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Investment Rarities - The Jim Cook Toy Soldier Collection -- Auction 23 -- Saturday October 17, 2015

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1 Britains Set No. 1 18 in. Heavy Howitzer Pre War. In Original Box. With complete instructions and in rare gun metal blue finish. Proclaims to shoot 12 feet. 1 Piece and shells Condition Figure Pristine. Condition Box Pristine. $275 - $350 700
 
2 Extremely Rare Boer War Supply Column Pre War. One of two known examples to be originally boxed. This complete matching set represents the pinnacle for Britains collectors. Circa 1901. 23 Pieces; Including 6 original Army Service Corps Ammunition Boxes. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Good; With water staining and some glue repairs. $12000 - $14000 19000
 
3 Britains Set #9 Rifle Brigade Pre War. Tied in Original Box. Box Packs. In Original Campaign Box. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. Provenance Bill Miele Collection. $700 - $900 500
 
4 Britains Set #25 Soldiers that will Shoot Pre War. In Original Partition Box. These figures actually will fire thin wires. Very early Circa 1893. 4 Pieces. Provenance The Ed Ruby Collection pictured on plate 20 'Great Book of Britains' page 23. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent; With split corners, lid missing one end. Label is crisp. Provenance Ed Ruby Collection. $2500 - $3500 8000
 
5 Britains Set #30 Drums & Bugles of the Line 1st Version Circa 1895. In Original Slotted Base Box. Round based. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $800 - $1200 2100
 
6 Britains Set #35 Royal Marines 1st Version The Valise Packs. Circa 1897. Tied in Original Printers Label Box. A beautiful example of this set. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $1200 - $1800 2100
 
7 Britains Set #21 British Army Display Pre War 1st Version Circa 1905. Tied in Original Types of the British Army Box. This 4 row set contains 1st Life Guards, East Kent Regiment, 11th Hussars with short carbines and West India Regiment with Rare Dismounted Officer. A beautiful 30 piece display. Condition Figures Very Good; Missing one bayonet. Condition Box Excellent. $4500 - $6500 3600
 
8 Britains Set #29 Presentation Box- British Army Circa 1905 Display. Contains 1st Life Guards, 3rd Hussars, 9th Lancers, Royal West Surrey and Mule Mountain Battery. This 41 piece display is one of the ultimate early display sets. We have never seen another 1st Version #29. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good; With some missing edge sections. Provenance Bill Miele Collection. $7500 - $9500 5500
 
9 Britains Set #37 Band of the Coldstream Guard Pre War. Originally Tied in Types of the World's Armies Box. 21 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $800 - $1200 750
 
10 Britains Set #62 1st Bengal Cavalry Pre War. Tied in Original Sons of the Empire Box. 10 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Pristine. $1200 - $1800 1700
 
11 Britains Set #65 Russian Cavalry & Infantry Pre War. Originally Tied in Armies of the World Box. 13 Pieces. Condition Figures near Mint. Condition Box Excellent; With small tape mark. $1200 - $1800 1300
 
12 Britains Set #72 Life Guards Past & Present Queen's Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Set. Circa 1897. In Original Partioned Box. This is the finest example of the set known. Made available for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It depicts Life Guards in their 1837 and 1897 uniforms. All tin swords and matching without repair. 12 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. Provenance Bill Miele Collection. $12000 - $15000 17000
 
13 Britains Set #73 British Army Display 1st Version. Circa 1905. In Original Partioned Two-Tier Wooden Box. One of the most sought after sets. 1st Version Heavy Horse Collars. Condition Figures Very Good; A couple split arm loops, 3 helmet spikes missing on Band of the Line. Condition Box Excellent. Provenance Bill Miele Collection. $9000 - $12000 11000
 
14 Britains Set #98 King's Royal Rifle Corps Tied in Original Campaign Box. 1st Version Pigeon Chested. Circa 1899. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Pristine. $2500 - $3500 2700
 
15 Britains Set #104 City Imperial Volunteers 1st Version. 10 Pieces. Circa 1900. Tied in Original C. I. V. Box. Figures with dark olive tunics and pants. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $1200 - $1800 3100
 
16 Britains Set #104 City Imperial Volunteers Pre War. Tied in Original C. I. V. Box. Figures with light brown uniforms. Last Version. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $800 - $1200 950
 
17 Britains Set #118 Gordon Highlanders Pre War. Tied in Original Whisstock Box. Legs together. 10 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $400 - $600 1000
 
18 Britains Set #129 British Army Cavalry Display Pre War. Tied in Original Two-Tier 10 Row Types of the British Army Box. A fabulous 70 piece display that contains each of the 5 cavalry types of the British Army; 1st Dragoon Guards, 5th Dragoon Guards, 12th Lancers, Scots Greys and 11th Hussars. Condition Figures Pristine; Missing one lance tip. Condition Box Very Good. $5000 - $7000 7500
 
19 Britains Set #130 Scots Guards Display Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the British Army Box. The largest set comprised solely of infantry. There are 118 guardsmen in this wonderful two-tiered box. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Very Good; Lid missing edges, watermarks and staining. $5000 - $7000 7000
 
20 Britains Set #114 Cameron Highlanders Pre War. Tied in Original Whisstock Box. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $200 - $300 300
 
21 Britains Set #134 Japanese Infantry Pre War. Tied in Original 1904 Box. An early example. Light blue tunics. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent; Chip to one knee. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 900
 
22 Britains Set #156 Royal Irish Regiment Pre War. Tied in Original Campaign Label Box. Early version with legs together. 10 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $500 - $700 800
 
23 Britains Set #212 The Royal Scots Pre War. In Original Whisstock Box with slotted base card. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Near Mint. $350 - $450 250
 
24 Britains Set #228 U. S. Marines Pre War. In Original Whisstock Box with slotted base card. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $250 - $350 325
 
25 Britains Set #241 Chinese Infantry Pre War. With slotted base card in Original Box. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Pristine. $400 - $600 700
 
26 Britains Set #44 2nd Dragoon Guards Pre War. Tied in Original Whisstock Box. 5 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $300 - $500 300
 
27 Britains Set #94 21st Lancers Pre War. Tied in Original Flowers Box. Light tan tunics. 5 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 850
 
28 Britains Set #153 Prussian Hussars Pre War. With slotted backing card in Original Box. 5 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $400 - $600 750
 
29 Britains Set #182 11th Hussars Pre War. In Original Whisstock Box. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $250 - $350 190
 
30 Britains Set #200 Motor Cycle Corps Pre War. Tied in Original Box. 4 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Pristine. $400 - $600 750
 
31 Britains Set #188 A Zulu Kraal Pre War. In Original Whisstock Box. Realistically displayed native village. Contains rare metal kraals. 11 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent; Some denting and splitting to kraals. Condition Box Very Good; With some tape repair and splitting to edges, but label is crisp. $2800 - $3800 5500
 
32 Britains Set #145A Royal Army Medical Corps Pre War. In Original Box. Active Service Dress. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Very Good; Chipping to legs. Condition Box Very Good; With slight warping and wear. $400 - $600 750
 
33 Britains Set #146 Army Service Corps Pre War. In Original Box. 1st Version with Heavy Collar Harness. 5 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good. $500 - $700 550
 
34 Britains Set #144A Royal Field Artillery Pre War. In Original Box. Service Dress Uniforms with Heavy Horse Collars and Rear Seating Gunners including Officer with Outstretched Sword. An exceptionally fine example of this set. 13 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Very Good. $1800 - $2400 2200
 
35 Britains Set #318 Royal Horse Artillery Pre War. Tied in Original Box. Review Order at the Halt. A very rare set. 17 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good. $3500 - $5500 3000
 
36 Britains Set #211 18 Inch Heavy Horse Howitzer Pre War. In Original Box. One of the most desirable of all Britains sets. Forest green cassion and howitzer. 12 Pieces. Condition Figures Very Good; Missing 1 helmet spike, retains loader and shells. Condition Box Very Good; Missing some edging on lid. $2500 - $3500 3500
 
37 Britains Set #233 Types of the US Army Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the USA Forces Box. A wonderful display of US Cavalry, Infantry, Marines and West Point Cadets. 29 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Pristine. Provenance Bill Miele Collection; Tim Ilyinsky Collection in protective leather box. $3500 - $4500 6500
 
38 Britains Display Set #324 Types of the US Army Pre War. Tied in Original Types of USA Forces Box. Terrific two tier display of the US Army including Infantry, Cavalry, Marines, Artillery and Officers. I do not know of another example of this set. Provenance Bill Miele Collection. 81 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine; One cadet missing plume. Condition Box Very Good; Nice label, but missing most edging to lid. $4000 - $6000 6000
 
39 Britains Set #193 Arabs of the Desert on Camels Pre War. Tied in Original Box. Terrific coloring for this early example. 6 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $1200 - $1800 1600
 
40 Britains Set #123 Bikanir Corps Pre War. In Original Partitioned Box. 1st Version wire tailed. 6 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $500 - $700 800
 
41 Britains Set #224 Arabs of the Desert Display Post War. Originally Tied in ROAN Box. 11 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $300 - $500 475
 
42 Britains Set #435 US Round Winged Monoplane Pre War. In Original Hangar Box. 2 Pieces. Condition Figures Very Good; Discoloration to rondells and missing drag hook. Condition Box Excellent. $1000 - $1500 1700
 
43 Britains Set #436 US Monoplane with Aircraftsman Pre War. In Original Hangar Box. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $2500 - $3500 2900
 
44 Britains Set #1392 Civilian Autogiro Pre War. Tied in Original Display Box. A wonderful early Britains airplane depicting an aircraft which was actually used to deliver mail in the Philadelphia area. 2 Pieces. Condition Figure Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $3500 - $4500 5500
 
45 Britains Set #252 Indian Army Display Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the British Army Box. 3rd Madras Cavalry and 1st Madras Native Infantry. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $500 - $700 1600
 
46 Britains Set #460 Scots Guards Color Party Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the World's Armies Box. Tin Flags. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Very Good; With tape marks. $300 - $500 600
 
47 Britains Set #215 French Infantry Pre War. Tied in Original Box. Horizon blue uniforms. 14 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 800
 
48 Britains Set #427 French Army Display Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the World's Armies Box. A very rare set in a late Pre War production green box. 13 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $800 - $1200 950
 
49 Britains Set #4Z Zoological Display A Rare two-level Pre War version of this set displaying the animals of Africa. In Original Box. 24 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent; With some edging missing and splits. $1800 - $2400 2700
 
50 Benbros Robin Hood & His Merrymen Post War. In Original Box. 14 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent; No tie card. $800 - $1200 1900
 
51 JohillCo Set #356 Pirate Display Post War. Originally Tied in Original Box. 28 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $3000 - $4000 2900
 
52 JohillCo Quo Valdis Post War. Originally Tied in Original Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Box. Distributed for the 1951 Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr film. 19 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Very Good; With some water marks and edge splits. $800 - $1200 750
 
53 Cherilea Space Set Post War. Originally Tied in Original Box. Retains all space helmets. 14 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $1500 - $2500 2500
 
54 Cherilea Ballerina Set Post War. Originally Tied in Original Box. 10 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $1200 - $1800 1500
 
55 JohillCo Set #118 Canadian Mounties Post War. Originally Tied in Original Box. 11 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Very Good; With edge splitting. $1600 - $2000 300
 
56 Britains Set #234 The Britains Hunt Post War. Originally Tied in Original Box. 18 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Very Good; With corner splits. $250 - $350 450
 
57 Britains Famous Football Teams Middlesbrough Pre War. Originally Tied in Original Box. 18 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $2000 - $3000 3600
 
58 Lineol 80mm German Infantry on Parade Pre War. Unboxed. 21 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $200 - $300 300
 
59 Lineol Horse Drawn US Ambulance Pre War. Small scale. Unboxed. 5 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine; Missing one driver. $150 - $250 300
 
60 Barclay Wild West Dimestore Assortment Pre War. Unboxed. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $40 - $60 140
 
61 Barclay Jockeys and Santa on Skis Post War. Unboxed. 3 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $30 - $50 100
 
62 Barclay Dimestore Assorted Infantry Pre War. Unboxed. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $100 - $200 180
 
63 Barclay Dimestore Assorted Gunners Pre War/ Post War. Unboxed. 10 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $80 - $120 170
 
64 Manoil Dimestore Assorted WWI Infantry Pre War. Unboxed. 9 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $120 - $180 200
 
65 Manoil Dimestore Assorted Infantry Pre War. Unboxed. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. $60 - $100 130
 
66 Britains Set #1265 18 Inch Howitzer For Garrison Duty. Pre War. In Original Box with all internal packing, shells and firing mechanism. 1 Piece. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Near Mint. $350 - $450 650
 
67 Britains Set #1330 General Service Wagon Post War. In Original Box. Review order at the gallop. 2 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $300 - $400 250
 
68 Britains Set #1332 Girl Guides Pre War. Tied in Original Box. A very rare Britains set containing 8 girl guides with guider. 9 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $2200 - $2800 6500
 
69 Britains Set #1290 British Band of the Line Pre War. Tied in Original Armies of the World Box. With peaked caps and mustaches. 12 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 1100
 
70 Britains Set #1527 Royal Air Force Band Pre War. Tied in Original Armies of the World Box. 12 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 600
 
71 Britains Set #1287 Full British Military Band Pre War. Tied in Original Whisstock Box. With mustaches. 21 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent; Missing some edging. $800 - $1200 1500
 
72 Britains Set #1288 Full Band of Royal Marines Pre War. Originally tied in Armies of the World Box. 21 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent; With tape over end label. $800 - $1200 1400
 
73 Britains Set #1300 Medical Display Set Pre War. Tied in Original Two-Tiered and Partitioned Whisstock Box. An extremely rare set containing Royal Army Medical Wagon and General Service Wagon along with complete compliment of Doctors, Nurses, and Patients. Also includes tent and trees. To my knowledge the only known example of this boxed set. 41 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $5500 - $7500 7500
 
74 Britains Set #1350 British Display Set Pre War. Tied in Original Two-Tiered Armies of the World Box. A 64 piece set containing Gordon Highlanders, Scots Greys, Scots Guards, Cameron Highlanders, The Royal Scots, The Lifeguards and the 11th Hussars. Circa 1935. 64 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Very Good; With repairs to lid. $5000 - $7000 5500
 
75 Britains Set #1254 Royal Pontoon Section Pre War. In Original Whisstock Box. With peaked cap and mustaches. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 1500
 
76 Very Rare Britains Set #1373 US Army Pontoon Pre War. In Original Box. Very limited production. Brown belts, peaked caps. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good; Missing some edge section. $3500 - $5500 2600
 
77 Rare Britains Set #1339 Steel Helmeted Artillery Pre War. Tied in Original Box. One of the rarest and most desirable of the Britains gun teams. This steel helmeted at the gallop version was only produced 1940 and 1941. 13 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good; With edge splitting. $5000 - $7000 4700
 
78 Britains Set #1368 Italian Display Set Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the World's Armies Box. 13 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Very Good; Splits to edging. $600 - $800 1500
 
79 Britains Set #1434 Abyssinian Army Display Pre War. Tied in Original Whisstock Box. 16 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $600 - $800 1400
 
80 Britains Set #1258 Knights and Squires Pre War. Tied in Original Box. 6 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good; With edge splits. $250 - $350 425
 
81 Britains Set #1308 Knights of the Middle Ages Pre War. Tied in Original Box. Very rare wartime production green box. 11 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $400 - $600 750
 
82 Britains Set #1407 Modern Army Presentation Box Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the World's Armies Box. A beautiful display of 72 modern army khaki pieces. Includes very rare steel helmeted lancers. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent; Missing one box top edge. $5000 - $7000 4700
 
83 Britains Set #1477 Large Coronation Set Pre War. Tied in Original Box. This set makes up the complete procession for the Opening of Parliament in England. It contains 75 pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $4000 - $6000 3100
 
84 Britains Set #1607 British Army Display Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the World's Armies Box. A 45 piece set containing Scots Greys and Scots Guards. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent; Split corners and light watermark. $3500 - $5500 2200
 
85 Britains Set #1648 Naval Display Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the Royal Navy Box. The only known example of this 51 piece set containing both bluejackets and whitejackets along with a Royal Navy Landing Party. An exceptional Set. Provenance the Bill Miele Collection, The Tim Ilyinsky Collection. With protective leather bound box. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent; With some tape blemish. $6000 - $8000 16000
 
86 Britains Set #1643 Underslung Lorry with AA Gun Pre War. In Original Box. Dark forest green with perfectly matching gun. A very rare set in protective leather bound box. 3 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Pristine. Provenance the Tim Ilyinsky Collection. $1800 - $2400 1400
 
87 Britains Set #1544 Australian Infantry Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the Colonial Army Box. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $300 - $400 375
 
88 Britains Set #1627 US Infantry in Action Pre War. Tied in Original Box. 15 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent; End label has wear. $300 - $500 600
 
89 Britains Set #1903 Indian Mountain Battery Pre War. Tied in Original Types of the World's Armies Box. An extremely rare set. 11 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $4000 - $6000 8500
 
90 Britains Set #1720 Band of the Royal Scots Greys Post War. Originally tied in ROAN Box. 7 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Pristine. $300 - $500 350
 
91 Britains Set #2011 Royal Air Force Display Post War. Originally tied in ROAN Box. 22 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Pristine. $400 - $600 500
 
92 Britains Set #2179 Blackwatch Pipe Band Post War. Originally tied in ROAN Box. 9 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $400 - $600 1400
 
93 Britains Set #9401 Her Majesty's State Coach Post War. Originally tied in Britains Historical Series Box. 10 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Pristine. $250 - $350 250
 
94 Britains Set #1539 Mammoth Circus Post War. Originally tied in Original Box. 26 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Pristine; With corner splits. $1200 - $1600 950
 
95 Charbens Big Show Circus Post War. Tied in Original Circus Tent Box. Extremely rare, the box could be turned into a big top tent; Very often they have been used. 14 Pieces. Condition Figures Pristine. Condition Box Excellent. $1200 - $1600 1500
 
96 Timpo Ranch Set Post War. Originally tied in Original Box. Wonderful graphics. 19 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Pristine; Missing small section of edge. $600 - $800 425
 
97 Crescent Cowboys and Indians Display Post War. Originally tied in Original Box. 21 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Very Good; With visible wear. $250 - $350 130
 
98 Crescent Rodeo Set Post War. Originally tied in Original Box. 11 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Very Good; With edge splits. $250 - $350 250
 
99 JohillCo Set #122 Indians Post War. Originally tied in Original Box. 8 Pieces. Condition Figures Near Mint. Condition Box Excellent. $120 - $180 300
 
100 Britains Set #184 American Cowboys Pre War. Tied in wonderful Fred Whisstock Box. 15 Pieces. Condition Figures Excellent. Condition Box Excellent. $800 - $1200 2200
 

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