In a remarkable nod to the golden age of toys, a 1930s Wells Brimtoy Disney Mickey Mouse Circus Train set found its way into the hearts and wallets of vintage toy enthusiasts at Bourne End Auction Rooms this September. The quaint ensemble, bearing a touch of whimsy and a dash of nostalgia, was auctioned off for a modest £160.
A nostalgic piece reflecting the era of simple yet charming toys, the set is a delightful relic of a bygone age where Disney characters began capturing hearts globally. The tinplate clockwork 0-4-0 locomotive is tastefully adorned in a classic black and silver attire with a smattering of red details that echo the cheerful persona of Disney’s legendary character, Mickey Mouse.
Accompanying the locomotive is a red tender, housing a Mickey Mouse Stoker figure tirelessly shoveling coal to keep the imaginary journey chugging along. The train set also comes with a red and yellow ‘Circus Dining Car’ coach, adorned with prints of jovial Disney characters, a minuscule yet enchanting world encased in vintage tinplate craftsmanship.
Adding a touch of authenticity and rarity, this well-preserved set is housed in its original cardboard box, a packaging that has cradled the vintage marvel through the sands of time. As this Mickey Mouse Circus Train set found a new home, the echoes of its tinplate wheels against the pretend tracks, and the whimsical smile of Mickey as the stoker continue to remind us of the sweet, simple, and imaginative joys of yesteryears.
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