Marklin Battleship Maine, $64,900, Bertoia Auctions
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By Ken Hall
A circa-1902 Marklin Battleship Maine in unplayed with condition, 301D2 inches long, sold for $64,900 at a Toy Picks Auction held May 3-4 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, New Jersey. Also, a German Marklin gage 1 Pabst Beer boxcar hammered for $21,240; a circa-1929 Sturditoy pressed steel toy oil truck, 25 inches long, chugged off for $15,340; an occupational shaving mug with a stockbroker motif breezed to $15,300; and a German-made Lehmann Primus tinplate clockwork roller skater, circa 1915, fetched $14,160. Prices include a 15 percent buyer’s premium.