Friday, September 16, 2022


BRUNEAU AUCTIONEERS ARE PUTTING UP FOR SALE the First Stage of the Andy Yanchus Model Collection.

Mat Irvine: I find it hard to believe, but it’s been over a year since well-known modelmaker and kit historian, Andy Yanchus, died on 11 September, 2021.

But tomorrow, 17 September 2022, much of his collected material will come up for auction at Bruneau and Co Auctioneers, based on Rhode Island.

However, this 225-lot event is only ‘Part One’ of the sale, and Bruneau reckon there is more to come.

There’s plenty to see at the Bruneau website here.

And if you are interested in bidding, either follow the links there or go directly here.

You have to register to bid and you can also follow via apps from the Apple Store or Google Play.

In fact, you can already bid online (and some already have), but the live bidding begins 10.00 am EDT (1500 hrs BST) on Saturday 17 September 2022.

Here's what Bruneau and Co has to say about the sale: "...Andy collected everything, but most importantly he collected the best of everything. 

Perusing the catalog, you will notice each item is in unused condition. Andy only opened each piece to document and inspect the design before sealing it away again in storage. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Andy amassed his collection in his lifelong home; almost everything was purchased new, much of it documented with a collection stamp and the date acquired. 

It is certainly a collection giving the model and toy collectors of today a once in a lifetime opportunity."



For more on Andy Yanchus (below), click here, or look him up by using SMN's search button.