Batman Rides Again!
Posted On: 08 Feb 2024
Hard on the heels of Eldreds’ last highly successful collectors’ sale, Eldreds are now cataloguing their March specialist sale which includes a collection of Corgi TV-related diecast cars. One of the most iconic is the Batmobile, brought out by Corgi in 1966 when Batman Fever was at its peak. With details including a chain-cutting blade at the front and pulsating flame exhaust, the best feature was the rocket launcher! Also included with the original model was a secret Batman sticker that could be placed behind a shirt lapel – like Bruce Wayne himself. These stickers are almost impossible to find and sadly absent from this example. It does, however, have its box, inner fold-out packing, rockets and instructions in the original envelope. Owing to some biro marks on the box the estimate is £50-80.
Other TV diecasts in the sale include the original gold James Bond Aston Martin D.B.5, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s “Thrush Buster” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, all boxed.
The medal section includes an impressive WWI and WWII Military OBE group of twelve medals, plus miniatures and a plethora of photographs, Buckingham Palace invitations, letters, etc. which always help to enhance the value of any medal group. Estimate £400-600.
Other collections in the March sale include model railways, diecast, militaria, coins, stamps, postcards, wines and spirits.
For valuation or to include items in this sale please call (01752) 721199 or email [email protected]