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Hi fellows my name is Lee Ross, I just turned 50 last Friday; been collecting and operating off an on for years. I should have a lot of trains, but I've sold out many time, and then started over, this time it looks like I wont have to do that anymore. Here's a question? I have an ( ADOLPHUS  Observation Car #6-19038 ); I would like some info about it, if any one knows. I believe it was a limited addition? I would like any info, year, how many were made, and value? I have two price stickers from the same company on the box; (Trains LTD.); (179.99). I didn't pay near that much, but I would like to know its worth and if its that rare. I have to get to a hobby shop to get a price guide, but the closest one is a least a hour to three hours away, or a couple hundred miles. Thanks Hope to makes some friends on here.

 

 

 

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The car was uncataloged, offered in the Anheuser-Busch gift catalog around 1992.

Quite pricey at the time, looking at a 1994 gift catalog the price was $90.

Not sure as to how many were made, compared to some other uncataloged items its quite

easy to find.  As for value, probably best checking completed auctions.

Originally Posted by ed h:

The car was uncataloged, offered in the Anheuser-Busch gift catalog around 1992.

Quite pricey at the time, looking at a 1994 gift catalog the price was $90.

"Quite pricey" is an understatement. As with many such items, it was grossly overpriced. Using the inflation adjustment, $90 in 1992 is the equivalent of $153 today. As to that Trains Ltd. pricetag of $180, that's probably left over from the wild speculation days back in the early 90s.

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