This item is being sold with no reserve.
To avoid putting California bidders at a disadvantage, I pay sales tax out of the proceeds of all my sales; I consider it part of my overhead expense.
Shipping cost includes insurance and delivery confirmation so you can track it. Because I ship a lot, I qualify for discounted postage rates and I pass on the savings to you. And I pack things as lightly as possible, in the smallest box I can find, to minimize shipping costs. Be aware, however, that ebay adds a 10% fee on all shipping costs. Please do not pay for this item until you receive an invoice from me. That will enable me to determine the lowest possible shipping cost to your location.
If you could use some freight cars to go with it, I have available a good number to choose from.
Check my other auctions; I will gladly ship multiple purchases together to save you shipping costs. I will send an invoice with combined shipping after you notify me that you will be buying no more items. Please do not pay for this item until you receive that invoice from me. Items shipped together must all be purchased within a 7-day period.
I have hundreds of other train items from this and other estates - engines,cars, track, switches, etc. - in HO, N, S, and O scale. I also have a selection of O/S Scale Plasticville buildings, accessories, and parts, most of which are not manufactured today and hence are not available from parts suppliers. Most of these are listed on my website, . Are there any particularitems you need or would like? If I have them, I can list them on ebay first and will combine shipping to minimize your cost (as long as you pay for this auction and the others at the same time). It doesn't matter to me which order I list them in, so I'll let youtell me.
(Note for my recordkeeping: this is from Harlan's estate.