Stout Auction of West Middlesex, PA is honored to have been selected to sell the John G. Schleicher Ives train and memorabilia collection.  John is a personal friend since 1983 and we have a lot of fond memories in train collecting over the past 39 years.  John was very persistent and patient in searching out the absolute best original condition examples he could find.  His attention to detail is evident by the high quality and completeness of his train collection. John had a real passion in assembling his incredible Ives collection, which focused on the time period 1900-1915.  He is recognized as having one of the finest and most extensive collection of early Ives O gauge trains, accessories and paper, based on condition and rarity.  John is a member of the Ives Society, TCA #83-19911 and past TCA president of the Southern Division. The first 210 lots will feature John’s Ives collection.

The remainder of the auction will feature Ives wide gauge, Lionel prewar standard gauge and O gauge, Lionel postwar trains and accessories from the estate of Richard A. Hofmeister and Tony Battaglia. Also featured in this sale will be a great selection of trains and toys from the Ted Valis and other collectors.  This will be a diverse sale from various manufacturers including; Marx, Dorfan, Arcade, Fandor, Hornby, Marklin and others. Please plan to attend this outstanding sale or join us online.  For more information, please call 724-528-1500 or email The auction catalog is complete. If you would like to set up phone bidding please contact us by March 31st, 2022.

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