Among collection of 28 German tinplate clockwork toys on offer at Bourne End Auctions on October 4, this Ski Rolf figure sold for £1600.

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Top-seller was a Ski Rolf figure, above, one of 18 Lehmann figures in the Buckinghamshire sale. Produced c.1929, the 7½in (19cm) tall design is one of the illustrious factory’s rarer figures and, against an estimate of £600-1000, sold to a collector at £1600.