There is nothing small about The Jack Little Toy Collection at ALLBIDS Online Auctions.
A child of the depression years, as a boy Jack did not have many toys. He sure made up for that later in life. His collection, amassed over many years, filled his modest Melbourne home. Every room was a shrine to childish play, except one.
“The only place I don’t have toys is in the bathroom” said Jack in a 2015 interview with ABC. “I’ve got them under my bed and everything. I have got a couple of Thousand. Or more.” He went on.
In fact, the Jack Little toy collection numbered well over 2000 toys ranging from Australian pressed metal toys, model trains of all ages, all scales and gauges, model yachts, Meccano and it’s Australian counterparts Ezi-Bilt, Victory and others.
Transport features heavily, boats, trains, cars and trucks as well as early tinplate money boxes, toy tea sets, cooking and baking sets, telephones, washing machines, musical Instruments and toy animals.
Before Jack passed away last year at 99 years of age, he bequeathed a selection of his collection to the Museum of Victoria. “I’ve paid $2000 for a toy. I have never sold any toys at all. None of it is for sale. It is going to be given to the Museum. They’ve got first choice.” he said back in 2015. The Museum was very particular about the items that they chose.
Once the Museum of Victoria had its bequest, Jack’s family had the task of finding homes for the greater portion remaining of the collection. After an extensive search, some frustration and at last a trusted recommendation to speak to ALLBIDS, Auction House Jack’s Family decided to take the collection to Auction.
This will allow the greatest number of toy collectors across Australia and the World the opportunity to own a special item from Jack’s collection.
Many of these toys are so unique and rare that they almost never come on the market, let alone in such quantity all in the same place.
To facilitate the sale ALLBIDS Online Auctions will be holding a monthly Auction, breaking down the collection by type. Our next Auction will include a great selection of Model Trains from Jack's Collection and will close on the 15th June 2022.
ALLBIDS would like to thank Jack’s Family for the trust shown to us and the honor of being a part of the story of Jack Little and his wonderful toy collection.
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