16 November 2016
Pook & Pook, in association with Noel Barrett Antiques and Auctions, will conduct their first joint toy auction on 2-3 December. The sale will be held at Pook & Pook’s gallery in suburban Philadelphia, USA, with phone and internet live bidding available on both days.
The Friday session, includes an array of Schoenhut wood toys, dolls, china dish sets, dollhouses, and beautifully outfitted antique European shops. The bulk of the sale will be offered during the Saturday session, starting at 10 a.m. The widely varied selection includes trains, high-quality mechanical and still banks; automotive toys, European and American clockwork toys; vintage advertising, carousel art; Swiss Bucherer figures, motion picture theater memorabilia, and a few special surprises.
One of the top highlights of the sale is a hand-painted Marklin Central Bahnhof train station #2651. This handsome station has etched and stained-glass windows and a ticket window with queue rail on one side, while the other side features outdoor seating and a café table – with composition figures – under an arched canopy. The building’s candlelit interior is nicely outfitted with a table, chairs and benches. Boasting the impeccable detail and fine touches for which Marklin is so well known, the station is expected to reach $15,000-$18,000 on auction day.
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