Why Choose Stout Auctions?
For over twenty years Stout Auctions has a proven track record to attain the MOST money for quality trains. We currently hold the world record price for a single train set set sold in a public auction setting. Also, almost every significant piece of Lionel history that has been offered at public auction has been through Stout Auctions. We specialize in large and small estate auctions but also accept exceptional items from individuals.
Stout Auctions is actively seeking quality trains, railroadiana and toys to be sold in upcoming auctions. The prices achieved at the auctions have always exceeded what any person or collector can offer for a collection. Without exception we have achieved anywhere from 30% to 300% over what the major dealers/collectors have offered for a complete collection. We have auction facilities in both Pennsylvania and Indiana for our high-end cataloged auctions that utilize our international mailing list. Our mailing and emailing list is unmatched by any other company. Stout Auctions specialize in the professional auctioneering of trains of all gauges, railroadiana, toys and farm real estate.
Upon the consignment of a collection our services include packing it up, cataloging/photographing, advertising the collection, selling it, and providing an inventory upon completion of the sale, . Once the collection is in our possession it is fully covered by Stout Auctions insurance. This insurance covers the collection against fire, water, theft, etc. which is included in our commission.
Our commission rate is very reasonable on quality collections. We advertise in many major toy, train, and antique publications. We are one of the only major Toy Train Auction Companies with major internet absentee bidding AND a full color online catalog that is also inclusive in the commission.Our online bidding platform continually provides us bidders in all fifty states and in over 18 countries around the globe. We always make payment to the owner in a timely manner on all sales.
We have sold many major collections for both collectors and for museums, including what is known as the largest train collection in the world. In some of our past auctions we have sold a world record standard gauge set for $253,000.000, an American Flyer Mayflower set for $121,000.00, a Lionel Hudson for a record $77,000.00, a Lionel Postwar boxcar for $74,250.00, a Lionel Boys Train for $72,000.00, several standard gauge sets over $30,000.00, a Lionel GG1 for $29,000.00, American Flyer cars for over $10,000.00, Empty boxes for over $10,000 each, rare paper for over $10,000.00, a Lionel F3 for $35,000.00, and a Lionel dealer layout for over $35,000.00.
Our staff is a group that is dedicated to toy trains. Selling toy trains is not just our job, it is our passion. Our involvement with toy trains does not end when we leave our business. Our staff has members active in the TCA, LCCA, TTOS, and other major clubs. We are collectors, operators, and enthusiasts that understand the joys and intricate knowledge that come with being involved in this hobby. We have experts in both Pre and Postwar toy trains as well as experts in modern toy trains and the technology associated with the newer items.
We look forward to hearing from you about selling a toy or train collection at auction. We can be reached at the above address or phone numbers. You may also contact us at our toll free telephone number 1-800-953-8697 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.