For Sale

November 10th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

Due to our decision to move away from selling through toy fairs and the like to now concentrating all our selling activity to the Internet requires a rethink on this ‘For Sale’ page.

So in future rather than showing a collection of images of available items I would now ask you to view the items I have available through the ‘My Ebay Page’ which can be found on the ‘Links’ section on the right hand side of my title pages.

For those of you who do not wish to purchase via Ebay but are still interested in any of our items then please feel free to message us on the items of interest.

  1. dave
    September 24th, 2015 at 09:38 | #1

    Hi Karen, sorry to disappoint you but I don’t have any table-top games in at present. To be honest with you its only as we come towards the year end that these sort of ‘games’ become popular. I suppose its because families get together and are looking for something to do along with the kids. Not only that but Escalado makes a super ‘Race-Night’ for the adults !
    Will get back to you if I come across one soon.

  2. antony mitchell
    February 20th, 2016 at 11:43 | #2

    Do you have or can you advise regarding kits made by, I think, Shackleton in the late 1940/50 on racing cars, in particular an ERA and an ALTA. These were white metal kits in great detail with suspension. I had them as a child but sadly lost them.
    Your comments will be a great help.
    Antony Mitchell

  3. dave
    February 25th, 2016 at 18:38 | #3

    Antony, I think the racing cars you are thinking of were those produced by Scamold and not Shackleton as you thought.
    Scamold or to be more accurate Scale Models Ltd., were based in Weybridge, Surrey at Brooklands, which as most people will know was the home of the first purpose-built banked motor racing circuit in the world and were manufactured from around 1940 to the early 1950’s.

    The pictures above show a pair of early racing cars from the Scamold range. Model No.105 – Alta, finished in dark blue with light blue interior along with model No.103 – Maserati, in green with brown interior. Both models were fitted with suspension and exhaust pipes.
    I’m not sure how many models made up the racing car range but certainly it included the likes of ERA / MG / BUGATTI / ALTA and MASERATI.
    The kit form models came under the title of Scamold Ali-Kit, again I’m not sure how extensive the range was but it certainly included ERA / ALTA / MASERATI / RILEY and BENTLEY.
    Scamold models were manufactured with a cast alloy body with sheet metal wings and were fitted with normal or independent suspension to all wheels. Vehicles came as either non-mechanical or were fitted with a clockwork motor. The clockwork models having a purpose made ‘key’.
    Models came in identical picture card colour boxes with the model make, colour and mechanical or non-mechanical stamped in ink to the box end.

    Typical example of the picture card box is shown above along with its contents, Maserati racing car in yellow colourway finish with blue cockpit interior.
    It is worth noting that the racing cars came in various colours; red, yellow, green, silver, light and dark blue plus others all with differing coloured cockpit interiors.
    Cannot be that specific on prices Antony as I’ve not seen one sold at auction recently, I note that prices seem a little low on the internet sales sites but I would expect them in decent working order to be realising between £50 to £100 depending on the model and boxed more around the £150 mark.
    Hope this is of some help and best of luck if you are looking for a model for yourself. David.

  4. Colin Turner
    March 2nd, 2016 at 06:52 | #4

    I am now 72 and moved from the UK here to Sydney 5 years ago.
    I have a Shackleton Foden FG platform lorry which my grandfather gave to me for my 5th (?) birthday. It now has both front wheels missing, the spare wheel and one front axle.
    I am now looking to see if I can replace the parts before presenting it to one of my grandsons.
    Do you have, or know of anyone who can supply me with the missing parts please.
    Any help you can offer will be gratefully received.
    Many thanks,
    Kind regards

  5. Colin Turner
    March 5th, 2016 at 01:08 | #5

    Further to my email above. It is not the axle that is missing but the actual fastener (bolt) that connects the wheel to the steering.

  6. dave
    March 5th, 2016 at 09:16 | #6

    Hi there Colin or should that be G’day, looks like I’m going to disappoint you on your search for Shackleton spares. I e-mailed Arthur Clapp who is a well respected and long established supplier of various spares but without any joy. Arthur has now retired from making and supplying spares due to ill health and we wish him well for the future. Tried other avenues but all without success. If anyone knows a supplier of Shackleton spares please message in and I will add it to the Shackleton post.
    Sorry I can’t be of any further assistance Colin.
    All the best, David.

  7. dave
    March 5th, 2016 at 09:21 | #7

    Hello again that man, just to say I’ve been given a contact of someone who is not manufacturing but simply compiling a list of suppliers of toy spares, will drop them a line and see if they have any useful info.
    P.S. Don’t hold your breath.
    Regards, David.

  8. Colin Turner
    March 8th, 2016 at 08:52 | #8

    Good evening David
    Many thanks for trying.
    I will check back in the near future to see if your last hope proved beneficial.
    May I join you in wishing Arthur the very best for the future.
    Kind Regards
    Ps Being a Pom I have not got into the habit of saying G’day????

  9. dave
    March 9th, 2016 at 13:56 | #9

    No problem Colin, you never know and fingers crossed we may strike lucky.

  10. Mike Graseley
    February 14th, 2017 at 15:50 | #10

    Hi. I have in my collection of toys, a Shackleton Foden FG flat bed lorry. and I am almost 80(March) I think its time to let someone else enjoy this model. it is in excellent condition. complete with original box spanner screw driver, the only that is missing is the booklet that came with it. it was bought for me in late 1940s. would you or anybody you may know be interested. regards Mike.

  11. dave
    February 19th, 2017 at 10:52 | #11

    Hi there Mike, yes I’m sure there would be a few interested parties but sorry I don’t sell through this site now as there are too many complications. Sad to say not everyone out there is an honest person and I don’t want to end up as ‘piggy in the middle’ taking the flack. Best advice is to contact your local auction house that holds TOY auctions – don’t place it in a GENERAL sale as it would not attract many bids by comparison.
    Yes, you will have to pay sellers commission but the auction house will handle everything for you and without any hassle.
    Best of Luck, David.

  12. Peter Falkner
    November 7th, 2017 at 22:53 | #12


    I am interested in an Ichiko Mercedes 250 battery operated in maroon colour. Do you know someone who would sell such a toy?
    thank you for help.


  13. dave
    November 8th, 2017 at 11:37 | #13

    Hi Peter, Sorry I don’t is the simple answer but if anyone has this model for sale I will put you in touch with Peter for you to sort out between yourselves.
    Its been a good few years since I have seen this particular Ichiko model and I cannot remember ever seeing a boxed example. I know Ichiko reissued the friction drive version some years ago but not certain they reissued the battery operated Mercedes 250.
    Cheers, David.

    October 1st, 2019 at 15:44 | #14

    Hi,,you have a great site, well done.
    im looking for info on some johillco race horse and jockey sets that i have.
    ive been collecting for 40 years and have decided to start to sell to back up my pension. going through my garage i came across these 6 horse and jockeys! still in the stock packs, unused.
    i think there 1930?
    would you have any info at all please?
    many thanks.

  15. dave
    October 3rd, 2019 at 15:54 | #15

    Hi Paul, if you have been collecting for 40 years you will probably know more about these than I do !
    John Hill (Johillco) probably produced these race horses to go with a race horse game. Race horse with mounted Jockey produced at 30mm scale and came in a plain box with compartmentalised insert to hold six models. Typical colours used were crimson / green / beige / red / blue and orange.
    From what I can see these sets sell at auction for not a lot of money, typical auction price would be around the £50 mark. I see a single horse/jockey sold on Ebay recently for £5 although someone has one listed for £35.
    Cheers, David.

    April 5th, 2021 at 20:59 | #16

    Still seeking Gaiety Toys Racing Car box.
    If you have any Gaiety Toys cars of any sort that are boxed with the racing car lable
    I will purchase for the box.

  17. dave
    April 10th, 2021 at 15:53 | #17

    Hi again John, still looking for this elusive box I see ! To be brutal I have yet to come across an empty box being sold, they are hard enough to find with a model included yet alone one on its own. In saying that as you well know the racing car model itself is a pretty common but will keep my eyes open at any upcoming auctions etc.
    Best of Luck in your ongoing search. David.

  18. Steve Vossems
    January 19th, 2022 at 13:38 | #18

    Hi, i am from Holland and looking for a empty Box of the Daiya Aston Martin James Bond goldfinger with the Eject. This toy is battery Operated.

  19. dave
    February 9th, 2022 at 14:43 | #19

    Hi there Steve and thanks for visiting and your query … if I can refer you back to my original listing on Daiya Toys first posted back in 2013 and a subsequent question relating to the Daiya 007 Aston Martin back in 2019 where I did my best to cover the confusing situation resulting from official and unofficial 007 items you will see what a minefield this subject can be.
    I think you may be referring to the M101 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Ejector Car although no reference was made on the box to the Daiya Company as such simply stating ‘Made in Japan’ and indeed I don’t think I have found a box yet which links James Bond – the DB5 and Daiya together. If I am correct in linking your request to the M101 Model again I have only come across that box sold with the model never sold empty. However I think ‘RetroRebox’ were selling reproduction boxes for this model if that is any help.
    All the best, stay safe, David.

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