Turner Auctions + Appraisals Offers Märklin Transparent Train and American Flyer SetsMay 22, 2021 13:30 EDT
Founded in 1859 by Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin, the German toy brand Märklin is now synonymous with handcrafted model trains and accessories. Several collectible model trains from Märklin will be available in Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ upcoming Trains, Toys, and Train Accessories event. Among the leading lots is a transparent HO 3774 digital locomotive. Märklin introduced digital trains around 1984 and created transparent models to market the new technology. Toy dealers purchased these transparent demonstration models to sell customers on the electrical components. The available Märklin transparent train is unused and comes in its original box. Other notable Märklin lots on offer include an HO 4998 digital dance car, an HO ICE train 3171, and a vintage digital control unit.
The upcoming auction offers numerous lots from North American brands as well, including American Flyer and Lionel, LLC. An American Flyer passenger set from 1953 is particularly notable. Boasting a 3/16” scale, the set includes a steam locomotive, baggage car, combine, Pullman, and observation car. Each piece includes white lettering naming various locations, from Niagara Falls to Pikes Peak. American Flyer collectors will also find a New York freight set from 1986 and various pieces of curved rubber roadbed. Visit Bidsquare to register to bid.
# of Lots:211
Price Range:$50 - $500
Interesting lots include:
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|Marklin HO 4998 Digital Dance Car|| Estimate: |
|Marklin HO 3774 Transparent Digital Demonstrator Locomotive|| Estimate: |
|American Flyer 1953 K5328 Passenger Set|| Estimate: |
|Gilbert No 12 1/2 Robot Erector Set - inventoried|| Estimate: |
|T.N. Japanese Tin Monorail|| Estimate: |
|O Gauge Marx Floodlight towers|| Estimate: |