Forbes Galleries

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Coordinates: 40°44′06″N 73°59′41″W / 40.734927°N 73.994639°W / 40.734927; -73.994639

The Forbes Galleries, housed within the Forbes Building on Fifth Avenue between West 12th and 13th Streets in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, United States, is the home of Malcolm Forbes' collection, which the Forbes family has continued to exhibit following his death.[1] The collection stems from Forbes' lifelong collection of toys, most of which have since been auctioned off.[2] Among the museum's notable exhibits over time include "Olympic Gold" a collection of medals and other collectibles from some of the world's most accomplished Olympians,[3] a number of Faberge Eggs,[4] an armada of 500 ships and 12,000 toy soldiers[5] and one of the original Monopoly boards.[6] The museum is more popular with visitors than it is with New Yorkers.[5]

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Notes
  1. ^ Richard F. Snow "An Invitation," American Heritage, April/May 2007.
  2. ^ "Last Post for the Forbes Collection". BBC News Online. 1997-12-18. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ Xinhua (2007-05-09). "U.S. to Exhibit 'Olympic Gold'". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Million Dollar Eggs Up For Auction". CNN. 2004-01-09. Retrieved 2008-03-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b Richard F. Shepard (1991-01-04). "Halls of History, Fame, Oddity and Wonder". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ Susan Adams (2006-11-13). "Monopoly". Forbes Global Life. Forbes. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

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