By Noel Barrett
Prior to this sale, I couldn’t remember being entrusted with an important collection whose owner I did not know personally. In this auction, however, there are two. Each unique, as all collections are, Stephen Sachs’ iron toys and Eberhard Luethke’s steam engines are collections that differ in ways well beyond their contents. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing either Stephen or Eberhard while they were alive, but I fcamto know each of them in handling their treasures.