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Toy cars expected to fetch 10k

Some of the cars in the collection (picture: Halls)
Some of the cars in the vast collection

A collection of about 1,800 toy cars which has filled three rooms of Powys collector's home is to be sold at auction.

The toys have been valued at more than 10,000 and have been collected by an unnamed man from the Newtown area for 20 years.

Auction house Halls, which is staging the sale, said the man was selling the models because he was moving house.

They will go under the hammer in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 8 August.

Halls said the collection ran to about 1,800 models.

Halls toy specialist Stewart Orr with the model cars (picture: Halls)
They were collected over a period of 20 years and filled around three rooms of a house
Toy specialist Stewart Orr

"The model cars are all boxed, in original condition and will be great value for money," said Stewart Orr, the toy specialist at Halls.

"They were collected over a period of 20 years and filled around three rooms of a house. The owner is selling reluctantly because he is moving home."

The collection includes models of the Morris Minor traveller, a Ford Sierra Cosworth, Porsche 911, a Ford Escort and a BMW M3.

The sale also includes toys from other collectors such as pre-war model trains and rolling stock.




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