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Americana & International - Session One

Thu, May 4, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1

Marklin clockwork New York paddle wheel river boat

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for
Sold Price includes BP

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $20,000
$500,000 $50,000

Exceptional Marklin clockwork New York paddle wheel river boat, early 20th c., with well-appointed tiered superstructure with faux wood decking throughout, encased by a post and wire rail, the interior cabin with seated composition figures, two masts, and a red and blue striped smoke stack, the bow with a stamped brass grotesque mask figurehead under an American flag, iron anchor with delicate chain and hand crank winch, the upper windows with painted curtains, life boats hanging from cranes on opposing sides, the sidewheel housing inscribed New York and stamped made in Germany on the inside wall, all supported by a painted wave cradle with small iron wheels, 27" l. Provenance: Property of a New Jersey Educational Institution.

NO in-house shipping for this lot.


Currently working, break repair to tip of one mast, flag is replaced, although pole is original, one interior seated figure is by association and has damage, one section of rail forward of the pilothouse with bend, small repair to lifeboat hook eye, overall excellent condition. Has been black lit.

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