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It includes several named collections and one of the star attractions will be the European tin toy collection of Atlantique City promoter the late Norman Schaut.

Atlantique City was an antique toy fair running in Atlantic City, NJ, from 1986-2009.

Schaut’s primary interest was early trains, trolley buses or trams, of which he sometimes acquired multiple examples, but he also collected automotive and nautical toys.

The Bertoia sale includes a highly detailed 2ft 4in (71cm) twin-funnel Marklin live-steam ocean liner, Amerika, estimated at $30,000-50,000, as well as several paddle boats.

In compliance with government regulations there will not be live bidding at the gallery, but all forms of remote bidding will be available, including absentee, phone, and online. The auction house have also filmed a virtual 3-D tour of the preview rooms.