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Stout Auctions of West Middlesex, Pa is honored to have been selected to sell the Bob Ford Lionel Postwar train collection. Part I of the collection will be sold on January 28, 2017 and Part II will be sold in 2017, date to be announced. A printed color catalog will be available. Bob Ford, TCA #82-18470, has been collecting trains since 1980 when he saved his childhood trains from a garage sale his parents were planning. Bob assembled his collection as a family hobby along with his wife Kay and son Rob. The Bob Ford collection is recognized as one of the premiere Lionel Postwar collections based on his commitment to search out the very best quality in original condition and his dedication to identify all variations including rare examples and prototypes. His Postwar collection is expansive and includes; boxed sets, locomotives, motorized items, rolling stock, accessories, separate sale and service station items with many mint in their original boxes. Bob had a passion for military and space items and his favorite is a factory sealed 1591 military set. Bob enjoyed sharing his in depth knowledge with fellow collectors and valued the friendships he developed over the years. There will be a total of 500 lots, which can be viewed on our web site at stoutauctions.com. Please continue to check as we put up additional lots up to 500. Please contact us by phone 724-528-1500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Information: Payment may be made by cash, cashiers check (or other guaranteed funds), money order, personal check or credit cards. We do NOT accept Paypal or other electronic payment services. Payments for attending bidders are to be made the day of the auction with all items removed that day. Payment for an auction item that is received by Stout Auctions more than 14 days after the auction date voids all rights to returns, for any reason.
Shipping Terms: All shipments are shipped by UPS within US borders. Orders outside the US are shipped by the US Postal Service. Actual shipping charges plus the cost of the packing and materials are added to the invoices. Please be patient, we ship thousands of items and it does take some time to properly pack your new purchase. We want it to arrive safely!
Buyer's Premium Information:
Buyer's premiums are as follows:
Internet bidding buyers premium is 19%. Buyers premium is 16% if paying by check or cash.
Phone bidders buyers premium is 19%. Buyers premium is 16% if paying by check or cash.
In house, attending bidders buyers premium is 13%. Buyers premium is 10% if paying by check or cash.
Sales Tax Information:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless exemption is allowed under the laws regulating such tax. Out of state buyers are not required to pay Pennsylvania sales tax for absentee purchases. Attending bidders are required to pay sales tax unless exemption is allowed under the laws regulating such tax.
Rule No. 1 for grading: WE DO NOT TEST ANY ITEM TO OPERATE OR RUN. Although most items will operate nicely that we sell, we grade and sell only on the exterior appearance of the item, not on it's ability to operate or run. No exceptions to this rule. These are used toys and trains and in many cases decades old.
Grading is as follows:
C1 Junk-parts value only
C2 Restoration required
C3 Poor- requires major body repair: heavily scratched, major rust, missing parts, major restoration candidate
C4 Fair-scratched: moderate, paint loss, dented, missing parts, surface rust, evidence of heavy use
C5 Good- sign of play wear: with scratches and minor paint loss, small dents, minor surface rust, evidence of heavy use
C6 Very good: minor scratches and paint nicks, minor spots of surface rust, free of dents, may have minor parts replaced
C7 Excellent-all original: minute scratches and paint nicks, no rust, no missing parts, no distortion of component parts
C8 Like New-complete all original: No rust, no missing parts, may show affects of being on display and/or age, may have been run
C9 Factory New-brand new: all original, unused, may evidence factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory
C10 Mint-brand new: all original, unused and unblemished
Grading was done strictly and by appearance of the item, not boxes and not running ability. We do NOT guarantee running ability of any item. Absolutely no returns are accepted on items graded C5 or lower or marked with sold as is or general condition or on items marked as restored. After 30 days we will not accept returns under any circumstances, including items that may be described differently due to new technologies or information. Stout Auctions makes a reasonable effort to represent authenticity, originality, and grade of items with maximum accuracy at the time of the sale. Payment for an auction item that is received by Stout Auctions more than 14 days after the auction date voids all rights to returns, for any reason. After 30 days, any issue with an auction item must be resolved through the consignor of the items and NOT Stout Auctions.