Every November, avid collectors of aero model engines descend on Gildings to bid on micro-engineering masterpieces. Formerly held as stand-alone auctions, aero engines, model kits, and modelling tools are now incorporated into a sale of scale model railways and other modelling material, alongside toys and memorabilia. This dedicated area of the November auction is often compiled from key and prominent collections of aero engines, alongside smaller consignments from private vendors looking to evolve their own collections. Depending on consignment numbers, aero model material may be offered in similar auctions throughout the year. Register your interest in this field of collecting to be kept informed of relevant auctions being held at Gildings.
Historically the annual auction of Aero Model Engines is held in the first week of November, and this tradition will remain as aero model engines are incorporated into our Toy, Memorabilia, and Scale Model Railway department. The auctions can be viewed at our saleroom in Leicestershire, with easy transport links via road and rail. If buyers are unable to attend the auction, they can bid online, via the telephone, or leave an absentee bid.
If you would like to be kept informed of our Aero Model Engine auction and events, sign-up to our dedicated newsletter. We’ll alert you to upcoming auctions, consignment closing dates, and other Aero model-related news and valuation days. Or if you’re looking for something specific, create an account and set up a Lot Alert - we’ll send you a notification of anything meeting your criteria coming up for auction with us.
If you have aero model engines, kits, or related material you would like valued for auction it couldn’t be easier. You can submit an enquiry via our Valuations Form where you can upload images and details of your items.
Often in this area of collecting, collections tend to be quite sizeable. It is often best to Contact Us and let our consultant speak with you to discuss your needs. It may be an initial home visit is best to understand the nature of the Collection.
Gildings can also provide professional valuations of aero model engines, for insurance or probate purposes. As a professional valuation there would be a charge for this service. Please contact us to discuss further.