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The reason this happened is because most people are not aware that the prices listed in these books are the prices that a dealer would charge a customer for these trains. These listed values are not what these trains are worth, and indeed, most experienced collectors will not pay more than half of the value that is shown in these guides. The only exceptions to this rule would be when a collector really needed a particular train for their collection or the piece is in MINT Condition.
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The novice collector, or someone who simply wants to determine the worth of a train that has been running beneath the family Christmas tree for generations, is somewhat at a disadvantage. He or she may lack long-term experience in train collecting, and probably hasn't developed contacts who might help answer questions. That being the case, the most viable alternative remains the published price guide.
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Whether you are a new collector or you just want to update your information you may wonder, "How do I find the value of an antique toy train? There are several steps involved in finding the value of your antique train. Each is important to the final value.
Check the attic and raid your parents' basement — these playthings from your past are worth a small fortune now. Ahhhh, the '80s. Bonus dollars if they are in their original packaging.
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What are my old model trains worth? It's a common question with a complicated answer. There are three good methods to place a value on model trains or any other collectible.
Model railway valuations are determined by a number of important factors. Sometimes the serial number on the side of a locomotive can make a massive difference to a model train value. Similarly, the condition of the model and its box will significantly affect its ultimate valuation. Ultimately, though, an old train sets value is determined by the market itself — and what someone is willing to pay for it.