A massive collection of hundreds of rare antique toys is set to fetch up to £90,000 when it goes under the hammer at auction next week.

The house contents of smallholder Joan Dunk from London's famous Portobello Road Antique Market is being auctioned off by Special Auction Services in Newsbury, Berkshire during a two-day sale starting on Tuesday 9 June.

Mrs Dunk's London home was packed from floor to ceiling with old teddy bears which she began collecting in 1965.

They included a Steiff cinnamon centre-seam teddy from 1908 that is now estimated to be worth as much as £4,000.

A Tipp & Co ‘Silver Queen’ clockwork tinplate charabanc from the 1930s
A Tipp & Co ‘Silver Queen’ clockwork tinplate charabanc from the 1930s

The extensive toy collection of Mrs Dunk, who died last year aged 89, includes a Bing clockwork teddy bear with tinplate ball that carries an estimate of £700 to £1,000.

An 1860s Grodnerthal wooden doll is expected to fetch up to £1,000.

The shelves of her living room were filled with clockwork toys while shallow wall mounted display cabinets showed off with lead toy figures including Felix the Cat amongst other comic characters.

A Kuramochi celluloid clockwork Circus Elephant from the 1930s
A Kuramochi celluloid clockwork Circus Elephant from the 1930s
A Fernand Martin La Casseuse D’Assiettes from 1912 or 1913
A Fernand Martin La Casseuse D’Assiettes from 1912 or 1913

Some of the of the highlights going under the hammer include a 1930s Tipp & Co 'Silver Queen' clockwork tinplate charabanc worth £200 to 300, a rare 1930s Chad Valley Ooloo the cat and girlfriend of Bonzo the dog worth between £300 and £500.

Daniel Agnew, the auction house's toys and dolls specialist, said: "The excitement about this auction is reaching a crescendo.

A rare early Steiff cinnamon mohair teddy bear from 1908
A rare early Steiff cinnamon mohair teddy bear from 1908
A rare George Tinworth for Doulton Lambeth ‘Play Goers’ mice at a Punch and Judy booth, 1880s
A rare George Tinworth for Doulton Lambeth ‘Play Goers’ mice at a Punch and Judy booth, 1880s

"It is rare to see a collection of such desirable and eclectic items that are fresh to the market and accumulated by such an expert eye.

"Collectors have been stuck at home for the last few months and they are desperate to buy themselves new treasures, so I anticipate frenzied bidding over the two days."

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In addition to teddy bears and toys, the first day of the auction will include dolls, dolls' houses, cake decorations and more.

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