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Auctioneer Mountain Valley Auction Group LLC 540-476-3309
Auction Date Jun 30 Auction
100 E Liberty St
Martinsburg, WV
Time 09:00AM
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The John H. Meyer Collection Auction

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Memorabilia and Model Railroad Collection

Saturday June 30, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

Held at the historic Martinsburg Roundhouse in Martinsburg WV across the tracks from the Caperton Train Station

For decades the late John H. Meyer devoted his spare time and money to collecting just about anything related to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.  His collection is quite diverse and includes over 60 pieces of dining car china and 25 pieces of silver service; 175 B&O postcards; large quantity of paper items like rule books, stock certificates, tickets, passes, menus, old magazines etc; over 90 lanterns, tools, locks and hardware; signs and advertising; old photographs; hundreds of railroad history books and videos; art, and even railroad recipes. If you have even a passing interest in trains or the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad you owe it to yourself to visit this auction.

Mr. Meyer also collected HO scale locomotives, cabooses, and cars and built an HO scale model railroad layout with exquisite detail. This model railroad collection includes over 400 pieces of mostly B&O rolling stock in HO Scale including many vintage and brass pieces. Some of the pieces in this collection are very old and hard to find. Also included are the layout itself along with HO Scale buildings and vehicles

Mountain Valley Auction Group has been contracted to sell the model railroad collection and railroadiana in a live/online simulcast auction on June 30, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM.  The auction will be held at the historic B&O Roundhouse in Martinsburg WV right across the tracks from the Caperton train station.  Preview will be Friday June 29 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM. Shipping will be available at the buyers expense for online bidders.

We will sell in Catalog Order with Model Railroad Collection selling first followed by Railroadiania beginning a little before noon.  Over 3,000 photos available at this link:

WV Auctioneers License # 2301

Terms And Conditions: 

Buyers Premium and Sales Tax: The Buyer's Premium of 10% will be added to each successful bid for onsite buyers and 13% for online buyers to determine the total sale price. There will be no sales tax charged for this auction.

Payment: Cash, Credit Card, or Good Check are approved methods of payment. Payment must be made in full the day of the auction and items may not be removed from the auction site until paid for. Online bidders will be contacted after the auction to arrange payment.

Shipping: Shipping will be available for online buyers at the buyers expense. Mountain Valley Auction Group will package items and deliver to either UPS, FEDEX, or USPS. There will be a packaging and handling fee of $5 per lot plus actual shipping charges. Please remember that large and heavy items may be very expensive to ship.  Mountain Valley Auction Group will make every effort to ship items in a timely manner but due to the large quantity of items in this auction it may take a week or two to complete all packaging and shipping. If the customer wishes to make other shipping arrangements all items must be removed from the auction site within 6 hours of the end of the auction and after that all items will need to be picked up at the Mountain Valley Auction Group office in Dayton VA. Any items not picked up after 10 days will be considered abandoned property and will be disposed of accordingly.

Merchandise: All Items Are Sold AS IS, WHERE IS, WITHOUT GUARANTEE. We urge you to examine all items carefully and satisfy yourself as to the condition and bid accordingly. We will not be accepting returns or providing refunds.

Preview: All of the items will be available to preview at the auction site on June 29th from 2 PM to 8 PM. A test track will be set up so you can test locomotives. Please satisfy yourself as to the condition of each item before placing your bids.

Condition: We have included multiple high quality photographs in the online listing and we urge you to examine them closely to ascertain the condition of the item. Condition details are offered as courtesy to bidders, and are opinions only, not statements of fact, and do not imply any warranty concerning condition, or any assumption of liability. Lot announcements, listings, photographs, and catalog information are for descriptive purposes only. All announcements made on the day of the auction by the auctioneer supersede any other previously announced or published materials.

Bidding: The highest bidder for each item shall be the buyer, and if any dispute arises as to any bidding, or between two or more bidders, the auctioneer will have sole discretion to determine the successful bidder, or the disputed lot shall be offered again at the last undisputed bid and resold. The auction record kept by Auctioneer and Clerk is final.

Buyers are responsible for their items after being pronounced the winning bidder but may not take possession of the items until payment has been made in full.

Liability: View and bid at your own risk. Mountain Valley Auction Group LLC is not responsible for injury or damage of any kind, to anything or anyone, while previewing, bidding, loading out, or conducting business. By placing a bid, you agree to hold Mountain Valley Auction Group LLC and its agents harmless regardless of opinion.

Auctioneers Announcement: The auctioneer reserves the right to accept bids on behalf of internet bidders, absentee bidders, the seller, or himself. The auctioneer reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and in all cases of dispute the auctioneer’s decision shall be final. All announcements made by the auctioneer on sale day take precedent over any printed material or previous advertising.

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