Malcolm Forbes toy collection fetches $2.3 million at Sotheby’s
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Malcolm Forbes toy collection fetches $2.3 million at Sotheby’s

Malcolm Forbes toy collection fetches $2.3 million at Sotheby’s
malcolm forbes toys collection A collection of rare antique toys amassed by the late millionaire Malcolm Forbes and his sons has fetched $2.3million (£1.4million) at Sotheby's auction house in New York on Friday. The Malcolm Forbes Toy Collection included antique toy boats, luxury ships, soldiers, motorcycles and board games. A three-foot-long replica of the 1915 ocean liner Lusitania went for $194,500, a record auction price for a toy boat. The legendary collector Malcolm Forbes, the late publisher of Forbes Magazine, had bought the Lusitania at Sotheby's in 1983 for $28,600. Another toy that attracted toy collectors from around the world was an Exotic Clockwork Gunboat Attributed to Märklin/Rock and Graner, which was sold for $134,500. An original Monopoly game set of circular design, handmade by Charles Darrow, fetched $146,500. It was previously estimated to go for around $80,000. Two rare sets of incredibly detailed medieval knights made in the ‘30s went for $15,000. Some of the most valuable pieces, which were up for grabs, date back to the so-called "Golden Age" of toy making, from the 1850s until after the First World War. Via: Daily Mail
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