There was a time when every young boy coveted a train-set, and for some it is a feeling that never goes away. Jerry Greene from Philadelphia began collecting model trains in the late 1960s and now aged 67 he has decided to sell his collection and Sotheby's have valued it at between £25 - £31 million. In all there are 35,000 objects, including 1,600 train sets, 700 stations and 10,000 figures most of which have been manufactured by the German maker Marklin. The pieces in the collection date from 1850 to 1940 and it can be seen at Sotheby's in New York until the end of February.
Trains, but no boats or planes.
- 11 Feb 2011, 9:16 AM