Forbes to sell its toy fig­ures

Los Angeles Times - - Calendar -

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.

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