The sports car prop from Gerry Anderson's The Investigator. Image: Vectis

Gerry Anderson’s “The Investigator” props in upcoming Vectis auction

The speedboat and sports car models from the pilot episode of Gerry Anderson‘s unmade series The Investigator are to be offered at the Teesside Auction House, Vectis, on Thursday 26th September 2019. The two vehicles in the sale where created for the 1973 pilot and were previously offered at auction in 2018 by Sworders Fine Art AuctioneersContinue reading Gerry Anderson’s “The Investigator” props in upcoming Vectis auction

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British auction house Vectis teases massive Bronze Age comics sale, rare “The Investigator” toy car offered

Coming soon from British auction house Vectis is a massive sale of thousands of predominantly Bronze Age Marvel and DC comics. Bought from newsagents and stored away with the sole purpose of creating a collection, these comics are largely from 1970-1985, but there are earlier and later editions, which will all go under the hammerContinue reading British auction house Vectis teases massive Bronze Age comics sale, rare “The Investigator” toy car offered

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VECTIS massive Star Wars toys auction includes early play set building magazine collection

On Black Friday – a day of commercial discounting and special offers that originated with Amazon, it’s perhaps worth remembering that once, a long time ago in decades far, far away there were times when toys were expensive and often only bought for special occasions, like birthdays and Christmas. Cast your mind back then, to 1978, whenContinue reading VECTIS massive Star Wars toys auction includes early play set building magazine collection

Just some of the robots that will be in the Vectis auction in March 2016. Image courtesy Vectus

Robots on the march — Vectis tinplate toys auction announced, includes Flash Gordon rarity

Next month, on Tuesday 15th March, Vectis Auctions will present an ‘Out of this World’ collection of robots, space vehicles, flying saucers and rockets — almost 1000 pieces of tinplate, metal and plastic pieces from European, Japanese, Asian and American manufacturers, including a rare Flash Gordon-related item. The catalogue for this auction hasn’t been published yet, but theContinue reading Robots on the march — Vectis tinplate toys auction announced, includes Flash Gordon rarity

Palitoy Action Man boxed Bullet Man No. 34081. Image: Vectis

Is it A Bird? Is it A Plane? No, it’s… Action Man?

  Palitoy’s Action Man doll – a licensed version of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe which was launched in 1966 – went through a lot of permutations down the years, most of them armed services related. But in the late 1970s, the range added some new dolls, including Atomic Man, a figure inspired by television’s Six Million Dollar Man,Continue reading Is it A Bird? Is it A Plane? No, it’s… Action Man?