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Vintage Elektoy toy train set may roll to $2K

One man's lifetime collection of toy trains will come before bidders Nov. 11 through Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will bring to auction The Craig Miller Collection of Trains & Toys November 12. As a result, bidders will be able to bid on an uncommon Elektoy train set.

Note Toy Train Makers Represent

Elektoy locomotive set

Seldom-seen Elektoy 2" gauge steam locomotive, with tender, combine, and coach. The locomotive bears "Elektoy" embossed on its chest. ($1,400-$2,000). (All photos courtesy Turner Auctions + Appraisals)

Miller's been collecting for more than five decades. As a result, the collection includes seldom-seen and unusual items from U.S. and international makers, both antique and modern. Furthermore, many items are in excellent to like-new condition. Consequently, the online auction features more than 175 lots with examples from noted toy train makers including Offering over 175 lots, the online sale features makers such as Lionel, American Flyer, Dorfan, Ives, C&F, Elektoy, Converse, K Marklin. Also, train accessories, toys and numerous reference books round out the sale.

The online auction begins at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time. And, bidding is available online platforms including: LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, eBay, and Turner Auctions + Appraisals’ free mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Apps (“Turner Auctions”).

Elektoy Train Part of Lifetime Collection

Consignor Craig Miller spent his childhood in New York, where he, like many young boys, enjoyed toy trains. He and his wife settled in Washington, D.C. where he worked for the Department of Transportation, in highway safety, for 27 years. He retired in 1994. In conclusion, he’s been a member of the Train Collectors Association since 1971.

Additional lots of this auction is:

S.M. Science & Model Osaka locomotive train

Prewar brass Japanese limited-production locomotive dating to early 1940s, bearing small round brass builder plates stating "S.M. Science & Model Osaka" ($600-$900).

• Marklin #1 Gauge Crocodile Locomotive with display stand with original box and insert, circa 1984 ($800-$1,500).
• Bing #1 Gauge Steam Locomotive with 3 Passenger Cars. Bing #1 gauge original lithographed ($1,200-$2,000).
• Prewar Brass 50mm Gauge Japanese Locomotive. Japanese brass very limited-production locomotive from the early 1940’s. ($600-$900).
• Buddy-L Concrete Mixer, professionally restored ($300-$500).

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