Child’s toy brought home the ba­con

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Objects Of Desire -

NO porkies! A child’s toy model of a sausage de­liv­ery van fetched £7,776 (in­clud­ing 20 per cent buyer’s pre­mium) at Vec­tis of Thorn­aby.

The pre-war dark green Dinky bear­ing the name Marsh’s Sausages was in near-mint con­di­tion and said to be the best ex­am­ple ever of­fered by the world’s lead­ing toy auc­tion­eers.

But the sur­prise package of the sale was the Mi­cro Pet Cher­rryca Phoenix Se­ries po­lice pa­trol car, which made an as­ton­ish­ing £7,200, more than 30 times its pre-sale es­ti­mate.

A Marklin live steam trac­tor, be­low, dat­ing from the 1930s re­alised an im­pres­sive £4,896.

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