Published: January 15, 2016
VINELAND, N.J. – Bertoia’s has announced it will auction the Jerry and Nina Greene private collection of antique toy trains, Part I, on April 9-10.
In the pantheon of antique train collecting, there are literally thousands of wonderful private collections that reflect their owners’ dedication to the hobby. But at the top of the train-collectors’ pyramid are those few names that everyone knows because of what they represent – toys of such rarity and quality, they would be unattainable by most. That short list of revered names includes Jerry and Nina Greene.
“The Greenes’ collection is phenomenal. It’s one of the largest and most comprehensive toy train collections in the world,” said Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia. “Because it is so vast, we really can’t estimate how many auctions will be required to sell it all. It’s a major undertaking and one that we’re very proud to partake in.”
At the series premiere, which will take place one week before the April York Train Meet, collectors can expect to see some of the best from Marklin, Bing, Lionel, Ives, American Flyer, Carlisle & Finch and Voltamp, to name but a few of the prestigious brands represented. Also, there will be a wealth of stations and accessories, which the Greenes particularly loved to collect.
For information, 856-692-1881 or www.bertoiaauctions.com.
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