Auctionhouse ‘de Zwaan’ is the oldest and only remaining auction house in the center of Amsterdam. The history begins in 1818 when a number of auctioneers auctioned household effects in several buildings on the Singel. This complex of buildings was known as ‘De Zwaan’, named after the brewery that was located there from 1578 to 1790. At the end of the 19th century, the auction building proved to be such a success that it had to expand, first with a few houses in the Spuistraat and in 1913 with the move to the stately building on the Keizersgracht, no 474, a former merchant’s house from around 1675.
In this auction is one Fernand Martin toy, but there are much more other beautiful antique toys to see in this auction
For the complete overview, Auction terms & Info, Shipping & Payment look at this site: https://catalogus.dezwaan.nl/auction
After the auction, I will publish the realized prices for these Martins.
Regarding the objects described in this article, I do not make a statement about condition or value.
I advise interested collectors always do to research yourself, to view the object or to contact the seller / auction