Everyone had a favourite toy as a child, which is why they spark such warm memories. As a much-loved part of our lives, toys, trains, teddies and dolls are overflowing with nostalgia - and have blossomed into a much-collected area of antiques.
Hansons is now one of the UK's major auction houses specialising in toys and model trains. Celebrating all kinds of toys, including early wooden dolls and teddy bears, comics and Star Wars figurines, this department has sold some fantastic items.
Highlights include a 19th Century Noah’s Ark, which sold for £1,600, and an early-20th Century Steiff mohair bear, which fetched £4,200.
Model trains are a huge part of our toys and model trains department. With endless customizable features and a large variety of products available, model trains is a vibrant market. They have been produced since the beginning of railroads but weren’t considered a hobby until the 1880s.
Our specialist auctions showcase a diverse range of toys and model trains and offer a wonderful opportunity to uncover something unique, add to your collection or find the perfect item to cherish.
Whether you have a gem in your home or want to save your cherished toys from a lifetime in a box, our auctions are the perfect place to find a new home for your items.
To find out more, or arrange a free valuation, email [email protected]
We hold specialist Toy, Train, Railwayana, Doll and Teddy Auctions throughout the year.