Robert Harrop Designs Camberwick Green Archive
Robert Harrop Designs Camberwick Green Archive

Rarities 2

From the early days of Robert Harrop Designs, the company have made available to collectors various unique items, such as Prototypes (some of which were for various reasons never released), Studio Masters and Design Change figurines, together with other one-off pieces. These were and continue to be made available through auction at the various members event days organised by the company, and occasionally through internet auction sites.

 

 

These sections (Rarities 1 & 2) contain details of such items produced over the years. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the auctions, very few pictures exist of the figurines in question.

 

 

CGMB11 - Telephone Engineers Music Box - Camberwick Green - Studio Original / Master Prototype

 

A figurine that came from the first rubber mould that itself was formed from the original wax sculpt. This makes this piece at least one generation larger than the retail production pieces.

 

This particular figurine is an Original Studio piece used from 2010 as a 'Studio Painting Master and an Exhibition Piece' for shows and promotional events . It was painted and signed by studio paintress Carole Appleby.

 

As this was the very first prototype, the actual musical mechanism fitted is that from the Canal Barge (CGMB9). The musical mechanism used in the final production pieces was not available at the time. Also note that the logos on the side panels of the van have been hand painted, whereas a decal was used in production

 

Approximately 250mm tall.

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £180.00)

 

Sold for £180.00 on 24 August 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop

CGMC04 - Mickey Murphy - Baker - Monochrome - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 250)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £45.00)

 

Approximately 105mm tall.

  

Sold for £45.00 on 30 August 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGMC03 - Mrs Honeyman - Monochrome - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 250)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £45.00)

 

Approximately 105mm tall.

  

Sold for £45.00 on 21 September 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGMC05 - Peter Hazel - Monochrome Edition - Camberwick Green - Studio Original Master

 

A figurine that came from the first rubber mould that itself was formed from the original wax sculpt. This makes this piece at least one generation larger than the retail production pieces.

 

This particular figurine is an Original Studio piece used from 2008 as a 'Studio Painting Master and an Exhibition Piece' for shows and promotional events . It has also been painted and initialed by head paintress Peggy Horton. This is the only master that has survived and therefore is a very unique and one-off piece.

 

Approximately 99mm tall.

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £35.00)

 

Sold for £35.00 on 05 October 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop

CGMC06 - Dr Mopp - Monochrome - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 250)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £45.00)

 

Approximately 112mm tall.

  

Remained unsold at end of auction on 27 October 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CG82 - Mr Robinson - Window Cleaner - Studio Original Master.

 

A figurine that came from the first rubber mould that itself was formed from the original wax sculpt. This makes this piece at least one generation larger than the retail production pieces.



This particular figurine is an original Studio piece used from 2005 as a 'Studio Painting Master and an Exhibition Piece' for shows and promotional events. It has been painted and initialled by head paintress Peggy Horton.

 

Approximately 120mm tall. 



Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay

 

Sold for £38.01 on 03 November 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop

 

CGS03 - Mr Carraway In His Fish Shop - 'Fine, Fresh, Fish' - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 2000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £70.00)

 

Approximately 135mm tall.

  

Remained unsold at end of auction on 10 November 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

Christmas Event Auction 2013

 

The following were listed in the 'Silent Auction' at the Robert Harrop Designs Christmas Event held at the Mill on Saturday 23rd November 2013.

 

Each figurine was accompanied by a signed & stamped Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Lot 64 - CGCS05 - Roger Varley 'Seasonal Sweep' - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £70.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 30th November 2013 - see below)

 

Lot 65 - CGCS06 - Murphy Xmas - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 66 - CGCS07 - Dr Mopp's House 'Home For Christmas' - Limited Edition Number 1000 - Reserve £70.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 67 - CGMB4 - The Townhall Clock - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £90.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 7th June 2014 - see below)

 

Lot 68 - CGMB5 - Mickey Murphy's Baker's Van - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £120.00 - Sold for £xxx.xx

 

Lot 69 - CGMB6 - Windy Miller & The Wishing Well '40th Anniversary' - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £100.00 - Sold for £xxx.xx

 

Lot 70 - CGMB7 - Trumpton Bandstand - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £200.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 8th December 2013 - see below)

 

Lot 71 - CGS03 - Mr Carraways Fishmongers 'Fine Fresh Fish' - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £70.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 72 - CGS05 - Peter Hazel & Mrs Dingle In The Post Office 'Sorting Out The Letters' - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £100.00 - Sold for £xxx.xx

 

Lot 73 - CGS06 - Miss Lovelace & Mrs Cobbit In The Hat Shop 'Morning Tea' - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £70.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 74 - CGS09 - Jonathan Bell & Lord Bellborough 'Apples Galore' - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 14th December 2013 - see below)

 

Lot 75 - CGL04 - The Mayor - Large As Life - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 27th July 2014 - see below)

 

Lot 76 - CGL05 - Mickey Murphy - Large As Life - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 77 - CGL06 - Mrs Honeyman - Large As Life - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 78 - CGB02 - Trumpton Firestation - Limited Edition Number 1175 - Reserve £80.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 07th December 2013 - see below)

 

Lot 79 - CGM01 - Trumpton Townhall - Reserve £50.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 80 - CGPE01 - Pewter Captain Flack - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 30th November 2013 - see below)

 

Lot 81 - CGPE02 - Pewter Pugh (1st Twin) - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 11th July 2014 - see below)

 

Lot 82 - CGPE03 - Pewter Pugh (2nd Twin) - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 83 - CGPE04 - Pewter Barney McGrew - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 84 - CGPE05 - Pewter Cuthbert - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 85 - CGPE06 - Pewter Dibble - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 86 - CGPE07 - Pewter Grubb - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £80.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 87 - CGMC05 - Peter Hazel - Monochrome - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £50.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 6th July 2014 - see below)

 

Lot 88 - CGMC07 - Jonathan Bell - Monochrome - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £50.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 89 - CGMC08 - Captain Snort - Monochrome - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £50.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

 

Lot 90 - CGMC14 - Paddy Murphy - Monochrome - Limited Edition Number 1 - Reserve £50.00 - Remained unsold at the end of the auction on 23rd November 2013

(Subsequently sold via eBay auction on 14th June 2014 - see below)

 

Lot 109 - CGM06 - The Bakery - Reserve £60.00 - Sold for £xx.xx

CGCS05 - Roger Varley - Seasonal Sweep - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 1500)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay.

 

Approximately 140mm tall.

  

Sold for £64.05 on 30 November 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGMB7 - Trumpton Bandstand Music Box - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 1000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay.

 

Approximately 345mm tall.

 

Reserve £99.99

  

Sold for £178.89 on 08 December 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGB02 - Trumpton Firestation - Number 1175 (of a limited edition of 2000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay.

 

Approximately 160mm tall.

 

Sold for £26.00 on 07 December 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGS09 - Jonathan Bell & Lord Belborough -'Apples Galore' -  Number 1 (of a limited edition of 1000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay.

 

Approximately 141mm tall.

 

Sold for £32.05 on 14 December 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGS08 - Cuthbert & The Cider Press -'Apples Galore' -  Number 1 (of a limited edition of 1000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay.

 

Approximately 203mm tall.

 

Sold for £42.00 on 15 December 2013

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity stamped with the Official Company Seal and signed by Robert Harrop

CGMB4 - Trumpton Town Hall Clock -  Music Box - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 2000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £55.00)

 

Approximately 14.17 inches (360mm tall).

 

Sold for £73.05 on 07 June 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop

CGMC14 - Paddy Murphy - Monochrome - Number 1 (of a time limited edition of 111)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £35.00)

 

Approximately 4.4 inches (114mm tall).

  

Sold for £35.00 on 14th June 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop.

CGS07 - The Mayor & Mr Clamp -'The Grand Flower & Vegetable Show' -  Number 1 (of a limited edition of 1000)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay.

(Reserve £45.00)

 

Approximately 4.13 inches (105mm) tall.

 

Remained unsold at end of auction on 21 June 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop

CGPE01 - Captain Flack - Pewter - Number 1 (of a time limited edition of 196)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £40.00)

 

Approximately 4.4 inches (112mm tall).

  

Sold for £40.00 on 28th June 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop.

CGMC05 - Peter Hazel - Postman - Monochrome - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 250)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £35.00)

 

Approximately 4 inches (104mm tall).

  

Sold for £62.00 on 6th July 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop.

CGPE02 - Pugh (First Twin) - Pewter - Number 1 (of a time limited edition of 150)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £40.00)

 

Approximately 4.25 inches (111mm tall).

  

Sold for £77.00 on 11th July 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop.

CGL04 - The Mayor (Large As Life) - Number 1 (of a limited edition of 250)

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay. (Reserve £50.00)

 

Approximately 9.29 inches (236mm tall).

  

Sold for £50.00 on 27th July 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop.

CG76 - Mrs Murphy - Studio Original Master.

 

A figurine that came from the first rubber mould that itself was formed from the original wax sculpt. This makes this piece at least one generation larger than the retail production pieces.



Produced in 2004, this particular figurine is an original Studio piece which was used for exhibition purposes or photographed for either catalogues or other merchandising.

 

Approximately 4 inches (115mm) tall. 

 

Auctioned by Robert Harrop Designs via eBay

 

Sold for £25.00 on 31 October 2014

 

Came with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robert Harrop