3/13/17 – We are honored to offer the steam collection of Eberhard Luethke in our upcoming March 31st and April 1st toy auction. Mr. Luethke was a well-respected and discerning collector, but even those with prolific collections have favorites. Mr. Luethke’s was a brass live steam locomotive named “Magnet.” Magnet was finely crafted, highly detailed, and is presented on a track within a fitted glass case. Noel Barrett described it as “…one of the finest live steam locomotives I have ever seen,” and estimated it between $6,000 and $8,000. Come check out Magnet and the rest of Mr. Luethke’s collection at one of our previews, starting on March 25th!