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Marklin Carousels, Stations, and More at Live Auction

It has been an exciting time for live auctions containing Marklin lots.  Here we present some of the top highlights.  The first is a fantastic (original!) Marklin carousel with a built-in musical instrument that functions as the carousel turns.  A piece like this embodies Marklin’s incredible charm as a toymaker and also their engineering skill and attention to detail.  Marklin

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Marklin Crocodiles: Genealogy of the Swiss CCS 800 Locomotive

The Swiss crocodile is perhaps one of the most beautiful and exotic-looking locomotives of the time.  Its articulated design makes it an engineering marvel.  Seeing it traverse the mountainous regions of Switzerland must have been an incredible sight!  Without question, the scale models produced by Marklin of this Swiss legend for almost a century paid close attention to detail and

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Catalog of Collectibles: hobbyDB adds Marklin Cars, Trains, and More

hobbyDB of Boulder, Colorado has the ambitious mission of cataloging all collectibles in their Wikipedia-style catalog and search engine.  Particularly interesting to Marklin collectors is the Marklin brand page which already has a nice overview of the company and the various categories where collectibles have been added.  hobbyDB knows that collectors often like to get very detailed about describing their prized

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