Club and Diecast NEWS Your December read

I can’t believe we are fast approaching that time of year again when a model present might appear below the tree. Given that nearly all our club members collect pre owned models, I wonder if this might be the one time of the year when a NEW model creeps into the collection. I have noticed some Christmas editions due to appear this month and no doubt these would make a nice present for collectors.      

Wishing you all a happy christmas.

Franklin Mint, a boxed group of 1:24 scale Shelby Cobra models comprising of Cobra 427 S/C "Mistress OF Fire", Shelby Cobra "King Of The Cobras with Tool and Gloves along with 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C in Blue with Gold stripes with Tool and Gloves. Although not checked for completeness, conditions appear to be Good in generally Good outer boxes and Fair to Good inner polystyrene. (One model does not come with box). These models may have been on display therefore may have smaller delicate pieces missing, broken off or loose.

Hammer Price: £130

Estimate: £40 - £50

Joyride 1/18th scale TV Related  "Scooby-Doo" The Mystery Machine Van - finished in turquoise, yellow, orange with "Shaggy and Scooby" figures. Conditions appear generally to be Mint in generally Good window box.

Hammer Price: £400

Estimate: £40 - £50

Joyride 1/18th scale TV Related "The Flintmobile" Hannah Barbera "The Flintstones" including figures Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Wilma & Betty plus other figures and accessories. Conditions appear generally to be Mint in generally Good window box.

Hammer Price: £280

Estimate: £50 - £60

Corgi, a boxed TV Related group to include 57401 Ford Capri With White Metal Bodie And Doyle Figures "The Professionals", 57405 Gambit's Jaguar XJS "The New Avengers", 61211 Mr Bean's Mini "Mr Bean" x2 and others (see photo). Duplications. Conditions although unchecked for completeness models appear generally to be Excellent in generally Good outer window boxes.

Hammer Price: £180

Estimate: £40 - £50

MFG by Maxwell (India) a boxed pair of Land Rovers. A copy of Dinky models. Conditions are generally Good in Fair to Good boxes.

Hammer Price: £280

Estimate: £40 - £50

Unconfirmed Maker - 100mm Scale - Teheran Conference, 28th November 1943, comprising: Portrait Models of a Seated: Stalin [pipe missing], Roosevelt & Churchill [Taken From the Official Photograph] at the Teheran Conference. Painted to Professional Standards. Some minor display wear otherwise generally Excellent overall.

Hammer Price: £200

Estimate: £30 - £50

Niena Studios [St Petersburg] - 90mm Scale Medieval Range, comprising: Model No' T11.32 - Mounted - Henry Plantagenet Duke of Lancaster with Heraldic Banner, Depicted Bareheaded. Painted to "Museum Standard" [the Highest Quality Paint Finish Available] Hand Painting. Artist Signed [i Licenkova] to underside of [Polished Wooden Plinth Type] Base. Mint & Superb overall.

Hammer Price: £140

Estimate: £120 - £180

The Stadden Edition, 1970's Issue - 80mm plinth mounted studio painted military miniatures, comprising: Model No' 105 - "Scotland Forever" - Mounted Dragoon [Scots Grey] & Private - 92nd Regiment of Foot [The Gordon Highlanders] Waterloo, 1815. Painted to professional standards by Stadden Studios & Mounted on an Oval Base with Name Plate. Please note these are original Stadden Collection Figures not the recent TKS reissues. Some display wear otherwise generally near Mint overall.

Hammer Price: £130

Estimate: £80 - £120

King & Country - German Land Forces in WW2 Series, comprising: Set WS 059 - Jagdpanther V with 2 x Crew. Mint overall, contained in a near Mint set box.

Hammer Price: £300

Estimate: £90 - £150

November 1st Club Competition : Restoration. Others Mini GT’s 1:64 scale  Model of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar comes in an attractive Xmas  Edition box. Rio’s Christmas offering is a 1:43 scale model of a lovely 1929 Bugatti 41 Royal Weyman. Another 1:64 scale  Christmas edition is the Singer / Targa  from Pop Race. New Stingray resin figures released. ( Story courtesy of Collectors Club of Great Britain )

Bachmann Europe have announced the launch of a brand-new product line in their nostalgic Adventures in Plastic (AiP) brand: a new range of officially licensed, 1/6 scale resin figures depicting characters from Stingray - Gerry Anderson’s classic ‘Supermarionation’ TV shows.The initial releases are two figures from Stingray, which debuted in 1964 and ran for two series. The characters represented are ‘Troy Tempest’, captain of the flagship submarine STINGRAY and his second in command, communications expert ‘Phones’. The highly detailed, hand painted figures are depicted in their World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP) uniforms. Troy and Phones are approximately 12 inches (30cm) tall and come with a numbered certificate and base, and are ready for display.

2024 will see the 60th anniversary of Stingray, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by AP Films (APF) for ITC Entertainment. Stingray was the first British television series to be filmed entirely in colour. The figures are limited to 500 pieces each and have an RRP of £149.95 each. Available from Bachmann Retailers in late 2023 / early 2024. AiP plan to follow these releases with figures from other classic Gerry Anderson series.