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December 7 LCCA Toy Train Auction and Holiday Party in Watervliet MI

On Saturday December 7th, 2013, The Lionel Collectors Club of America will be at Bob's Hobby Shop, 115 N Main Street
in Watervliet, Michigan 49098 for a toy train auction and holiday season celebration. Mark your calendar for this holiday season event. Spread the word and invite your friends and family members to attend.  Kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The auction will start at 10:00 Eastern Time and they are held in the basement of the store.  There is a door to the basement that can be accessed from the parking lot along the east side of the building, that will be open at 8:30AM. The main doors to the store will open at 9:00AM.

This auction is conducted by Belcher McPherson out of Marshall Michigan. They usually set up at 8:30 AM to take registrations. All auction purchases are paid through this auction house.  Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. They do charge a "Buyers Premium" for Credit Cards and Checks.  You can place absentee bids through their toll free 888-300-6005 phone number.

For more detailed information and pictures of auction items go to the "Auction Pics" section of  We anticipate having almost 400 lots to bid on this December.

Each lot is auctioned off individually, one at a time, in the order they are listed on the page. There will be 105 chairs for the buyers to sit in, the auctioneer is on a podium in the front and each lot is walked down the center aisle as it is being auctioned off. Seating will be first come, first seated.  Standing Room will also be available.

Inspection of the lots starts at 8:30AM and can continue throughout the auction. We do not allow any inspection of the items prior to 8:30AM the day of, other than on the website.

There will be food for sale at the auction starting out with Coffee and Donut's, then Hot Dogs, Chili, and Sloppy Joe's as well as Soft Drinks and Water. We may also add some items such as Candy Bars and Chips.

Bob's Hobby shop will have some discount sales on select store items going on in the shop upstairs.  The store will be decorated for Christmas.  Bob's big Lionel Train Layout on the Second Floor has a cut out in front where Santa Clause will sit and greet children of All Ages and hand out Candy Canes.

Stay tuned to this website for additional information as we get closer to this event.   If you have any questions, please contact LCCA's Mike Battaglia at 269-428-2487 or via e-mail at or Bob Phillips at 269-433-7452

Al Kolis
Immedicate Past President and Special Events Manager