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, was the home of Malcolm Forbes' collection, which the Forbes family continued to exhibit following his death.[1]

The galleries closed in November 2014.[2][3]

The collection stemmed from Forbes' lifelong collection of toys, most of which have since been auctioned off.[4] Among the museum's notable exhibits over time included "Olympic Gold", a collection of medals and other collectibles from some of the world's most accomplished Olympians,[5] a number of Faberge Eggs, [6] an armada of 500 ships and 12,000 toy soldiers[7] and one of the original Monopoly boards.[8]

The museum was more popular with visitors than it is with New Yorkers.[7]

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Notes
  1. ^ Richard F. Snow "An Invitation," American Heritage, April/May 2007.
  2. ^ "60-62 Fifth Avenue, the Forbes Building". Landmark Branding. January 22, 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Official site". Forbes Galleries. Retrieved 26 March 2015. The Forbes Galleries will close PERMANENTLY after Friday, November 14th. 
  4. ^ "Last Post for the Forbes Collection". BBC News Online. 1997-12-18. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  5. ^ Xinhua (2007-05-09). "U.S. to Exhibit 'Olympic Gold'". People's Daily Online. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Past Objet D'art Auction Sales - Million Dollar Eggs Up For Auction". Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  7. ^ a b Richard F. Shepard (1991-01-04). "Halls of History, Fame, Oddity and Wonder". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  8. ^ Susan Adams (2006-11-13). "Monopoly". Forbes Global Life. Forbes. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

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