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Kees Smit

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Kees Smit
Like many boys growing up in the 60s, Kees Smit’s first experience with model trains took place under the Christmas tree. He still remembers his first Märklin train vividly, which ignited a lifelong passion for model trains. Kees would regularly travel to the German city of Aken, where there used to be no less than four model train shops. Through fairs and auctions (one of his other passions), Kees keeps up to date with the model train market.
Kees Smit’s passion for auctions and model trains brought him to Catawiki. Here he can finally combine work with his greatest hobby. While Kees is knowledgeable on the full breadth of model trains, his special interest goes out to scenery items. He enjoys advising sellers to present their lots as imaginatively as possible, while not losing sight of the details. It’s these details that Kees loves to investigate, diving into books and (online) archives to determine exactly what type of object he’s dealing with. When his detective work pays off, Kees feels like the luckiest expert at Catawiki.
  • 40+ years of experience
  • Avid collector
  • Enthusiastic auction visitor

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