AmbroseBauer Trains, LLC
The Nation's Foremost Marketplace of Toy Trains & Toy Train Auctions
  Post   Office   Box   14537,   Pittsburgh    Pennsylvania    15234  
  Telephone: 412 - 833-1700 Fax: 412 - 833-1170 E-mail: ambrosebauer@comcast.net  

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At AmbroseBauer Trains, our goal is to be the nation’s foremost marketplace of Lionel and American Flyer Trains. Our slogan is “By Collectors, For Collectors” because that is what we are, "Collectors." Paul V. Ambrose, a lifelong Lionel Post-War Collector, Author of numerous Greenberg Books and Classic Toy Train Magazine articles, and the only Collector chosen by Lionel to inventory its Post-War Archives, and Drew J. Bauer, a Collector of quality Post-War Lionel and MPC Trains since the 1970s, one of the largest Sellers of Toy Trains on e-bay, and a Contributor to most of the Books written on Lionel Post-War Trains, have joined together as principals in AmbroseBauer Trains to offer Collectors an honest forum and the opportunity to maximize the value they can receive for their Toy Train Collections and Items.

AmbroseBauer Trains is different from those that specialize in the sale or auction of Toy Trains in that unlike the others, We wrote the Books on Toy Trains™. We are acknowledged experts in this Hobby. Over the past three decades, millions of dollars of Toy Trains have passed through our hands. Furthermore, our combined knowledge spans all areas of collecting, and we have written authoritative Books and Articles about many facets of the Toy Train Hobby. No one else in this Hobby has sold as many Toy Trains as we have and have been acknowledged by our peers as experts in Toy Trains. This is just one reason why we should be your first choice where to purchase or sell your Toy Train Collection or Item.

AmbroseBauer Trains is different in that when we say an item is Original in a Premium Internet Auction, we guarantee it to be Original. We also guarantee the item to be the variation listed and from the manufacturer listed. Over the past couple of years, several large Auction Houses have sold considerable numbers of fake Lionel Trains as original because they did not have any expert knowledge as to Toy Trains. One Auction House in Michigan sold over thirty fake FM and F-3 Diesels as Original Lionel Post-War items, not to mention many LTI Classic Items sold as Original Pre-War Items. Another Auction House more recently in Eastern Pennsylvania sold nearly $75,000 of fake items as Original Lionel variations. AmbroseBauer Trains is proud to be the only significant Seller or Auction House devoted to Toy Trains to guarantee our Items to be Originalthat are in our Premium Auctions in writing as part of our standard Terms and Conditions. No one else can offer such a guarantee in writing as to the originality of an item because no other Seller or Auction House devoted to Toy Trains is as acknowledged an expert in the Toy Train Hobby as AmbroseBauer Trains

For Buyers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains, LLC is different because we don’t believe in the principal of caveat emptor. We share our knowledge with customers so that all items are properly identified as to their variation and the existence and/or condition of their Original Boxes. Items that we list for sale have multiple detailed photos so that you can see every relevant view of the item and make your own determination as to its Condition. We also grade each item to our understanding of the old TCA Grading Standards used by most Collectors. We are different because we want Collectors to be able to bid our items on the Internet with the confidence that they will actually get what they think they are bidding and for which they are making payment.

2345 SetFor Buyers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains is different because we offer several different channels to buy Toy Trains. Almost each month, we hold separate Pre-War/Post-War and Modern Scheduled Internet Auctions that feature 200/350 Lots of High Quality Toy Trains. Our Scheduled Auctions feature AuctionsBy™, our exclusive On-Line Bidding System on our WebSite, that allows LIVE Internet Bidding without any extra surcharges that are charged by many of the other Toy Train Auction Houses.

For Buyers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains is different because we offer AuctionsBy™, an exclusive On-Line Bidding System that allows Bidders to place bids on our Lots while the Auction is being conducted without any surcharge. Accordingly, our Buyers can save at least five percent by not paying the surcharges that are charged by many of the other Auction Houses and still have the ability to follow the actual bidding on our Lots while the Auction is being conducted. At AmbroseBauer Trains, we are different because no one will know your bids until it is time for the Auction of that Lot to begin.

For Sellers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains is different in that we add value to the Toy Trains that we sell on behalf of others. We properly identify each item to maximize its value as well as guarantee its originality. Certain Auction Houses, although they claim to have professional staffs or extensive knowledge as to Toy Trains or Toy Train variations, have continually throughout the years misidentified Toy Trains and valuable variations of those Toy Trains. For example, an extremely valuable item worth more than $30,000.00 was sold for only a few thousand dollars because it was misidentified by an Auction House who in fact did not have a professional staff or the extensive knowledge as to Toy Trains or Toy Train variations that it had advertised. Other Auction Houses have also recently cost their Clients tens of thousands of dollars because in fact they did not know Toy Trains. Of course, Auction Houses are not the only ones who do not know as much about Toy Trains as they claim. One Dealer a few years ago relied on a Price Guide, of which we did not have any involvement, and priced a rare Box Car using that Guide. The Box Car immediately sold for the price the Dealer had placed on it and within thirty days it was re-sold for a $25,000.00 profit. You will never hear these type of stories about the Auctions AmbroseBauer Trains conduct because we know Toy Trains and their valuable variations. After all, We Wrote the Books on Toy Trains.

6828 RedFor Sellers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains is different in that we know how to properly lot and sell your Toy Trains through several different channels to maximize their value and total return to you. Because we have been among the largest buyers from the Auction Houses over the past several years, we know how to execute a better and more professional service for our Clients to maximize the value they can receive for their Toy Train Collections and Items.

For Sellers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains is different because we have the most knowledgeable customers. Over the past ten years, we have sold Toy Trains to over 10,000 individual customers. Not only do we have the most Internet bidders of any Toy Train Marketplace, we also know what it takes to successfully sell Toy Trains over the Internet. We understand that it takes more than just an Internet Connection to sell Toy Trains.

Heinz CarFor Sellers of Toy Trains, AmbroseBauer Trains is different because we offer nationwide pick-up and packing services, complete and thorough contracts, payment for our scheduled Auctions made out of a trust-account supervised by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and fully-detailed inventory lists available through our exclusive Consigner Log In on our website. We also fully-insure our consignments. Our staff is built on the foundation of long-term Train Collectors, many of whom have been our customers for decades.

Finally, AmbroseBauer Trains is different because we offer what is in short supply in many places in the Toy Train Hobby: competence.

Thank you for considering AmbroseBauer Trains for the sale of your Toy Trains. Our Middle Name is Toy Train Auctions (i.e. www.toytrainauctions.com).

AmbroseBauer Trains
Post Office Box 14537
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
ambrosebauer@comcast.net


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Note: Private Auctions are conducted by Drew J. Bauer, Esquire as attorney in fact. Drew is a member of the Bars of the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

 

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