Forbes to sell its toy figures
The Forbes collection of miniature vintage toy soldiers and boats — from kings and queens to luxury ocean liners and warships — is going on the auction block in December.
The charming collectibles have been on view for 25 years in a series of dioramas and vignettes in the lobby of the Forbes magazine headquarters in Manhattan.
Totaling 7,500 pieces crafted from the 1870s through the 1950s, they will be sold in 250 lots on Dec. 17 at Sotheby’s. They are expected to bring $3 million to $5 million.