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Old 02-20-2018, 06:13 PM   #1
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Pullman Car Model (ca. 1885 or so) featured on Antiques Roadshow

Amazing Pullman Parlor Car model, ca. approx 1885 ...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/sea...85--201703A09/

Incredible detail throughout, including the interior!!!
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:47 PM   #2
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Amazing
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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I happened to be awake and watching Antiques Roadshow the
other night and saw the model Pullman observation coach with a$15,000 appraisal. It was certainly of museum quality and one that any railroad museum would be glad to display and have in their collection. The former empoyees of the Pullman Company
that may still be around would have appreciated seeing this
model and being reminded of their many contributions to the
railroads of america and around the world.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:42 PM   #4
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Never seen the detail the builder put into that car. It's a shame that it is starting to deteriorate. And rapidly.
I hope that guy restores it, now that he knows its value.
(Or would that reduce its value)
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:36 AM   #5
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I don't know, Ron. Yes, the car has some deterioration. However, it's ALL original. If any restoration work were done, one would ultimately be changing the original material of the model. In valuing stuff like this, original condition/paint/etc. is often the key to a high appraisal value.
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I never heard how a date for its making was determined. It does appear to be a model of a car from that period but when was it made? If it was made in the 20th century the value should still be rather high.
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