A pensioner's prized childhood collection of Dinky toys went under the hammer in Suffolk on Friday.
The eight-wheel Foden truck was still in its box
Mick Stockings, 69, from Norfolk, used his weekly sixpence pocket money to build his collection, still in its original boxes in almost-new condition.
A model Foden truck which cost 10 shillings (50p) fetched £900 as dealers and collectors vied for the toy.
"It's absolutely unbelievable. In my wildest dreams I never thought we'd get £900 for a Dinky," he said.
Kept in a cupboard
"I used to play with them in the sitting room - I wasn't allowed to play with them outside.
"They had to be packed up in their boxes, neatly in a drawer in a cupboard so I knew exactly where they were - and they had to be looked after."
For years the collection has been tucked away in another cupboard.
"I am nearly 70 and they are in the cupboard. No-one else is enjoying them and there are people who can get far more pleasure from them than I can.
"It seemed to be a good idea to pass them on while I'm still here," he said.
Mr Stockings was not revealing how much the collection raised - but he did say he was thinking of taking his wife on a luxury holiday.