train collection evaluation

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by striper, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. striper

    striper New Member

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    I am in search of help in evaluating an extensive train collection to settle my neighbors estate . the majority of the collection have never been out of the boxes . I would estimate there are some 500 trains ,many are quite rare. where would be a good place to start
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    If you can find like items on e-bay, you can watch what they sell for at end of auction. You can ask a dealer, but he'll go low if he wants to buy them. You can find books on collectable antique trains (and about everthing else). I've seen them at Barnes and Nobel.
  3. belg

    belg Member

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    Post some pictures, some of us would probably make you an offer on your collection or parts of it. A large collection like this would be better sold in peices or lots if money is the largest concern. Good luck.