Collectors' Models

17 Nov, 2012 10:00 AM

These legendary sales are split between two rooms running concurrently and encompass approximately 1500 lots of live Steam, 0 & 00 Gauge, Britains, Dinky, Corgi, Spot-On, Matchbox, modern issue diecast and tinplate.

This sale will include the remainder of the John Clibbon Tinplate Collection (JLS Room lots 3201+  starting at 2pm). 

Back in 1998 Lacy Scott & Knight, along with Peter Crichton, were lucky enough to be instructed by avid model collector John Clibbon to sell the majority of his cherished collection of tinplate and related wares.  John's passion for tinplate had begun back in the 1940s while he was a wartime evacuee in the Forest of Dean area and stayed with him throughout his life. The sale which contained numerous examples from all of the major European makers to include Bing, Marklin, Bassett Lowke, Lowenstein, Carette and many others, some of which were never identified, was a huge success.  The 450 lots largely sold well above expectation and the sale is still talked about to this day. 

 Like most serious collectors, John could not bear to part with the complete collection, and held back a number of his favourite pieces to include several station buildings, locomotives & tenders, wagons & coaches, bridges, tunnels, trackside accessories etc. These were all placed in a huge display cabinet and frequently admired by the family and visitors to the Clibbon home.  However, following a long illness, John passed away in November 2008, and after three more years have passed the family has decided that now is the time to auction the remainder of the collection for future generations to enjoy. 

 

Viewing Times

Friday preceding sale from 10am-7pm

Please note extended viewing time

Live bidding available here 

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Contacts

Oliver Leggett
Oliver Leggett
Toy and Models Department Manager
Tel: 01284 748 641
David Ramsey
David Ramsey
Model Train Consultant (0 Gauge trains)
Tel: 01284 748 625
Geoff Farrow
Geoff Farrow
Model Train Consultant
Tel: 01284 748 625
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P&P department
Tel: 01284 748 642

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