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Brighton Toy and Model Museum: Treasure Trove of Toys

Brighton Toy and Model Museum: Treasure Trove of Toys

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum is a treasure trove of toys and models that extends over four thousand square feet of floorspace, through four of the Early Victorian arches supporting Brighton Railway Station’s forecourt. Founded in 1991, it has over ten thousand toys and models in its catalogue, including priceless model train collections and […]

Posted by on 07 January 2013 | 0 Comments

MÄRKLIN – Fabrik feiner Metallspielwaren: A historical review

MÄRKLIN – Fabrik feiner Metallspielwaren: A historical review

THE BEGINNING, 1859 The founder of Märklin (also “Marklin” and “Maerklin” more commonly in the US) was Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin (1817-1866), a master tinsmith. He moved to the small southern German town of Göppingen with his second wife Caroline (his first wife had died) in 1856, where he purchased the “Resident-rights” from the city […]

Posted by on 30 December 2012 | 0 Comments

Marklin “EXPERT” Series and W. Seelig of London, UK

Marklin “EXPERT” Series and W. Seelig of London, UK

It’s April 29, 1937 and you’re sitting at your desk trying to organize your Marklin purchase orders for the upcoming months at your sports and fishing tackle store in Hall Green, United Kingdom. The day is weary and the work is tough but do not worry, W. Seelig LTD, London’s leading sales organisation is there […]

Posted by on 14 January 2012 | 0 Comments

Marklin at Carinhall: Hermann Goring’s Miniature Railway

Marklin at Carinhall: Hermann Goring’s Miniature Railway

Much has been discussed about Hermann Goring’s miniature trains: how did he get them? how many trains did he have? where have the trains gone? In this article all of these questions will be discussed even though many of the questions will remain unanswered. Thanks to many months of research, incredible photos and documents were […]

Posted by on 30 December 2011 | 19 Comments

Marklin “Miniatur-Autos” and the “Rennbahn” of the 1930s

Marklin “Miniatur-Autos” and the “Rennbahn” of the 1930s

Miniatur-Autos The year 1935 brought several additions to the Marklin product range. Several cars under the “Miniatur-Autos” line were introduced for the first time as beautifully Zinc die-cast cars with rubber wheels and moving axles. The 1935/1936 main customer catalog offered a package of these cars numbered 5521 G/6 which included each of the non-clockwork […]

Posted by on 05 November 2011 | 0 Comments