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Britains Naval Display set – £4600 at Cheffins.

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Set 1648, titled British Naval Display, comprises 51 pieces including a Royal Navy Landing Party (with gun and limber), a Royal Marines band and additional figure in both blue and white livery. It is housed in a Original Types of the Royal Navy Box.

Only a handful of these are known. When US firm Old Toy Soldier Auctions sold a pristine set (with figures still tied in to the card box) for $16,000 in 2015 it was thought to be the only example known.

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Britains Naval Display set – £4600 at Cheffins.

The example at Cheffins on February 11 was not in this condition but most elements and the box had survived intact. It was estimated at just £100-150 but was competed to £4600.