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Antique & Vintage Toys and Trains Auctions: Things to Know!

Do you have some toys, games or figurines, new or old, and you are considering selling them to make money? With toys, there is always an emotional bondage and memories associated which makes them hard to sell. However, once you have decided, here to go about toy auctions:

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Find out the Value

Before going ahead for vintage toy auctions, find out what the value of the toy is. Some knowledge about the condition can be useful when you are researching its value.  Finding out about the value of the similar item can help you well.

Clean the Well

Once you have decided to say goodbye to the prized possessions, you need to pack them up. But before that, you need to clean them thoroughly. They will be fine and presentable in a sealed box; however, the box may look neat and presentable too.

For those toys that are more used, you need to get the toothbrush, a clean paint-brush, and other tools. Some water may be required alongside to clean them up properly. The missing stickers on the toys will leave a residue so you need a suitable solution which would not damage the surface of the toy. When you are done, you need to leave them overnight for drying.

Look For Spares Online

If the toys need some overhauling, be prepared for the same. Missing sticker and parts can be checked online. Missing accessories can be found online as well.  Incomplete toys will not be able to fetch good value in the online toy auctions.

Take Clear Images

Your existing smartphone won’t be good for this. Make use of DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. If you have these, use them to fullest.

If there is significant damage, you need to make sure that you are taking good photos of the affected area as well.  Give the buyer all the information they need so that they don’t get any excuse to back-out.

When you are taking photographs, make sure that it looks best and is boxed. The images should be in uniform lighting and white background before going for antique toy auctions.

Train Auctions

Toy trains can also be sold in model train auctions. But, before you can sell them, you need to make them ready for sales. If the model train set is incomplete, get the missing accessories. Then clean it and take clear images and put a suitable price before going for online model train auctions.

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Bronstein Auction Co   /   01/23/2020 @ 05:30 PM
It is going to be another great week at Bronstein Auction Co, Orlando's friendliest and most professionally run auction house! Thursday January 23rd 2020 5:30PM We have a lot of quality vintage and modern furniture, collectibles, electronics, glassware, artwork, memorabilia and more from local estates to be sold at live public auction.We have auctions every Thursday night at 5:30PM and the first and third Saturday at 5:30PM and we open up the doors for registration and inspection at...
Longwood, FL
Big Al's Auction  /   01/23/2020 @ 09:30 PM
The auction will be open for bidding on January 18th and close on Thursday, January 23rd.Judy's Antique store served the Cowlitz Country (Longview and then Kalama) since the mid-70's. When she got sick, she put everything in storage and was going to sell from home until she got better. She passed before doing many sales and we are honored to represent the family and her memory by selling the diverse antiques she carried.We'll be downloading photos over the next week. Please watch...
Vancouver, WA ONLINE
Gateway Gallery Auction  /   01/25/2020 @ 10:00 AM
Model Trains & AccessoriesWill sell at GATEWAY GALLERY AUCTION - 643 Kriner Rd, Chambersburg, PA on:Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 AMMODEL TRAINS: (478) Cataloged lots – most boxed unless noted - featuring Walthers: 6 Pack Gold Line AEPX Bethgons, 4 Pack B&LE Ore Jennies; Bachmann Plus: Western Maryland F7A #234 and F7B #408 Both Powered Modern Lionel: 38664 Lionel Lines 4-4-2 Loco and Tender W/Whistle/Smoke, 15051 L/L Boxcar, 36519 L/L Lighted...
Chambersburg, PA ONLINE
Riverside Realty & Auction, Inc.   /   01/26/2020 @ 01:00 AM
Welcome to our first auction of 2020! We are excited for the new year. This online only auction features antiques and collectibles as well as furniture and many other items.Auction Dates: Bidding for this auction will run from January 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM to January 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM.Preview: Items up for auction may be previewed during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Items up for auction are located at 2834 Riverside Drive, North Tazewell, VA 24630. Items may...
Tazewell, VA ONLINE
Gateway Gallery Auction  /   02/17/2020 @ 10:00 AM
Public Auction Live & OnlineModern Furnishings, Tall Case Clocks, Costume Jewelry, Modern Doll Collection, Photography Items, Button Collection, Toys and Personal PropertyWill sell for the Baylor Estate of Waynesboro and others at Gateway Gallery Auction – 643 Kriner Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 on:Monday – February 17 at 10:00 AMFURNITURE:  Victorian Settee; tea table; tiered stand; hutches/display cabinets; bookcases; Victorian folding table; metal/glass stand;...
Chambersburg, PA ONLINE