A superb vintage train set made by Unique Art and featured in a 2009 auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.COM:
The "Jewel T Circus" Electric Train Set, 1950, Unique Art, 5 car "O" gauge
set is 44" long & features a locomotive engine, tender, two box
cars, and a caboose.
Unique Art appears to have exclusively produced
this circus train for the "Jewel T" Home Delivery Service; untested,
individual car condition ranged from C9 to NM.
It's an extremely scarce set
and this one was in beautiful condition.
At the SeriousToyz 2009 auction, it sold for $1,581.44, PROOF POSITIVE that if you have serious stuff, think SERIOUSTOYZ.COM
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS.
Unique Art (out of Newark N.J.) made a number of beautiful tin toys; our personal favorite---also featured in a previous SERIOUS TOYZ AUCTION---the DOGPATCH LIL ABNER BAND.
You can see it here http://bit.ly/2g02jSL
It was the first all metal toy produced after World War II. You can read more about that--and the company itself--here: http://bit.ly/2fYJLC7
And if you can't get enough tin-plate toys--and trains--check out this fabulous article--and great pix too--from our friend Paul Race at BIG INDOOR TRAINS: TRIBUTE TO TINPLATE. CLICK ON THE LINK http://bit.ly/2yzUNVp