Cutaway Model of A 1962 Vickers VC-10 BOAC Jet Plane will Headline Miller & Miller’s Jan. 21 Auction



The online-only auction, at 9 am Eastern time, is loaded with 376 lots in a wide array of collecting categories. The Vickers VC-10 should find a landing spot for CA$6,000-$9,000.

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New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, January 15, 2023 — A cutaway model of a 1962 Vickers VC-10 BOAC (later renamed British Air) jet plane, one of only two known to exist, made by Walkers Westway in England, is expected to soar to new heights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Advertising & Historic Objects auction planned for Saturday, January 21st, at 9 am Eastern time.

The eclectic sale is filled with 376 lots of advertising signs, banks, breweriana, bicycles, bottles, clocks, coin-ops, fruit jars, general store, historic objects, models, militaria, soda advertising and sports memorabilia. There are several rare and desirable vintage airplane models in the auction (not all are cutaways). The Vickers VC-10 is the expected overall top lot (est. $9,000-$12,000).

All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars. Also, all lots are being offered without reserve. Everything will be sold to the highest bidder.

“This is a diverse auction built on highlights from well-established Canadian collections,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “After years of enjoyment, these uncirculated rarities will change hands. From general store advertising to fruit jars to cast iron coin banks, this sale will tantalize even the most advanced collectors. It is truly an auction not to be missed.”

The Vickers VC-10 model is highly sought after by collectors for her beautiful lines and interesting history. The performance of the plane was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a subsonic jet airliner of 5 hours and 1 minute. The record held for 41 years, until Feb. 2020, when it was broken by a British Airways Boeing 747.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the January 21st auction, please visit