News about Märklin
VINELAND, N.J. – The second and final installation of the late Sam Downey Jr.’s prized toy and train collection crowned three days of heated competition at Bertoia’s November 14-16 Annual Fall Auction, which totaled $2.28 million. The revered multigenerational collection was established by pioneer toy collector Samuel Downey Sr., and eventually was bequeathed to Sam […]
VINELAND, N.J. – Hours before Bertoia Auctions’ president and auctioneer Michael Bertoia announced the first lot at the company’s Oct. 11 sale of the Tony Annese collection, there were strong indications that an exceptional day of selling lay ahead. With a standing-room-only crowd, phone lines block-booked for the entire session, and two Internet platforms bustling […]
NEW YORK — German toy maker Gebr. Marklin & Cie (Marklin Bros. and Company), commonly referred to as simply “Marklin,” is among the finest of all toymakers, from the mid-19th century through modern day. Its antique toys are avidly sought after by collectors, with the best of the best selling for six-figure prices.
VINELAND, N.J. – There was no shortage of trains, planes or automobiles in Bertoia’s March 25 Spring Signature Auction, but the ultimate in luxury travel turned out to be an early 20th-century Marklin battleship. An amazingly well-detailed representation of the HMS Edward VII, the 20½-inch craft was complete with original masts, multiple cannons, turrets, […]