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The Phenomenal Toy Collection of Malcolm Forbes
Now on Exhibit at Sotheby's

The Phenomenal Toy Collection of Malcolm Forbes
Now on Exhibit at Sotheby's

Story  by:  Andrew Wargo



This week on exhibit at Sotheby's N.Y. is the phenomenal
Toy collection of Malcolm Forbes.  It consists of a vast "armada" of toy boats which range from 6" to over 3 ft. in length.  They consist of 1920's jazz age speed boats, schooners, submarines, battleships,
ocean liners and yachts.  It is truly breathtaking - the collection of a lifetime.  "I could play for hours on the rug, dreaming I was sailing the oceans of the world."  (Malcolm Forbes).

     There is also a glorious array of toy soldier armies from Egyptian to the Greeks to the Medieval to the American Revolutionary Army, to Prussia's Frederick the Great, to the French Revolution, to the British Empire.  The collection is astonishing .

     There is also a large collection of motorcycle toys as well as a 1933 handmade MONOPOLY game-set by Charles B. Darrow, containing 200 pieces on off-white oilcloth.

     One can see that Malcolm was a man who loved to dream and to dream "avec grandeur" as his entrepreneur ships show.  "It is truly with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye."  (Antoine de St. Exupery).

     Special thanks to Eric Arbenta, curator, and his executive assistant Brendan Walsh.  The exhibit is on display through Friday (Monday through Thursday 10AM to 5PM and Friday 10-1PM) with the auction Friday at 2PM, 12/17/10.

*** (2 photos:  Sotheby catalog ... NY 17th Dec. 2010).


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