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Sizeable bids for steam loco toys

Strange coincidence as same types appear in saleroom but modelled for different gauges

Whatever chaos faces hundreds of thousands of commuters on the railways as we enter the New Year, the better-ordered world of model trains steams on to continued success.

Collectors were out in force for the two-day Trains Galore sale at Special Auction Services (15% buyer’s premium) in Newbury on December 13-14, when 99% of the 1374 lots got away to a total of £246,000. “There was a packed saleroom and furious online and commission bidding,” said auctioneer Hugo Marsh.

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Published every week since 1971, Antiques Trade Gazette is affectionately known as ‘the Bible of the antiques trade’. A long tradition of authority, integrity and accuracy, makes it the essential read for everyone who loves antiques. With a subscription to Antiques Trade Gazette, you’ll stay ahead of all the developments in the art and antiques market, plus you’ll enjoy • A comprehensive auction calendar – see when and where every sale will be happening • Exclusive interviews with dealers, giving you the inside track on the trade • Breaking news on key industry developments • Secrets, stories and tips from leading specialists and collectors • Top lots advertised by auctioneers • Previews of the best art and antiques fairs and markets • Special supplements focusing on specific collecting areas

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