A renowned toy company, Märklin started as a small factory that manufactured tin toys in Göppingen, Germany. In 1891, the company invented the first mass-market model train sets. A few years later, the demand for model trains reached its height in the United States. Märklin today stands as one of the leading toy companies in the world. The upcoming Summer BASICS Auction, presented by Bertoia Auctions, will feature a live steam traction engine toy from Märklin.
Another standout item in the auction is a craft speedboat toy from the Lionel Manufacturing Company. The lot features a clockwork mechanism inside the boat that operates the propeller. The boat can float on a body of water and travel a certain distance with the help of the propeller. Also available in the sale is a Metayer set of French soldiers. The 38 large figures represent musicians, officers, and infantrymen. A Kico two-cylinder motorcycle toy and a seaplane with pontoons will be included as well. View each of the items and register to bid online on Bertoia Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (600)
# of Lots:600
Price Range:$60 - $1,500
Interesting lots include:
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|Kico Two Cylinder Motorcycle|| Estimate: |
|Lionel Craft Speedboat|| Estimate: |
|Marklin Live Steam Traction Engine|| Estimate: |
|Jep Seaplane With Pontoons|| Estimate: |
|Metayer French Soldiers|| Estimate: |