Lionel 6454 Baby Ruth

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Lionel 6454 Baby Ruth
Posted by traindaddy1 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 1:27 PM

eBay # 112283547665

Interesting. Current bid $245.00

What do you think?       As always, many thanks.

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Posted by cwburfle on Saturday, February 04, 2017 3:06 PM

As the seller notes, it is a rare car.
And there are still collectors who want it.
The bidding isn't over yet. It will go higher.

 

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, February 04, 2017 3:44 PM

yes but unless it has diecast metal doors it's not what he says it is. And by his pictures you can't tell

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Posted by rtraincollector on Saturday, February 04, 2017 4:10 PM

I asked and he said they are painted metal

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, February 04, 2017 5:49 PM

Well the doors certainly look like the painted metal doors I have on my X2454 but I agree it's not easy to tell.  The X2454 I have predates this car and has solenoid couplers.  I only paid 4 bucks for mine!  Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by cwburfle on Saturday, February 04, 2017 6:08 PM

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Well the doors certainly look like the painted metal doors I have on my X2454 but I agree it's not easy to tell. The X2454 I have predates this car and has solenoid couplers. I only paid 4 bucks for mine! Smile, Wink & Grin



No offense, but your x2454 Baby Ruth boxcar is extremely common. The 6454 Baby Ruth isn't.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 6:38 PM

To each his own, but you know how many real Baby Ruth's I could get for $245?

I'd probably enjoy them more too!  By the way, my father call's 'em "Babe Ruth" bars, they weren't fooling him when he was a kid!

I'll give you a candy-themed good score I had.  Several years back we were at the DC Big Flea Market in Chantilly VA.  I went into one booth and saw a K-Line Hershey Train set, complete.  No price on it so I asked the exhibitor "How much?"

"Is $85 OK with you?"  he asked.  "Let me think about it" I said. I turned to leave the booth and thought to myself  "DUMMY! WHAT IS THERE TO THINK ABOUT?"

No, I did not rip my pants getting the wallet out, and the Hershey Train comes out of hibernation once a year as part of the "Sugar High Express" under the Christmas tree.

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Posted by LL675 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 7:30 PM

I could send Jeff Kane a nice order plus buy other projects for that.

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Posted by cwburfle on Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:12 PM

To each his own, but you know how many real Baby Ruth's I could get for $245?

Hey, I'm not planning to bid on it. While I am aware of the car, it really does not interest me. Nor does it bother me that some other people are.

One could also buy between 24 and 50 of the 2454 Baby Ruth cars.

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Posted by V8Vega on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:17 AM

I have learned not to knock what other people like because I don't want them to knock what I like.

I don't badmouth huge lifted trucks with giant tires while I like little sports cars.

But I'll go ahead, Its sure not for me to spend a lot of money on something just because it's rare, only a handfull of knowlegable people know what it is, everyone else dosn't care.

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:40 AM

There are dummies willing to pay so get all you can.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:45 AM

I have one car thats rare that I paid more than I normally would because I needed it to complete a set. Other wise probably wouldn't have gave it a second look. But I did watch and search for a while to get it at a decent price. ( got lucky had it listed wrong and most were not bidding on it. ) I do have a few rare cars that I got mixed with other things that no one caught but thats mainly how I come across them. 

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Posted by traindaddy1 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:42 AM
Thanks to all for your comments.
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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:58 AM

Hey, back when I was collecting guns I paid a bit more than I should have on some pieces reasoning "Well OK, it's a bit more than it should be, but not too much, and in a few years it'll be there anyway."   So I went ahead and bought the piece.

Considering how the prices on the ones I liked have escalated to the heart-attack range now I'm glad I did. 

So, any way you look at it it's a judgement call.

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Posted by cwburfle on Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:05 AM

I have learned not to knock what other people like because I don't want them to knock what I like.

Yes, it's amazing how many people worry about how others spend their money, or what they enjoy.


There are dummies willing to pay so get all you can.

 

Nothing like a little name calling, huh?
I got news for you, 90 percent of the general public thinks that any adult that plays with trains (model railroading) has something seriously wrong with them.

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:24 AM

cwburfle

I have learned not to knock what other people like because I don't want them to knock what I like.

Yes, it's amazing how many people worry about how others spend their money, or what they enjoy.


There are dummies willing to pay so get all you can.

 

Nothing like a little name calling, huh?
I got news for you, 90 percent of the general public thinks that any adult that plays with trains (model railroading) has something seriously wrong with them.

 

 

I'm very tempted to say "Let's keep it that way, who needs the competition for the goodies out there?"

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:00 PM

JWB as long as I don't break the CTT rules I can write what I want. And nobodys name was mentioned.

STOP trying to bait me, I'm getting tired of it. This is not OGR.

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, February 05, 2017 3:03 PM

Someone please bid me up higher!!! Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, February 05, 2017 3:23 PM

Better hurry only 4 1/2 hours left Laugh

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, February 05, 2017 3:27 PM

yeah but 1 check the price on this and then check out the shipping 

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Posted by KRM on Sunday, February 05, 2017 3:46 PM

$13.60 to me,, No one will be there to bid during the Stupor bowl. Laugh
It is nuts looking at things on E-bay. Just look up a post war 3650 and the prices are all over the place.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, February 05, 2017 4:29 PM

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Posted by sir james I on Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:04 PM

RT the shipping does seem to be a tad high.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:13 PM

Anyone who thinks he's going to get five G's for that pink monstrosity....

Well, he should mention whatever it is he's drinking so we can all buy a bottle and feel good.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:43 PM

He got another Engine I saw after posting this one For $1000. with shipping of a little more at $23,000.00

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, February 05, 2017 6:28 PM

I knew boxes were valuable, but geez!  Laugh

P.S.  I'm certainly aware of what "rare" trains are, and I can only say that I don't buy them because I'll destroy their rarity the second I put them on the rails.  Wink

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, February 06, 2017 5:19 AM

It sold for $267 

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Posted by Expat1 on Saturday, March 04, 2017 3:09 PM

traindaddy1

eBay # 112283547665

Interesting. Current bid $245.00

What do you think?       As always, many thanks.

 

Never mind what anyone thinks, what does Greenberg's guide say about how much it's worth?

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Saturday, March 04, 2017 3:40 PM

Expat1
Never mind what anyone thinks, what does Greenberg's guide say about how much it's worth?

Hmm... it's actually worth $267.00 + shipping as of the end of this auction. Nevermind what Greenberg's guide says about how much it's worth.

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Posted by cwburfle on Saturday, March 04, 2017 5:50 PM

Never mind what anyone thinks, what does Greenberg's guide say about how much it's worth?

The days of Greenberg guides being relevant are long over.

 

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