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Selling to Us or Through Us!

We buy and sell only the very finest quality models. We buy outright or sell on commission for collectors. With a turnover of over £1,000,000 per year, we manage everything from individual models to the largest collections worldwide.

Selling Your Collection To Us

For a prompt and trouble-free process from start to finish, read on.

High value items/collections are our speciality!

1) Assessing your collection

Email us with brief details, including condition, with pictures. Telephone for an initial assessment if you prefer! Please click here to contact us. Remember the more details you can include, the more accurate the offer will be. A good tip is to give the model and box a mark out of ten. A 10/10 box will be crisp, clean, complete and bright with no tears.
A 10/10 model will be as good as the day it was made, and complete with all accessories.

2) We will acknowledge receipt of your email and in most cases get back to you with our offer within 48 hours (usually less!).

3) An offer is made in writing, subject to seeing.

4) We can usually arrange to meet at a mutually convenient time and place. We can make a home visit, too! Alternatively, we are happy to receive items through the post, packed carefully and sent either by Recorded or Special Delivery.
For overseas sellers, we will travel for large collections. Smaller collections can be sent to us using Insured postal service or courier.

Why sell to us?

We offer a personal service.
We have been in business since 1984, with a website presence since 2000.
We regularly beat auction prices since we sell to collectors, not dealers, reach a world wide audience and you are not subject to the vagaries of who happens to be at the auction that day.
Remember in many cases, auction houses sell to dealers. We sell to collectors!
No waiting for your payment, which can be in cash, by cheque or bank transfer.

Selling Your Collection Through Us

The QDT commission scheme goes from strength to strength.

Over the last few years we have successfully handled many large, interesting and valuable collections.
We always deliver the results that we promise
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We are currently selling two of the most important Corgi collections in the world:

The Monty Calme landmark Corgi Collection, covering the width and breadth of Corgi models amassed over decades by an exuberant collector. The Monty Calme collection is a truly astonishing gathering of the best of Corgi models and ephemera, including rare and unique pieces and point of sale items. The largest collection we have ever seen.

The New European collection richly evoking the period between the late 1950’s through to the mid 1970’s, this large collection has been lovingly compiled by an enthusiast with particular emphasis on point of sale, including original cabinets and literature, prototypes, promotional items, alongside a high quality collection of individual models and Gift Sets.

In addition to this we are selling models from the 25 year collection. This collector wanted only the best examples, always a discerning buyer of the finest models he could find. After over 25 years, he has now decided to part with items from his own extensive collection.

We are delighted also to be working with a number of regular contributors who are parting with, or thinning out, their collections.

Over 80% of the models that we sell are now part of this scheme. We find that we are attracting ever more interesting and high quality models and therefore many new and serious collectors too!

We take 22.5% of the sale price; there are no hidden extras at all. This means you receive 77.5%. *Percentage is negotiable for individual, high value items.

It is worth noting that we generally achieve higher prices than those at auction and also that, unlike an auction, we market the item until an appropriate buyer is found, as opposed to taking the best price available on one particular day. Also, we do not charge the buyer, (apart from a 10% charge, with a maximum of £100, for auction items) so in fact, a larger percentage of the value of each model comes to you (our sales prices are not depressed by buyer commission).

We can only accept models with a value of £145 or more under this scheme.

Please click here to contact us.

We welcome input from the vendor when we set prices, especially for rarer models. Therefore, as the owner you do not lose control of your items. We never put models into group lots and our buyers value our detailed, multiple pictures and full descriptions. This is a far more personal service for the buyer and indeed the seller too!

You can be assured of complete confidentiality, or your sales can be marketed using your name if preferred.

Typically, for the vendor, we provide an itemised sales document and payment on a monthly basis.

QDT is the trading name of Quality Diecast Toys Limited