Christie's Auction of Trix

The Matthewman Collection, comprising a large number of TTR items, was sold at Christie's in London in 1999. Tony Matthewman, a well-known Trix collector and expert, was the author of 'The History of Trix Model Railways' published by New Cavendish books. Photos below courtesy of Christie's.

Christies BR 040 set

Christies Breakdown set

 

1. BR Blue 0-4-0 passenger set, probably dating from 1951. Several unused sets in original packing were on sale.

 

2. Breakdown set from the late 1950's. Ruston Hornsby diesel shunter, Crane Truck set, two plastic 3-plank wagons, and the rare Engineers Department coach.
 

Christies cabinet 1

3. Glass cabinet with a dozen sets on display.

Christies cabinet 2

4. Several Scotsman locos, including blue and green British Railways livery.

Christies Green Compound loco

5. Rare BR green Compound 4-4-0 AC loco, behind LNER green Pytchley and black LMS Compound.
 

Christies LMS set

6. Uncommon small-box set, with LMS 0-4-0 and goods wagons.

Christies LNER goods set

7. LNER small-box set, oddly with green passenger loco and goods wagons.
 

Christies London Transport loco

8. London Transport loco, only produced for a short period pre-war. The loco is based on the German Trix Express electric loco.
 

Christies lot a

9. Many lots were a mixture of wagons or coaches. Late DC rolling stock on the left, pre-war items on the right.

Christies lot b

10. LNER loco and wagons on the left, LNER and BR on the right.

Christies lot c

11. LMS locos, wagons, and coaches, including 4-wheel pre-war Suburbans. 
 

Christies lot d

12. Late plastic rolling stock, including Liliput boxed.

Christies Princess set

13. Princess set (only produced pre-war) in reproduction TTR Bassett-Lowke Scale Models presentation case.
 

Christies Scotsman set

14. LNER Scotsman set in original presentation case.

Christies Wagon display

15. Special dealer's display unit, designed to show off the range of Trix wagons in a shop.

 

All of the lots sold were part of the late
Tony Matthewman's extensive collection.

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