By Hugh Clayton
Published: October 22 2004
“When Bryan Goodall retires, the collection of 10,000 toys he has amassed over the past 10 years will form a large part of his pension fund. “It’s going to be a hell of a lot better than the other pensions I’ve got,” says Goodall, managing director of Vectis, the country’s biggest specialist toy auctioneers.
Meccano is a good example of an investment toy now that it is being snapped up by middle-aged men reliving golden boyhood afternoons making working cranes and swing bridges from steel struts and brass wheels.”