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Forbes collection of antique toys on auction in NY

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This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s New York shows a 3-inch figure of a medieval mounted knight brandishing a javelin which is part of a collection that has been on display for the past 25 years in the lobby of the Forbes Magazine Fifth Avenue headquarters in New York. The Forbes collection of miniature antique toy boats, luxury ships, soldiers, cowboys and American Indians, and games will be auctioned Dec. 17 at Sotheby's New York galleries. It is comprised of thousands of pieces made from the 1870s through the 1950s. (AP Photo/Sotheby's New York)  NO SALES
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This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s New York shows a 3-inch figure of a medieval mounted knight …

A collection of rare and valuable toys put together over almost 40 years by the late Malcolm Forbes and his sons is going up on the auction block.

The Forbes collection of antique toys is estimated to bring in anywhere from $3 million to $5 million in the sale Friday at Sotheby's.

It includes toy boats, soldiers, motorcycles and board games, including a handmade Monopoly game from 1933.

Another highlight is a 3-foot-long replica of the Cunard (KYOO'-nahrd) Line's Lusitania (loo-sih-TAY'-nee-uh) ocean liner, complete with crew and passengers.

Malcolm Forbes paid $28,600 for the Lusitania at Sotheby's in 1983. It's estimated to bring $100,000 to $200,000 at the upcoming auction.

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