FT WORTH TX — DFW Elite Toy Museum’s Malcolm Forbes Ship Collection exhibition ended on March 31, and the museum has chosen to sell the model ships at Bonham’s “Life on Board: Maritime Painting and Art” auction, on May 23, 2012.
“The ships from the Forbes’ Collection were seen by so many people during our exhibition in the main gallery
and at special events associated with it, but we have limited gallery space and have elected not to store the
pieces from the exhibit,” said Ron Sturgeon, the owner of the Fort Worth Toy Museum.
Bonham’s will offer the unique ship models that were part of the museum’s exhibit at 10 am on May 23rd at its
580 Madison Avenue location. The last chance to see these pieces from the Forbes’ Collection together will be at the auction viewing on May 19-20, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm; May 21, 10:00 am-7:00 pm; and May 22 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Once part of the Forbes’ Collection, the largest private model ship collection in the world, an 11′ builder’s
model of the British passenger ship Rangitiki is the highlight of the collection. Builder’s models are one-off and built to show the new owners of a vessel what it will look like when it is delivered. The auction estimate for this magnificent piece is $40,000 to $60,000.