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Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Automobilia and Vintage Toys

Absentee bids accepted until Thursday 10th Jun 2021

Auction date Thursday 10th Jun 2021

Duke's are delighted to offer a good group of Classic Cars,

 a number of exceptional Motorcycles and a collection of curated Automobilia.


Alongside we shall be presenting an important group of vintage toys from The Estate of The Late Rufus Eyre.


Viewing for the cars is by appointment.

Viewing for the Motorcycles, Automobilia and Vintage Toys is available at Duke's, Brewery Square, DT1 1GA.

Monday 7th of June, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th, 10am to 4pm.


Buyer's premium for the Cars and Motorcycles is 12% inclusive of VAT. 

For Automobilia and vintage toys, it is 30% inclusive of VAT. 


Live Bidding will be available for this auction through this website. 

Please ensure your registration is completed early to avoid disappointment. 

Commission Bidding and Telephone bidding is also available. 


 For further information please contact william.batt@dukes-auctions.com

Important Notice
Live Bidding will be available for this auction through this website.
Please ensure your registration is completed early to avoid disappointment.
£ £
Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
217 A 1930'S WOODEN TOY TRUCK
painted with the colours of 'Carter, Paterson & Co Special Luggage Service', with metal wheels, 58cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£100 - £200 £420 View
218 A 1930'S TINPLATE MODEL OF THE ALFA ROMEO P2
with a clockwork mechanism, red with finely painted stencils, and a Jouet Francais label beneath, 52cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£500 - £1,000 £4,600 View
219 A 1930'S GERMAN TINPLATE CLOCKWORK AIRSHIP
possibly Tippco, with opening forward gondola, stencilled 'R 100', 65cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£500 - £1,000 £460 View
220 A 1930'S MODEL ROWING BOAT
with a painted white hull, 50cm long, with another 1930s wooden model boat hull, 64cm long, and a model propeller (3)

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£100 - £200 £120 View
221 A 1930'S MODEL WOODEN SAILING BOAT
with a blue painted hull and worn brown sails, 98cm long and 88cm high

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£80 - £150 £70 View
222 A CHILDS PENNY FARTHING BICYCLE
measuring 70cm high

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£80 - £150 £500 View
223 A CHILDS PENNY FARTHING BICYCLE
measuring 75cm high

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£80 - £150 £320 View
224 A 1930'S MECCANO LTD RACING CAR
tinplate with a clockwork motor, painted in red, 31cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£300 - £500 £260 View
225 A 1930'S TINPLATE MODEL OF THE 'BLUEBIRD' RACING CAR
with a clockwork mechanism beneath, 50cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£300 - £500 £280 View
226 A 1930'S BURNETT TOYS TINPLATE 'EXPRESS DELIVERY' VAN
for Ubilda Toys, with a clockwork mechanism, 15cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£100 - £200 £280 View
227 AN EARLY 1900'S CARVED WOOD FAIRGROUND RIDE
with a spinning mechanism, and another, both 8cm high (2)

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£50 - £100 £30 View
228 A c.1900 TOY TRICYCLE WITH TINPLATE RIDER
the bike measuring 8cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£100 - £200 £80 View
229 AN EARLY 1900'S TINPLATE MECHANICAL BLACKSMITH
complete with whetstone, 11cm high, and an early tin plate mechanical instrument, 7cm high (2)

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£30 - £50 - View
230 KT JAPAN ROBOT "LILLIPUT"
labelled N.P 5357, tinplate with clockwork mechanism, 15cm high

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£1,000 - £2,000 £1,400 View
231 A SET OF THREE 1930'S TINPLATE RACING CARS
on a tinplate clockwork track, each car measures 5cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£100 - £200 £90 View
232 A SCHUCO STUDIO 1936 MERCEDES BENZE GRAND PRIX RACER
made in Germany, tinplate and painted blue, 15cm long, and a Tootsie Toys milk van, 8cm long (2)
£30 - £50 - View
233 A 1920'S DIESCAST GYPSY CARAVAN
painted blue with yellow wheels, 17cm long, a 1920'2 tinplate trailer, with canvas roof, 23cm long, and an early 1900's hand build GWR train carriage, 17cm long (3)
£20 - £40 - View
234 A 1930'S WOODEN MODEL OF AN EXPLORATION ERA SHIP
the hull of the caravel painted yellow, on a wooden stand stamped 'J HODGES', 20cm long

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£20 - £40 - View
235 A SECTION OF 1930'S TINPLATE RACING TRACK
the track starting at a raised, galleried platform, 34cm high, one section containing a bridge, also included an early tinplate architectural draw bridge, and another mechanism (a lot)

Provenance:…
£10 - £20 - View
236 A 1920'S FRENCH 'JEU DE COURSE' WIND UP RACING CAR GAME
by M. J. & C company, the wooden base measuring 20cm x 20cm

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£60 - £120 £140 View
237 A PAIR OF 1920'S TWO WHEELED SKATES
stamped 'The Ritter Patent', each skate 38cm from front wheel to back

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£40 - £80 £380 View
238 A VICTORIAN WOODEN PUSH-ALONG HORSE TOY
with original mane and tail, the horse is 44cm high

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£100 - £200 £110 View
239 A 1930'S VENTRILOQUIST DUMMY
possibly Fred Russell's 'Coster Joe', in the garb of a pearly king, the dummy is 90cm high approximately

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£500 - £1,000 £700 View
240 TWO GERMAN TINPLATE CHILDRENS GRAMOPHONES
both 22cm high

Provenance: The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre
£30 - £50 £20 View

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