Over & Above Auctions has railroad collection on fast track for Nov. 1


B&O Lamberton divided plate, Scammell’s, Trenton Centenary, 10¾ inches diameter.
Estimate $250-$450. Over & Above Online Auctions image

TIMONIUM – The next auction for Over & Above Online Auctions will be a collaborative effort with their affiliate, Richard Opfer Auctioneering Inc.  This auction is a single-owner collection of train and railroad collectibles.  Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The collection consists of a varied selection of railroad china and service pieces. There are B&O Shenango and Lamberton pieces, as well as B&O “Capitol” service pieces. Other railroads are well represented in this collection, including Santa Fe, Amtrak, Delaware & Hudson, Denver Rio Grande, Chesapeake and Ohio, and Chicago and Northwestern. Additionally, there are many silver-plated service items, including flatware, coffee and teapots. The collection also includes a variety of railroad linens and glassware, everything related to dining on a train.


Pennsylvania Railroad water pitcher, silver-plated metal and glass, Broadway pattern with etched keystone, International Silver Co. Estimate $200-$400. Over & Above Online Auctions image

Additionally, there is a variety of railroad signage, including milepost signs, destination signs, and number board signs. The collection also includes a fine assortment of lanterns, railroad tools, photographs and images, books and many items for the railroad or train enthusiast.


Norfolk & Western railroad sign, painted metal, 24 inches diameter. Estimate $250-$450. Over & Above Online Auctions image

This collection features a nice assortment of Lionel trains for all levels of collecting. There are several early standard gauge trains, and many O gauge engines and cars.


Six-piece Lionel train set 1520W, includes #2245 Texas Special F-3 A&B Units, 2432 Lionel Lines Vistadome car, #2434 Pullman, #2435 Pullman, #2436 Observation car
Estimate. $200-$400. Over & Above Online Auctions image

Some are prewar, early trains while still others are more contemporary MTH Rail King models.


Five-piece O Gauge Ives train set, circa 1931, includes #257 steam engine, #259 tender, two #1690 Pullman cars, #1691 observation car, original boxes, booklet.
Estimate: $125-$250. Over & Above Online Auctions image

The auction will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the gallery of Richard Opfer Auctioneering – 1919 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD  21093. This is will be a live auction as well as an online auction.   The auction will begin with several noncataloged “discovery” items, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The cataloged portion of the auction will begin at 5 p.m.