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    Default Help me determine value.

    I’ve been told that these cars are worth a lot more than the other states that came out.
    What I know is there is one issued for each state with this one being the first one isssued.
    Does anybody know what they are worth now?

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    Car has been sold on eBay for between $75 and $170 recently. In the past they've gone for more than twice that. Just depends on when you go to sell it and if anyone is looking for that car.

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    I have one as well and was planning to list for $120 or so (and would drop over time if it does not sell)... Depends on how long you are willing to wait -- if you list at $150+ you will wait longer (maybe forever)... If you ask $75 you will sell very fast I think...

    FWIW - This full 50 car set + caboose and A-B Locomotive just sold for $380 but that is a bit of a bargain price -- seems that the sets are selling for $450 to $550+ generally.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MicroTrains...x/392164224301

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    What's so special about that specific car?
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    It was the first car released in the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac View Post
    I have one as well and was planning to list for $120 or so (and would drop over time if it does not sell)... Depends on how long you are willing to wait -- if you list at $150+ you will wait longer (maybe forever)... If you ask $75 you will sell very fast I think...
    Just saw one pop up on eBay this morning for $110,,,,is that you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    Just saw one pop up on eBay this morning for $110,,,,is that you?
    Nope have not listed it yet -- finally been selling some of my extras / duplicates and have been doing pretty well so have a bit of cash in Paypal. I just sell enough to keep buying more stuff

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    It only takes luck, timing, and two crazy bidders on Ebay to make something look more valuable than it is. Good luck. It is consistent though that prices run better (higher for the seller) in fall-winter than in spring-summer for all model rail stuff. I always recommend doing the advanced search and seeing what listings have been out there for what I'm looking for, how many bids, final price, etc. before I list anything, and that gives you a pretty good feel for a market (or lack of it).
    I had some Franklin Mint stuff of my fathers that I thought might get something, and it's failed miserably. Nothing collects dust like something called collectible. But I also unloaded a whole lot of my fathers estate collection of oriental wood carvings over time, that that came out quite well.
    Randgust N scale kits web page at www.randgust.com

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    Congrats on selling this for $80. That is definitely a reasonable price if you want to sell one of these cars relatively quickly these days.

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