For anyone clinging on to their inner child, Mitchell's Auction House is the place to be next week

A total of 500 lots will go under the hammer in the company's vintage and antique toy auction.

Among the lots will be  private collections of Charlie Bears and 00 gauge locomotives.

Times and Star: Sasha, a 09s girl worth £400 to £500Sasha, a 09s girl worth £400 to £500

The most valuable lot in the sale is expected to be a late 1960s Sasha girl doll, with no philtrum, blonde hair, and wearing a brown dress which has an auction estimate of £400-£600.  Other dolls for sale include a Barbie & Midge Travel Pals case, with four vinyl dolls and clothing with an estimate of £50-£80 and two 1960s Sindy and Paul dolls, with 'Made in Hong Kong to the back of their heads, also with an estimate of £50-£80.
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A large number of Charlie Bears from a private collection are up for auction including two mother and baby bears 'Grizelle' and 'Grace' which are expected to make £80-£120.  Other bears for sale are a 1950s Schuco Tricky 'Yes/No' teddy bear, with tail operating head mechanism, which has an estimate of £150-£200 and a Bear Bits artist's teddy bear named Orion, modeled as a black bear with a brown muzzle, which should make £50-£80.
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The sale features a large private collection of 00 gauge model locomotives including a Hornby 00 gauge super detail EWS diesel electric Class 08 'Andy Bower' locomotive with an estimate of £50-£80 and a Hornby 00 gauge 'Serco' rail test train pack R2437, comprising red/black livery 'Isle of Iona' locomotive, test wagon, and coaches which are expected to make £80-£120.  A live 1.5in gauge steam locomotive and six-wheel tender has an estimate of £150-£250
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Other notable lots include a German tinplate fire engine and fire station by Johann Distler, with JDN trademark, which should make £100-£150.  Also for sale are two Britains Racing Colours lead jockeys and horses, including Sir Winston Churchill racing colours, which have an estimate of £50-£80 for the pair. 


A collection of approximately 40 ‘The Incredible Hulk’ themed comics, including Marvel Comics Group and Rampage Magazine, should sell for £40-£60.  Also for sale is a Tricks Co. Ltd. multiple watch production magic trick set, together with a wooden open front production box for revealing rabbits or doves which could make £30-£50. 

 Lots will be on view in the Cockermouth saleroom on Wednesday, August 3 from 10am to 7pm and throughout the sale which is on Thursday.

  Anyone requiring further information about lots featured in the sale should contact Auctioneer and Toy Specialist Ewan Duff on 01900 827800.