Category: Historical Articles

Interesting articles on Marklin collecting, operating, and the general history of Marklin.

The Timeless Magic of FAO Schwarz: Journey Into an Iconic Toy Store

For over 160 years, FAO Schwarz has captivated the hearts of children and adults alike with its enchanting toy stores. From its humble beginnings in Baltimore to its current status as a beloved global brand, FAO Schwarz has evolved while maintaining its essence. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the rich history of this iconic toy store and explore

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Marklin Dealer Promotionals and Sales Aids

Sales Aids Advertising has always been a key activity by Märklin in the promotion of their products, through their catalogues, giveaway leaflets and brochures but also newspaper and magazine content.  Märklin retailers would often have large signs and posters for the dealer to draw attention to and within their shop. These items were almost never found in the regular annual ‘public’

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Marklin War Toys: The Boer War Armored Train Panzerzug (Part 2)

Continuing on our series of Marklin toys and trains reflecting history, and specifically the history of war, we explore the Marklin armored trains (or Panzerzug). The “Panzerkanonenwagen” (from 1904: “Panzer-Geschützwagen”) was available individually from 1900 to early 1909 under the number 1853 / I. The train was available in gauges O, I, and II and in a completely different form

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