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Toy Boats & Ships

The history of toy boats dates back to ancient Egypt around 3,000 B.C. Through the extensive use of real boats on the Nile, Euphrates, and Tigris rivers came the early making of model toy boats. Though children are known to have played with toy boats in the rivers of Mesopotamia and Egypt, some of the earlier known models carried the spirits of pharaohs. Actual seafaring boats were discovered alongside pyramids located in Giza, but inside, the spirit boats carried the ruling elite on to the next stage of life.

In modern times, wooden sailboats or pond boats were a Victorian-era norm for young boys and girls. The size of the boat often dictated the wealth of the family. As steam-powered toy boats became the new rage, elaborate ships were hand built along the waters of many modernized... Read more

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U-Boot U.9, Anfang 20.Jh.,

March 23, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€145 (starting bid)

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(Toys) Tinplate boat

March 28, 2018, 7:00 PM CET
Groningen, Netherlands

€30 (starting bid)

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