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Bertoia auctions to sell massive private Jerry and Nina Greene collection

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Bertoia Auctions has announced it will sell the incredible Jerry Greene collection in a multi-part sale.  Michael Bertoia stated “Because it is so vast, we really can’t estimate how many auctions will be required to sell it all.”  The collection is truly incredible with some one-of-a-kind pieces from makers like Marklin, Bing, and Lutz. The couple’s trains, which were purchased over several

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Märklin’s Florien Sieber attributes slow sales growth to second-hand market

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Marklin’s Florien Sieber, a new addition to the management team since 2013, has worked to expand the company’s product offering since the Simba-Dicke takeover in 2013.  The company’s financial position has improved overall but the company missed its target growth rate for 2015/16.  Sales reached 96 million Euros worldwide, 2 million Euros less than the fiscal year prior. Mr. Sieber has

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Roof Vents & Trucks: Restoration of a Model Nr. 351 Passenger Coach from 1946

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A common sight to any Marklin 00 collector: broken trucks and missing roof vents on a beautiful 350-series coach.  Over the years, Zinc diecast parts suffer from “Zincpest” making them brittle and prone to breakage.  The thin supports of the roof vents and two posts that secure the side trucks to the stamped metal frame are extremely vulnerable to breaking.  In

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