This Johann Hess tinplate toy ‘Boy on a Toboggan’ will carry an estimate of £150-250 at Astons in November.

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The World of Toys collection, located in Arne, near Wareham, was put together over many years by Bryan and Iris Etches and run with a tearoom by current owners Joyce and Vassel Kosinski until it closed in 2008.

Dudley, West Midlands, auctioneers Astons will conduct the sale which includes a fine collection of Lehmann tinplate, most of it purchased at Christie's, an exceptional group of pre-War Britains military vehicles, a collection of Victorian and Edwardian dolls and in the region of 20 vintage arcade machines of various periods.

The auctioneers, who are currently undertaking a mammoth cataloguing task, expect the one-day sale on November 8 to bring in excess of £100,000.

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