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Hi,does anybody know any shops that buy old pre 1940 matchbox cars? Trying to sell them to help my grandad.

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I took some more modern ones to Sheffield Auction house and they sold them for me . Recommended.

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Matchbox didn't start till 1953. Possibly you mean Dinky toys that started in the 30s?

 

I've bought old toy cars via AE Dowse on Scotland St but it seems they've gone now and merged with Sheffield Auctions

 

https://sheffieldauctiongallery.com/

 

 

Or have a quick word with Sheffield Transport models on London road, though I think he's more aimed at trains. 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, jemson said:

I took some more modern ones to Sheffield Auction house and they sold them for me . Recommended.

Thank you Sir. Yes, we have a Specialist Toy Valuer here in our auction house in Heeley and Specialist Collectable Toy Auctions very regularly. Please call us on 0114 281 6161 or pop in for a free valuation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm or email any photos to us and we will get back to you. If it is a large collection, our Valuer will come out to you and collect your items.

 

Kind regards

Sheffield Auction Gallery

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Lesney Toys started in 1947. They were responsible for the manufacture and distribution of their Matchbox range.

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  Hello, put them to auction is one option but unless they are mint and boxed do not

expect to get much for them well worn and played with " Dinky or Matchbox " toy's

are worth a lot lot less, another option is take them to a toy fair and sell them as seperate item's the dealers at toy fairs will give the best deal and you can compare yours with what's being sold to get an idea what they might be worth but remember there is a buying and a selling price dealers will buy from you as with an auction they will go as a job lot, but saying that you need to do your research first, Elsecar Heritage Center Barnsley 29 October there is a toy's fair starts at 6pm till 9pm easy to get too plenty of parking go along and look before you decide don't rush into a sale.

 

 

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21 hours ago, MEC176 said:

  Hello, put them to auction is one option but unless they are mint and boxed do not

expect to get much for them well worn and played with " Dinky or Matchbox " toy's

are worth a lot lot less, another option is take them to a toy fair and sell them as seperate item's the dealers at toy fairs will give the best deal and you can compare yours with what's being sold to get an idea what they might be worth but remember there is a buying and a selling price dealers will buy from you as with an auction they will go as a job lot, but saying that you need to do your research first, Elsecar Heritage Center Barnsley 29 October there is a toy's fair starts at 6pm till 9pm easy to get too plenty of parking go along and look before you decide don't rush into a sale.

 

 

Exactly, the dealers at toy fairs buy most of their stock at toy auctions so a better price may be gained that way.  The downside is they may well just cherry pick and leave you with a lot of fairly average / undesirable models. If so. put them on ebay and they will sell. 

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If you're doing an auction, give vectis a go. Toy specialists.

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On 09/10/2019 at 19:13, tinfoilhat said:

If you're doing an auction, give vectis a go. Toy specialists.

Vectis are good for mint / boxed, less than that they are not so good. I repeat, most dealers at toy fairs buy from auctions so by going direct you can possibly get a better deal. Especially if they are not mint / boxed.

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