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1882 Western and Atlantic locomotive from a Lionel Sears general set of five model train cars, together estimated at $200-$400

All aboard! Turner has more model trains from single-owner collection, Jan. 29

1882 Western and Atlantic locomotive from a Lionel Sears general set of five model train cars, together estimated at $200-$400

1882 Western and Atlantic locomotive from a Lionel Sears general set of five model train cars, together estimated at $200-$400

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Turner Auctions + Appraisals will present Part 2 of the Armond Conti collection of model trains on Sunday, January 29, beginning at 10:30 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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1950s Marx sheet metal Coca-Cola stakebed delivery truck in red and yellow, 20in long. Coca-Cola decals on both sides say ‘Take some home Today.’ Est. $120-$250. Image courtesy of Stephenson’s Auction

All aboard for Stephenson’s summer toys and trains auction, July 17

1930s Lionel standard-gauge steam engine #385 with #384-T tender. G to VG condition. Est. $250-$500. Image courtesy of Stephenson’s Auction

1930s Lionel standard-gauge steam engine #385 with #384-T tender. G to VG condition. Est. $250-$500. Image courtesy of Stephenson’s Auction

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – On Sunday, July 17, Stephenson’s Auctioneers will conduct the 2022 edition of its popular Summer Trains & Toys Auction, featuring antique and vintage items from collections and estates through the Mid-Atlantic region. The sale will take place at the company’s spacious Bucks County gallery, with bidding available live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

To Stephen Turner, variety is the spice of auctions

 Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.


Stephen Turner holds a Book of Hours offered in a January 2022 auction that realized $14,000 plus the buyer’s premium. Image courtesy of Turner Auctions + Appraisals.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Stephen Turner, founder of Turner Auctions + Appraisals, hails from Canada and spent the early years of his career in the auction business working as an appraiser and specialist with auction houses in Vancouver and Victoria. After relocating to San Francisco in 1991, he worked for Butterfield & Butterfield, one of the country’s oldest auction houses, before and after it was acquired by eBay and then Bonhams. In 2004, Turner opened an auction and appraisal consulting firm, and, seven years ago, the company began hosting online-only auctions. His namesake firm specializes in fine arts, decorative arts, Asian and Southwest arts, toys, photography and prints, jewelry, militaria and books and manuscripts. Here is our recent conversation with Stephen Turner.

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