BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Toy train collectors, this is your signal: SJ Auctioneers will host a sale titled Prewar-Postwar Trains Vehicles Toys and Dolls on October 17, starting at 4 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Featured brands include Lionel, Ives and American Flyer.
Choice offerings include a Lionel postwar 45N automated gateman with boxed 41 accessory contactor with lighting function, and described as being in good condition. It is estimated at $45–$5,000. Another notable Lionel piece bearing the same estimate is a prewar 85 telegraph pole model railway accessory, B82-53, which also features an extension arm.
Toy train car selections on offer include a Lionel 1947 limited edition Tuscan red painted caboose, estimated at $300-$5,000, and also a Lionel prewar #252 train set with two 603 Pullmans and a 604 observation car, estimated at $160-$5,000.
Vintage accessory buildings sure to turn collectors’ heads include a handsome Lionel prewar #134 waiting room, estimated at $50-$5,000, and a pair of Lionel prewar 184-A 1 bungalows in two variations: one has a tree painted on one side and vines painted on the other, while the second has trees painted on both sides. The pair carry an estimate of $60-$5,000.
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