SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – One toy train after another, from a collection amassed by one man over the course of more than five decades, will come before bidders Saturday, April 22.
Noted Makers To Be Represented
Turner Auctions + Appraisals is presenting the auction, which features the Warren Heid Family Collection of Toy Trains. Toy trains including Ives Manufacturing Company, American Flyer, Lionel Corporation, and Hafner Manufacturing Company are on offer, among others. Most of the train cars and sets on offer date from the early 1900s to the 1930s.
Bidding for this online auction is available at Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app. Visit the App Store or Google Apps (search for Turner Auctions) to download the app. Start time of the auction is 10:30 a.m. Pacific time.
A native and long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay area, Heid is a World War II veteran, and a retired award-winning architect.
Happenstance Prompts Toy Train Interest
His interest dates back to 1958. Working on an architecture project in San Jose introduces him to American Flyer. It didn’t take but a few minutes for Heid to purchase the American Flyer train he saw on display in the window of a store. Thus beginning his collection. He became a member of the Train Collectors Association [traincollectors.org], and served on the Board of Directors and as President for the Nor-Cal division of the association.
Within his collection is 2,500 individual cars and sets (comprised of a locomotive, tender and three cars).
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