Trains right on time at Charterhouse

A large collection of model trains entered into the Charterhouse sale of collector’s items on Friday 14th December are expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

“Our collector’s auctions are always interesting and fun.” Commented George Holtby. “There is such a variety of lots including coins, medals, stamps with model cars and trains for which the market remains very strong resulting in great prices.”

The collection of model trains was amassed by its Dorset owner over many years. Sadly he passed away earlier on this year and Charterhouse were instructed to remove the models from the property and clear the remaining items.

Although most of the models were kept in the property, it was the garden shed which housed a large train track layout where the locomotives and coaches were run on a regular basis.

There are about 150 model Hornby, Bachmann and other model trains along with trackside buildings and accessories in the collection. Many are still in their original boxes, some of which are estimated at £100 each, through to smaller locos which have been enjoyed over the years in various lots estimated from £50.

Charterhouse are now accepting further entries into this auction of collector’s items with musical instruments on Friday 14th December, and for their two day auction in January of pictures, books and maps followed by automobilia, Beswick, Antiques and Interiors.

To enter items into this auction, contact George Holtby and the team of specialists at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email info@charterhouse-auction.com to arrange a home visit.

Charterhouse are also accepting entries for their auction of classic & vintage motorcycles on 3rd February followed by classic and vintage cars on Sunday 10th February, please contact Matthew Whitney at Charterhouse for details.
Captions:
George Holtby some of the model trains, estimated to sell for thousands of pounds, in the Charterhouse collectors auction on Friday 14th December
Line up of Hornby and Bachmann locomotives waiting to be sold by Charterhouse on Friday 14th December