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A 19th century doll with bisque head and limbs and original silk and cotton clothes, was unidentified as to maker in the catalogue and pitched at £50-80. It had some minor repairs and damage (her left foot carried a substantial chip) but sold to a Somerset collector at £1150.

The 12½in (31cm) tall Japanese KO Mighty Robot was an example of the popular battery operated toy with flashing lights and spinning arms made by Yoshiya in the 1960s.

Combining both plastic and tinplate elements, the simple bump-and-go action features an illuminated head and swinging arms.

Tamlyns’ toy came in its original box but lacked its base panel and one arm had been repaired. Nevertheless, the £20-30 estimate was demolished when sold at £500.

Another version of this toy in reasonable condition took £750 at a Vectis specialist sale in 2011.