Friday, June 08, 2012
How much are old model railway magazines worth ?
MRJ tends to have some value, probably 50% of the cover price unless you have a very old or rare copy, Issue 0 tends to do somewhere over a fiver on eBay, but even the modern ones will do 3 quid each.
If it's a mag I have a piece in then obviously the value starts at priceless and works skyward. A complete set of Hornby Mags is said by some to be worth more than Lichtenstein.
Railway Modellers ? Can't give 'em away if you look at the piles of unloved issues cluttering most club second hand stalls. Being the biggest seller in the market and that market being full of people who don't throw precious toy train literature away, there are millions available.
Which is why the auction held at the Leamington Locke & England on 28th April was a surprise. Looking at the shallow box containing at most 3 years worth of mags from the 1970's, I expected to see NS (No Sale) noted in my Dads brochure. Instead there had been a veritable bidding was which left the happy owner £15 (including buyers premium) worse off and with a heavy pile to carry out back on the bus.