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More One-of-a-Kind Catalog Artwork To Be Auctioned

December 26, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has provided Cabin Fever Auctions - the auction company managing M.T.H.'s archive auctions - with several more select pieces of artwork commissioned for covers of past catalogs as part of this week's Cabin Fever auction.

The first of 11 different paintings used for M.T.H. catalog covers from 1995 to 1998 are slated to hit the auction block on Saturday, October 30th. Each painting will be accompanied by a copy of the catalog on which it was featured. The paintings were commissioned by M.T.H. for local Maryland artist Chris Tepe. Many are based on classic renderings used throughout the history of O Gauge model railroading, but with a decidely "MTH" theme.

1997 Catalog Cover - Gracing the cover of the 1997 Spring Catalog, this painting depicts Union Pacific's Big Boy traveling through the desert as the sun sets. This catalog marked the first time that M.T.H. announced the Premier Line Big Boy in the company's history. Bid Now!!

1997 Catalog Cover - The 1997 Volume 1 catalog featured the first-ever promotion of the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. logging locomotive climbing a steep mountain grade. This catalog marked the first time that M.T.H. began assigning volume numbers to their catalogs with two to three volumes being released each year throughout the remainder of the company's catalog history. Bid Now!!

1998 Catalog Cover - Featured on the cover of the 1998 Volume 3 Catalog, this painting depicts the Southern Pacific GS-4 Northern steam locomotive which made its debut in the M.T.H. Premier lineup in this 2018 catalog. The M.T.H. release was the first die-cast, 1/48th scale model of the venerable N&W steam locomotive. Bid Now!!

This week's auction is December 31, 2021 and can be previewed online by visiting the auction preview listing. Bids are due by 10:00AM

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