Lot 174: Floor Train Set
November 12, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
Description: Kenton, 1920's; Painted Cast Iron Set "Empire State Express", 4-4-0 Locomotive, (8) Wheel Tender, Combine Coach and Pullman Cars; Embossed Graphics; Cars Have Simulated (6) Wheel Trucks (some Wheels Missing), Castings are Unbroken; Engine/Tender in Excellent Condition, Cars Fair to Good Condition with Heavy Paint Flaking/Light Surface Rust; 49 1/2"L Set
Notes: Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to feature the Anita & Sedwick Hellman Toy Collection. Offering over 245 lots amassed from coast to coast over 50 years, the collection includes toy cars, trains, guns, airplanes, tin toys, dolls and more. Residents of Mamaroneck, New York, the Hellmans were avid collectors for five decades, looking for toys of value, in good shape and ones that caught their fancy. Over the decades, their total collection was estimated from 2,000 to 3,000 items creating one of the outstanding and largest collections on the East Coast.