November 20th, 2015 West Middlesex, PA (click here to view online catalog and bidding) (Click here to download a PDF text only catalog listing)
Stout Auctions is proud to offer a fantastic auction of modern era trains, accessories, toys and books. This will be a diverse auction with a large variety of manufacturers. This sale will include Lionel modern era, Lionel Classics-O gauge and standard gauge, MTH Rail King, MTH Tinplate Traditions, T-Reproductions, McCoy standard gauge, Williams, K-Line, Atlas, Weaver, American Flyer S gauge by Lionel and S Helper, scale O gauge freight cars and other manufacturers. The trains will feature a large selection of Frisco Railroad locos and rolling stock. The selection of toys will include Corgi, John Deere, International and Case tractors by Ertl and Hess trucks. Most of the trains and toys are factory new in original boxes. For more information on this event please email katy@stoutauctions or call 724-528-1500.
November 21st, 2015 West Middlesex, PA : Part 2 of the Frank Petruzzo Collection (click here to view online catalog and bidding) (Click here to download a PDF text only catalog listing)
Stout Auctions of West Middlesex, PA is honored to offer Part II of the Frank Petruzzo train collection.
Frank Petruzzo was a member of the TCA since 1972, a member of the Lionel Collectors Club of America, and an officer in the Midwest TCA Division. After assembling a quality collection of O gauge Lionel trains that was subsequently sold, Frank set his sights on Lionel Standard Gauge Pre War Trains and accessories. Driven to build a collection that would recreate a pre-war Lionel showroom, Frank relentlessly upgraded his Classic Period Standard Gauge collection, which eventually was quoted in the TMK Price Guide as being: É not just great. It might just be the greatest. Frank knew the importance of sharing knowledge with both current and future collectors. He was both gratuitous and grateful in sharing his collection in the Dec 1990 Classic Toy Trains Magazine, McComas and Tuohy's Classic Toy Train Layouts of America Video, Part VI, as well as other publications. Frank succumbed to heart disease and diabetes complications in 1994, but his memory lives on through his collection; the friendships he made; his dedication to the hobby; his commitment to variations, original condition and rarity; and his fascination with the quirky - for example, the famous Petruzzo Coal Train.
Frank's wife, Shirley, shared his passion and fittingly his entire collection has remained on display, intact and untouched for 20 years. It is now available to you -- the current and next generation of collectors -- in its entirety and exclusively through Stout Auctions. Frank always wondered, what people do if they didn't have a hobby, so we thank you for your consideration as these pieces of history start a new journey. There is a color catalog if you would like to order one please contact 724-528-1500 or email email@example.com