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‘All aboard’ for specialist model railway valuation in Wolverhampton!

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With its Specialist Collectors’ sale on Wednesday 14th September set to feature a particularly large private collection of model railway items and model trucks, Cuttlestones’ Wolverhampton Auction Rooms is holding a specialist valuation day on Tuesday 23rd August.
Expert valuer Kevin Lockley, who specialises in model railway, model vehicles, steam and engineering models alongside vintage toys, Star Wars, Action Man, Sindy and other classic collectables will be on hand, by appointment, to let prospective sellers know what their items could achieve at auction.
Cuttlestones’ Rosie Blackburn says:
“There is a huge market for all things transport related – and the collection we have had consigned is particularly extensive. This is likely to bring out the serious collectors, so offers a great platform for anyone looking to sell on model railway items, trucks, ‘N’ Gauge model railway locomotives and rolling stock, Mamod steam engines and the like.
“The sale will also feature sections of vintage and other collectable toys and engineering models – so will again bring these niche collectors out in force. All too often this kind of item ends up at car boot sales or dumped without the owner realising their potential value. So, if you have any of these items languishing in your loft, why not book an appointment with Kevin – you could be sitting on a small fortune!”
The auction house has a strong track record of achieving great prices for collectables – for example, a “Princess of Wales” scratch built 5” gauge model locomotive and tender, together with related plans and photographs achieved £3,500 while an early 1950s Austin Junior Forty Pathfinder Grand Prix racer pedal car saw the hammer fall at £2,800. 
Smaller items can also achieve pretty impressive prices – a tray of 14 Sparks Cars including Porsche, Jaguar and Pagani models went for £420; two boxed 'RETURN OF THE JEDI' items – including Rancor Monster and a Palitoy Scout Walker vehicle sold for £120 while a collection of tinplate and plastic clockwork toys – including Marx “Goofy The Gardener”, T. H. Balloon Vendor, boxed Kantos Toys’ “Miss Busy Bee The Typist” Wells, a Brimtoy Cinderella and Prince Charming and push-along Flapping Chicken achieved £110.
Wolverhampton Sale Rooms’ Model Railway and Toys specialist valuation will take place on Tuesday 23rd August at the Clarence Street saleroom by appointment only. Valuations are free and there is no obligation to consign lots for auction through Cuttlestones.
To book an appointment call 01902 421985 – alternatively if you are unable to attend on the day, email photos of items to [email protected] for expert appraisal. 
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