$1,000 for an empty Lionel box??

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I will never get that about collectors.
    To some of them the box is worth more than the trains that were supposed to be inside.

    Go figure [​IMG]
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Just watching Antique Road Show never ceases to amaze me that even a scrubby old dilapidated box can actually double the value of what's in it. A mint-condition box can indeed be worth more than the contents, mainly because most people throw away the box, or it gets destroyed over the years. Armed with that knowledge, I can see 100 years from now, boxes will be so plentiful that it will no longer be an issue. Everyone will save the boxes and the contents will be thrown away...:rolleyes:

    Well, we could alway have them "seasoned" by sending them to Bangladesh and back using the US Postal Service. One round trip should be enough to make them look antique.:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  3. BreathinHeavy

    BreathinHeavy New Member

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    this auction went for 5100 dollars sounds like to me someone really wanted that card board box...
  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    [​IMG]
    I'm gonna start saving boxes.
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    And to think that I've potentially sent millions of dollars off to the recycler's