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D-148
Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, November 26, 2017 7:32 PM

Selling today on the bay an 8 x 8 display layout:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scarce-1955-Lionel-D-148-Dealer-Display-Train-Layout-Ex/382288660208?hash=item59022e06f0:g:-10AAOSwjM5aEZEq

It was at US $13,087.65 when I looked at 8:30 with 90 minutes to go.  Bet it goes for 20+.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, November 26, 2017 7:39 PM

I bet $15000 - $17000

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, November 27, 2017 4:32 AM

Only went up about $770 to $13450

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Posted by cwburfle on Monday, November 27, 2017 4:33 AM

Nice item, outside my budget.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, November 27, 2017 6:11 PM

It sold at 10:30 PM 11/26 for $13,850.

Must be nice to have money.

Before I spend $13,850 on something it has to have four tires on it and can get me to work!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, December 02, 2017 8:01 PM

Well, here comes a D-130 ending in 12 hours that's going for a bit lower: https://www.ebay.com/itm/LIONEL-D-130-FACTORY-DEALER-DISPLAY-LAYOUT-ORIGINAL-EXCELLENT-PLUS-CONDITION/162774687828?hash=item25e620a054:g:S6gAAOSwA~VaAy1F

Is it just me, or are there more display layouts on the market this year?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, December 02, 2017 8:43 PM

I see what you mean.  Has there been a collector die-off we don't know about?

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Posted by cwburfle on Sunday, December 03, 2017 5:12 AM

Probably not a collector die off. Probably collectors trying to:

1 - downsize - display layouts take up a lot of room.

2 - cash out - while the market is still strong in some areas, overall the popularity of collecting ANYTHING is in a decline. The owners of these layouts may be looking to sell them before their values drop.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, December 03, 2017 9:37 AM

Hope you're right Mr. Burfle, we don't want to lose anybody!

The thing is, what popped into my mind after Becky's last post was something that happened when I worked in a gunshop back in the 80's.  Every other year or so we'd get a rash of collectable military firearms for sale, M-1's, .45's, German Lugers, P-38's, Mausers, and so on.  Guys I worked with used to say "Gee, I wonder what's going on?  We usually don't see this many at any one time."

"Have you checked the obituary pages lately?"  I asked.

"Oh yeah, holy smoke!"  they replied.

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Posted by cwburfle on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:44 AM

Hope you're right Mr. Burfle, we don't want to lose anybody!

Well, I didn't mean to say that there aren't any train people dieing. Certainly there are. After attending York a few times my wife, who is a health care professional, remarked on the general unfitness of an awful lot of train people.

The TCA does publish a list of members who have passed in each edition of the TCA Quarterly. I guess they rely on friends and family for the information.

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Posted by sir james I on Saturday, December 09, 2017 9:09 AM

I think some of the dealer display sales has been promted by CTT and Roger Carps magazine.

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