Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Shelton, CT, United States
DoneSat, Jan 24, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
FINE TOY TRAINS & SOLDIERS 1/24/09
We are pleased to offer this fine toy train and soldier collection for auction. Trains are highlighted by Lionel, American Flyer, MTH and MTH Rail King, Williams, Weaver, K-Line, Atlas and others. Soldiers include Britains, Elastolin and Lineol, Barclay, Manoil and other dimestores, Johillco, Tradition and much more.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
This auction can be previewed at our gallery in Shelton, Connecticut, January 19 - 23 from 10am until 4pm and January 24 from 8am until 10am. The auction begins at 10am Eastern.
Terms & Conditions
ABBREVIATIONS C - CONDITION BPW - BLACK PLASTIC WHEELS GA - GAUGE IN - INCHES INCOM - INCOMPLETE LITHO - LITHOGRAPHY ORIG - ORIGINAL STD - STANDARD W/ - WITH GRADING OF CONDITION* C1 - POOR C2 - GOOD C3 - VERY GOOD C4 - FINE C5 - VERY FINE C6 - EXCELLENT C7 - EXCELLENT PLUS C8 - LIKE NEW C9 - NEAR MINT C10 - MINT *finish on toy - paint, paper, lithography, etc. C10 is generally only given if an item is still factory sealed in its original packaging. TERMS & CONDITIONS - The auctioneers have endeavored to correctly catalog and describe the property being sold, but all property is sold as is. The auctioneers reserve the right to make verbal corrections and provide additional information from the block at the time of sale. All trains and toys are sold as untested and are not guaranteed to run unless otherwise noted in the lot description. - The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneers shall have absolute discretion as to who was the successful bidder or he may re-offer the disputed item for sale, if he so wishes. Please be aware that because of the bidding system that Live Auctioneers uses, you can lose a lot for the amount you have bid. If the auctioneer accepts a bid from an attending bidder or phone bidder before the internet bid, even if it is for the same amount, the item will sell to the attending bidder. Also, Lloyd Ralston Gallery has absolutely no access to your internet bid until it comes up on the screen as the item is being auctioned. We cannot manipulate or run your bid. Live Auctioneers only supplies your bid's next increment as it is needed. - Internet bidders must pay in full within 15 days of receiving your e-mail invoice. If, as an internet bidder, you have no intention of paying for any lots purchased, please don't bid. You will receive an unpaid item strike for each item purchased and be denied approval to bid in an auction in the future. - The auctioneers will accept a US Money Order for US dollars, a US check for US dollars, Paypal, or a credit card paid directly to us (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) as payment of each purchaser's account. There is a 13% Buyer's Premium. The buyer's premium is a fee charged to the buyer on each lot that is purchased. This fee exists because we are a bricks and mortar company that sells items taken in on consignment - we do not own the items for sale. We charge the owner a fee for selling the items for them just as we charge the buyer. The buyer's premium is arrived at by factoring in the fees charged to us by Live Auctioneers, Paypal and our credit card service. - Internet bidders who live in Connecticut are subject to the Connecticut 6% sales tax unless the bidder possesses a Sales Tax Exemption Number from any US state. - All sales are final. There will be no refunds issued beyond 30 days after the auction. We pay our consignors 30 days after the auction which means that if you have a legitimate problem with an item, you must let us know beforehand. Please bear this in mind when bidding on and paying for any items. Internet bid refunds will be at the discretion of the auctioneers. Refunds will not be given because of the condition of the original box. In the case of a refund due because of damage during shipping, the buyer will be refunded only when the auctioneers have been reimbursed by the professional shipping company. - Invoices for US buyers will be sent by e-mail through Live Auctioneers to internet bidders the Sunday or Monday after the auction. The shipping fee for US buyers will be an estimate of postage and insurance and a $5 handling fee per shipped box - not per lot purchased. We will pack as many lots as is reasonable in a box. We ship UPS ground. Also, we ship items out in a first-pay, first-ship basis. We strive to get everyone's purchases to them as soon as possible, but we cannot guarantee that your items will be shipped immediately upon receiving payment. - International buyers will receive an invoice of your purchases from us on the Monday or Tuesday after the sale through Live Auctioneers. We send a complete invoice with the shipping fee after we have packed the parcel to get an exact mailing fee. Because of Live Auctioneers & Paypal policies, we will only ship parcels internationally through the US Post Office Express Mail Service. This service provides a tracking number that is essential in case there is a dispute or missing parcel. There is a $5 handling fee per shipped parcel - not per lot purchased. We pack as many lots as possible in a parcel. So you are charged whatever the US Post Office Express Mail fee for your parcel is and the $5 handling fee. Also, please bear in mind that if you choose not to have your parcel declared and insured for its full true value, we are not liable for damage that occurs because of shipping. We will pack all items as safely and securely as possible, but cannot anticipate what happens when the parcel is en route. If it becomes damaged, and we cannot file a claim because of a lack of insurance and declared value, we are no longer responsible. - Invoices are sent to the e-mail address that you provide when registering for the auction. If that is no longer your current address, and we cannot get a message to you, you are responsible for contacting us. - The auctioneers are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. - The computer bidding process is not a perfect one. While we endeavor to execute the internet bidding as perfectly as possible, we are not responsible for missed internet bids caused by computer slowness or other variables. Also, please bear in mind that we are a bricks and mortar company running a live auction with attending bidders. Please ask any questions or express any concerns before you decide to participate. - Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these conditions. It is the buyer's responsibility to read and understand this information. Please contact us if you have a question or concern. LLOYD RALSTON GALLERY, Inc. guarantees the toys they sell, but cannot be responsible for interior repairs not visible without taking the toy apart or exact replacement parts created by contemporary craftsmen who are doing expert undetectable restorations. Missing pieces of toys and games not obvious without directions or knowledge of the toy or game are also not part of this guarantee. It must be understood that we cannot be responsible for minor age defects or hidden conditions. They will be sold in an "as is" condition. Original boxes were used to protect the items inside, so they are usually worn. The original box is not included in the grading of the toy. An original box described as "rough" should be considered as in very poor & distressed condition and may or may not be complete. It must be understood that toys were played with by children. Consequently, when a toy is graded C1, it has more flaws, such as rust, dents, worn tires, etc., than toys graded C6. However, the toys graded C6 might have these flaws also, but to a lesser degree. We do not grade a toy based on its rarity. If you have a specific question about a piece being auctioned and need more information than is listed in the catalog, please call or e-mail on a preview day and ask for assistance.
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