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Medals belonging to a WWI hero are going up for auction. Lance Corporal Norman Brown's grandson, Geoff, will say goodbye to the family medals at Anderson & Garland in Newcastle.
Lance Corporal Brown was a member of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) and from Stockton. He served with the Fifth Battalion of the DLI from the outbreak of war in 1914 until 1922.
An 89-year-old woman is selling 30 dolls houses at auction.
She has spent decades collecting them, and travelled the world doing so.
en houses were sold today for £1,055.
The rest go under the hammer at Anderson and Garland in a fortnight.
A collection of model kits that was found at a house in South Shields has been sold at auction. The items sold for a total of £8,800.Read the full story ›
A collection of airfix model kits have been put up for auction in Newcastle, fetching just under £9,000. The collection, was discovered in a house in South Shields and thought to be one of the largest of its kind.
It had been collected over decades, £6,000 was the expected maximum selling price, but they sold for £8,800.
A collection of more than 1,200 model kits - many of them vintage Airfix - are to be sold today in the biggest auction of its kind.
The vintage plastic and metal models are expected to fetch in excess of £6,000 at the Anderson and Garland sale in Newcastle.
"This is an unusually large collection of Airfix model kits. The fact that the kits are in untouched condition substantially increases their appeal."
Model enthusiasts from far and wide are expected to bid for the kits which have been collected over decades by an engineer who worked at Tyne Dock in South Shields. The kits include aircraft, cars, bikes and military vehicles. They were popular from the Second World War onwards.
"You can't buy this kind of kit any more - the metal and plastic are of such good quality."