Huge Hot Wheels Hoard & Terrific Toy Train Treasure Head to Public Auction

      An Auction House in Central New York is playing host to the dispersal of two massive and nostalgic toy collections. The public auction of these unique collector items will take place at Crossroads Auction Centerlocated at 988 County Route 37 in Central Square, NY  on Saturday September 22nd beginning at 10am.
      This auction is a combination of two collections from separate estates. Auctioneer, Jim Deacons believes that the two collections compliment one another. He also says that combining them into a single auction event creates a unique purchasing opportunity for local collectors.
       The Toy (or Model) Train collection comes from the estate of a noted Collector in the Fingerlakes area and contains hundreds of individual cars and engines as well as many complete sets. The collection also includes peripheral collector items such as Railroad Lanterns, Antique Railroad postcards and a large quantity of both modern and antique Railroad books.

      The Hot Wheels collection was procured from the estate of local, Syracuse Area man and is officially referred to as "the Die Cast Car collection" by auction staff. Crossroads Office manager Rich Deacons explained that while there are indeed a lot of Hot Wheels brand cars in this collection it also includes 1:64 scale cars from different manufacturers such as Matchbox and and Johnny Lightning. There are also number of cars that are larger than the typical 1:64 scale employed by Hot Wheels. 

       Crossroads Staff is preparing for a massive influx of collectors at the auction. "You just don't see collections of this size and variety offered on the open market anymore" says Auctioneer Jim Deacons, "Anyone who collects Die Cast Cars or Trains will want to make an effort to attend this auction."

       Crossroads will also offer a Preview or pre-sale inspection time for collectors to view the items before they head to the auction block. This preview event will take place on Thursday 9/20 and Friday 9/21 from noon-3pm each day. Photos of the collections and directions to the auction facility are also available at 

Posted 5pm 09-13-18