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Episode #5 // marklinstop // Oct 12, 2009
Second installment of Marklin box analysis 00 Scale. We'll look at stamp patterns on the boxes and use them for dating.
Episode #8 // marklinstop // Nov 15, 2012
Richard Marklin, the US importer for Marklin from the 1920s to the early 1940s was crucial to the distribution of Marklin products in the American market. In this episode we'll learn more about his reign in the US through some important historical documents and discoveries.
Episode #11 // marklinstop // Dec 01, 2012
Despite intense turmoil in the European continent which could be felt all around the world, Märklin survived the Second World War with its business relatively intact and ready for explosive growth in the post-war years. In this episode we'll look at the compromises and advancements Märklin made during this time.
Episode #21 // marklinstop // Aug 15, 2009
A printing code stamped on many Marklin boxes helps reveal the production date of the box and thus allows for accurate dating of Marklin articles. Sometimes the prices marked on the boxes and referencing pricelists also approximately dates an item because prices often changed from year to year.
Episode #24 // marklinstop // Nov 05, 2011
Decades before the Sprint slot-car system, Marklin introduced a series of die-cast cars that went well with the 00 Gauge product line and even rode along on some O Gauge wagons. For a short time, they also offered a large slot-car system number model number 13301 complete with track, ramps, race cars with tiny drivers, stoplights, timing tracks and many racing accessories.