Lionel Collectors

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Lionel Collectors
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 12, 2002 3:47 PM
Need help! A neighbor of mine has quite a collection of lionel trains but does not know who to contact to find out their value or where he can sell them.

Can you suggest someone? We live in the Apple Valley area of San Bernardino County. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions.
John
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Posted by Algonquin on Monday, August 12, 2002 10:08 PM
Hi John,

The best way to determine value is to pick-up one of the Greenberg Guides to Lionel Trains. These guides provide prices based on condition. They define condition and most have color pictures to help with identification. These Greenberg Guides can be purchased at most hobby shops or through this web site.

Once you learn the true value of each piece, there are several ways to sell them. Hobby shops will generally offer 50-70% of their value. There are action houses for larger collections and E-Bay for smaller ones.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Tim Pignatari

A penny saved is a penny earned. But every once in a while it is good to treat yourself to a gum ball.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 13, 2002 11:57 AM
Tim,

This is a big help. I will pass this on to my neighbor. Thanks

John
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Posted by ronsmith on Sunday, August 18, 2002 6:34 PM
John,
What does he have?? Some of us will probably be
interested in buying direct.
Ron ronsmith1@earthlink.net

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