Vectis auctions will be offering The Best Britains Reference Collection you are ever likely to see. The Nils Fischer Collection from Sweden contains some extremely rare and unique prototypes and limited editions.
 
The collection spans from vintage Britains through to modern issues and consists of thousands of models, figures, gift sets, displays, trade boxes, trade cards, paint samples, original wax armatures and moulds, advertising material and drawings, many from the Britains Archive Collection sold in 1994.

Rare highlights from the sale include a Massey Ferguson 2680 tractor in a trial colour dating from around 1989/90, normally seen in red and grey, and a pre-production yellow Fordson Tractor with spud rear wheels, c.1961 – a model never produced in this colour (it is usually found in blue - see picture above).
 
The sale will take place over two days Tuesday and Wednesday 29th and 30th March 2011 at Thornaby, Stockton on Tees. There will be a full colour printed catalogue available in early March, and the four day sale is also available on the Vectis website, at www.vectis.co.uk.