Are Model Railroader Mags from the 30's and 40's worth anything?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by who_dat73, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. who_dat73

    who_dat73 Member

    I was given about 10 boxes of old model RR mags by a lady from her late husband they date back as far as the oldest I have so far is a June 1936 Vol. 3 No. 6 the binding is a little bad and torn on this one but for the age its in really good condition the rest go from the 30's 40's on up to the 80's all in pretty good condition she said her husband would read them put them in the box and when it was full set it up in the rafters..
    I asked at the club if anybody wanted them and they all agreed to sell them to raise money for the club what yall think they worth the trouble of selling them one at a time or just take a year by year and sell them in lots??
    I am open to any and all suggestions and thoughts on what I should ask for in price range and how you think I should go about it be it take them to the spring and fall meet or auction them or what not!!
    Thanks Mike
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    you can try on ebay...

    But I have gone to train shows and people are giving these away for free. My brother has a garage full that he got for free, and he can't seem to unload them short of give them away.

  3. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    How about an ad in one of the model railroad publications?
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    most of the old MRR's are worth there wait in mulch.there more valuable as a casual reading like mine.i couldnt give them away,but a few of them still have very useful info.i find myself rummaging through them alot,now that i've started my they may be old but the info never is outdated.--josh
  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Another idea - donate them to either seniors or youth...

  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Sol long as you retain an interest in the ideas of others, nothing is ever outdated.

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