Vectis Auctions is the largest specialist toy auctioneer in the world. Established in 1988, it has two locations in the UK and serves customers and collectors in over 60 countries around the world. Vectis conducts more than 50 auctions a year, and in 2014, hosted 60 live online auctions as a platinum auction house on Invaluable.com.
Vectis Auctions often achieves record-breaking prices for toys, such as the recent sale of a set of pre-war model delivery vans, manufactured by Dinky Toys, for £34,000. They have also conducted the sale of other types of collectibles and memorabilia, including iconic pop culture items, such as the Monty Python foot for £16,800, a set of late-1990s Star Wars figures for £10,000, and a rare collectible Star Wars medical droid for £7,000.
This is a specialised auction house, dealing primarily in collectable toys, particularly rare and antique toys and collectibles. Sale categories include: model trains, dolls, diecast, board games and comics. Collectors often seek out Vectis for especially rare and desirable brands such as Corgi, Matchbox, Steiff, Star Wars, and Marklin.
Vectis conducts around five auctions per month with 700 lots per auction day, and has sold more than £75,000,000 worth of toys since 1997. The auction house has 33 staff members, including eight dedicated toy specialists with an extensive knowledge of toys.