah well.

What other goodies could be lurking in these two boxes? If only they'd photographed them with the spines showing!

I've decided, I really must throw off this cold and stop wasting time sniveling in front of the computer. MrsJ has told me we ARE taking the caravan up to Nottingham for Easter, so I'd better enjoy it!


  1. Caravan to Nottingham- sounds most enjoyable Ian - just the ticket for a nice Easter Break. Yes, books seem to loose value- however I know from experience that e-Bay is a good way to Buy books and to sell...good prices for Wargames Books sold on e-Bay..I have paid up to $45 (including postage) from UK e-Bay and here as low as $5 (plus postage) for really good books...searching around is the answer. Regards. KEV.

  2. You're right that the search is often interesting.The invention of e-bay has certainly made it easier to find what you want. We survived our trip to Nottingham on the tails of Storm Katie, but enjoyed a visIt to Newstead Abbey (Lord Byron's place).