SALES of fascinating stock from old toy shops are like buses. None for ages then two at once.
First up, at Vectis auctioneers in Thornaby, Teeside, on April 30, comes the contents of the Frank Beech Toy shop in Holywell, north Wales, which closed its doors in 2009.
Then we hear that the Lawrences saleroom of Crewkerne in Somerset has another treasure trove of children’s delights on offer in their May 22 sale, featuring goods which were formerly part of the stock of Webber’s Bike and Toy Shop in Taunton.
What both auctions share is a time capsule line-up of tempting toys for sale, many still in their original boxes – the thing that collectors covet, and one of the main factors driving up prices in this market.