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Märklin fire engine from c.1902 fit for a museum exhibit

01 March 2021

Rated a museum-quality piece, this rare c.1902 spirit-fired Märklin fire engine led the field at toys specialist Wallis & Wallis (24% buyer’s premium).

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Early railway toys puff into Newbury

25 January 2021

This charming early English-style station below was produced for the export market by German toy manufacturer Märklin.

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Märklin pioneer plane offered at auction in Germany

10 February 2020

This clockwork monoplane manufactured by Märklin in 1914 was one of numerous early 20th century tin toys made by German manufacturers to celebrate the achievements of the early pioneers of flight.

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In rust we trust for Marklin make

27 May 2019

Rusty, dusty and damaged, but bearing the magic of Marklin, a pre-First World War toy train emerged from the garage at a local house clearance. It starred in a collectors sale at the Cumbrian saleroom of 1818 Auctioneers (20% buyer’s premium inc VAT).

Marklin battleship

Unique Märklin battleship brings international competition to specialist toy auction

05 January 2018

The early tinplate boats produced by the German firm of Märklin are among the most sought-after items on the wish-list of vintage toy collectors.

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Simple German toy boat steams to £11,500 at auction

10 April 2017

Sometimes luck plays a big part in what treasures a specialist will find on a valuation.

Rare Märklin first series handpainted tinplate battleship, HMS Resolution

17 April 2000

UK: This rare Märklin first series handpainted tinplate battleship, HMS Resolution, sold for $40,600 (£26,365) on April 12, having been offered online on sothebys.amazon.com (10 per cent buyer’s premium).