All boxed up and ready to be sold to the highest bidder, a collection of yesteryear toys, including more than 500 dolls, and clothing, has been attracting interest from around the world.
But today members of the public were doing their best to spot a bargain before the start of the auction tomorrow.
The collection is the life work of Vina Cooke. It has been on display at the Museum of Dolls and Bygone Childhood here in four rooms of the family home at the Old Rectory in Cromwell in Nottinghamshire for 20 years. Mrs Cooke, who died last year, began collecting when she herself was just a little girl.
Taking the decision to sell has been a difficult one for the family and for Mrs Cooke's husband Charles who now wants to set up a smaller museum in a smaller premise.
As well as her love for toys and dolls, Vina also had a passion for clothing and costumes. This high society wedding dress for example is around 100 hundred years old, it's lot number one and could fetch several hundred pounds.
In total the collection has been valued up to £70,000 And after this week's Royal baby news, this doll of none other baby Prince William must surely ha ve great expectations attached to its price tag.