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Kit built engines ‘steam ahead’ at impressive Specialist Collectors’ Sale

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lot 278 – A ‘BRITISH RAILWAYS’ WESTON-SUPER-MARE POSTER

lot 458 – A KIT BUILT GAUGE 0 ELECTRIC MODEL STEAM

LOCOMOTIVE P2 2-8-2 No 2001 ‘COCK-O-THE-NORTH’

lot 388 – A ‘WAL’ MK III CUSTOM SERIES BASS GUITAR

An impressive collection of kit built gauge and electric model railway locomotive models proved the star of the show at West Midlands Auction House Cuttlestones’ recent Specialist Collectors’ Sale.

 
Finished in various liveries and all in good, but untested, condition the collection was split into 21 lots and achieved an impressive total of £8,544*. Particular highlights included Lot 458, a kit built gauge 0 electric model steam locomotive P2 2-8-2 No 2001 ‘COCK-O-THE-NORTH’, engine and tender finished in L.N.E.R livery, which fetched £726, and Lot 463 representing a Lord Nelson Class 4-6-0 No. 850 ‘Lord Nelson, finished in southern livery, on which the hammer fell at £786.50.
 
Remaining on the railways theme, Lot 278 – a vintage British Railways Weston-Super-Mare poster – also stood out, selling for an impressive £363 to lead an impressive Railwayana & Transport Memorabila section.
 
Elsewhere, collections in general proved something of a theme of the day with the hammer falling at £314.60 on Lot 379, a collection of Black Sabbath records including ‘Sabotage’ and ‘Paranoid’, together with a selection of rock LP records, comprising ‘King Crimson’, ‘Led Zeppelin’, ‘The Rolling Stones’ and ‘Status Quo’; whilst a collection of vintage cine-film spanning lots 360-367 fetched a combined £1028.50.
 
Another interesting sale came in the form of Lot 388, a Wal’ Mk III custom series four string bass guitar which, selling on behalf of the charity ‘Dads & Disability Support’ sold for £1815 to swell the cause’s funds. 
 
Full results from the Friday 21st November Specialist Collectors’ Sale – including hammer prices – are available online at www.cuttlestones.co.uk. For more information, call 01902 421985.
 
*All prices include buyer’s premium.
 
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