I am helping a lady sell
her late father's collection on behalf of her mother. She's
in no rush to sell so you can buy things in batches over the
coming months. Her primary interest is that they go to
people who will appreciate them as much as her father did.
The whole collection has been kept in an air conditioned
outbuilding with a dehumidifier.
This page lists the used
Gilbert American Flyer engines in the collection. She's
still working to complete the list and to provide pictures.
I have only just begun to upload those pictures. If you're
interested, check back often! If you see some things you
might be interested in, email me to request pictures. There are
also nine boxes of track.
I don't have any of the engines
shown on this page; these are pictures she sent me. If you
are interested in any of these items, email me at
email@example.com and I will have her ship them to me so
I can verify condition and we'll negotiate prices that are fair to
both you and the widow. Please include your address so I can
calculate shipping charges and send you an invoice with the
In some cases, I show 2008 Greenberg book values for
reference purposes, but these should not be interpreted as asking
prices. Make an offer she can't refuse! Email me:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your address so
we can calculate shipping charges and send you an invoice with the
Very few of these used Gilbert items are of
collector quality (TCA C-7 and above). Some are what I call
nice operator quality (C-6), but most are C-5, and some are of
lower quality ("well-weathered"). This web page
will provide TCA ratings as they become available.
- about 100 of the recent American
Flyer engines and cars made by Lionel.
She and her mother are almost certain that none of these items
have ever been out of the box.
- hundreds of used Gilbert
Flyer items in the collection: engines (this page), freight
There are also nine boxes of track, roadbed, and switches.
She's still working on the list and pictures of those. I
have only just begun to upload those pictures; if you're
interested, check back often!
- a list (with pictures) of
freight cars in the collection made by other
American Models, Marx, Lionel, and Littletown.
some pictures of used Gilbert Flyer engines from the collection.