Friday, September 03, 2004
I have bought some terrific trains from Stout Auctions. Greg Stout runs a top notch shop and his grading, pictures and honesty are always the best. You can register to bid on the auction via the web. You can also follow along on the eBay live auction website. The above picture is of an Ives transition set he has out there. Pretty darn nice and something you don't see boxed everyday.
By the way, I'd urge all of my readers to periodically check out the eBay live auction website. There are tons of trains (especially standard gauge) that sneak up in bigger auctions that don't get mentioned. I've seen some amazing prices on these live auctions because an estate gets auctioned off and the trains aren't the premier items. Just be patient and keep an eye out for the future auctions. Then there are bonehead auction houses that think every train should start at $20k. Uh, no.