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Lot 080

1920s Märklin Train Set

Sold for $22,391


This lot will be sold with the following documents: Bill of Sale





Märklin & Cie was originally a German toy company founded in 1859 and based in Göppingen, Baden Wurttemberg. Although it was originally famous for the manufacture of very high-quality dollhouses, the company has become renowned in the collector world for their model railways.



Märklin released its first wind-up train that ran on expandable tracks in 1891. They became well known for the creation of several model railway gauges and scales, defining gauge 1–5 as the standard for toy trains, presenting them for the first time at the Leipzig Toy Fair in 1891.



This particular Märklin train set is thought to be from the 1920s. The set was a present to Baron J.O. Raben-Levetzau for his 16th birthday, and it was originally housed in one of the first-floor rooms in the castle. There are seven engines and 58 carriages altogether. The carriages include petrol tankers, cranes, timber carriages, and passenger carriages. There is also approximately 60 meters of track that is affixed to wooden boxes.



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Märklin og Cie var oprindeligt et tysk legetøjsfirma, der blev grundlagt i 1859 i Göppingen, Baden Wurttemberg. Selvom det oprindeligt var berømt for at lave dukkehuse af høj kvalitet, er firmaet blevet velkendt i samlerverdenen for sine modeltog.



I 1891kom Märklin med sine første tog, som kunne trækkes op og køre på spor, der kunne udvides. De blev velkendte for flere modeljernbane-mål og skalaer og de definerede skalaen 1-5 som standard for legetøjstog. De fremviste togene første gang ved legetøjskongressen i Leipzig i 1891.



Dette bestemte Märklin togsæt menes at være fra 1920erne. Sættet var en gave til Baron J.O. Raben-Levetzau til hans 16 års fødselsdag og det stod oprindeligt i et af værelserne på første sal på slottet. Der er syv lokomotiver og 58 togvogne i alt. Vognene inkluderer benzintanke, kraner, tømmervogne og passagervogne. Der er også cirka 60 meter spor, som er sat fast på trækasser.



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