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On June 21 in Newbury, Special Auction Services will offer a single-owner collection of diecast toys. Valued at around £50,000, the group comprises toys from a variety of countries including Sweden, USA, Italy and Argentina.

Pictured here is a promotional French (CIJ No 3/60) Renault 1000kg ‘Primisteres’ van in pale green and cream. It has a few small retouches and is estimated at £200-300.

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An original psychedelic poster of Bob Dylan by Milton Glaser (b.1929) is one of the highlights in Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia sale in Knightsbridge on June 28.

The popular image first appeared as an insert in the 1967 Columbia album, Greatest Hits. It was created by Push Pin Studios, of which Milton Glaser was a founder member.

This 22in x 2ft 9in (56 x 84cm) example is estimated at £300-500.


This Victorian bosun’s whistle will feature among an array of maritime lots in David Duggleby’s June 17 sale in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Hallmarked for Hilliard and Thomason, Chester 1897, it is estimated at £150-200. With its high pitch, the bosun’s whistle (or the boatswain’s call) was historically used to pass commands to the crew when the voice could not be heard over the sounds of the sea.


This study of a male head in pen and ink, attributed to the English portrait painter George Romney (1734-1802), is included in Bishop & Miller’s sale in Stowmarket, Suffolk, on June 17.

A note written in pencil to the reverse states that the 8 x 5½in (20 x 14cm) work was found in an old sketch book at Whitestock Hall in Lancashire, the home of Romney’s descendants.

Estimate £200-300.

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