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.
If you want any of these
items, email me an offer of price and the date you want to buy
each item. 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
This page lists the used Gilbert American Flyer
accessories in the collection. She's still working to
complete the list and to provide pictures. I have only just
begun to upload the pictures I have. If you're interested,
check back often! If you see some things you might be
interested in, email me to request pictures.
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"). Unless otherwise noted, the
TCA ratings given on this page are based on the one and only
picture I have of the accessory, which is shown here on this
page. Additional pictures are available if you need
Separate pages show:
- recent American
Flyer boxcars made by Lionel.
She and her mother are almost certain that none of these items
have ever been out of the box.
- a list (with pictures) of
freight cars in the collection made by other
American Models, Crown Models, Lionel, and others.
hundreds of used Gilbert Flyer items in the collection: engines,
accessories (this page). 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!
Gilbert Flyer Accessories for sale are as follows; pictures are
35 set of three Brakemen with lanterns, C-6/C-7,
708 Air Chime Whistle Control Unit; I don't know whether
it works; buy it as-is for $2.00.
708 Diesel Horn Control Unit;
I don't know whether it works; buy it as-is for $3.00.
plastic Aircraft Beacon, C-4, $10.
769A Aircraft Beacon,
C-6/C-7, $60. She has two of them.
769A Aircraft Beacon,
C-5/C-6, $25. Tower is tarnished.