Me - Bob Osterhoff
have been active in the train collecting community for over thirty-five
years and am a member of TCA, LOTS and LCCA. My professional field is
in the area of total quality management, where I have conducted international
seminars and have been associated with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality
Award since its inception in 1988. Please visit my professional
web site at www.osterhoff.com.
you to review three books I have written. The first, Greenberg's Guide
to Lionel Paper and Collectibles, published by Kalmbach Books,
is still the definitive reference for Lionel non-train memorabilia.
It is now out-of-print and scarce to find in printed edition---but it is now available in DVD format for easy viewing on your computer screen! The
second book, Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Prewar Parts & Instruction
Sheets, provides a comprehensive reference for many difficult-to-find
prewar paper items. The third, Inside the Lionel Trains Fun Factory ~ The History of a Manufacturing Icon and the Place Where Childhood Dreams Were Made, is now available.
New in 2010! Expanded DVD Edition New in 2009! Expanded DVD Edition
$18 + $2.00 shipping $18 + $2.00 shipping
$34.95 + $5.50 shipping
Author's Signed Edition
also a contributing writer to Classic Toy
magazine, and invite you to read the following articles I have written
on toy train paper and collectibles:
Lionel's Toy Train Art" (January 1993)
- "Lionel Gets
Drafted!" (July 1994)
- "Arts and
Letters" (December 1995)
- "When the
Lights Went Out at Lionel" (May 1999)
- "The Lionel
Engineers Club" (October 1999)
Lionel Collecting - Records" (November 2003)
- "A Painting of Fish has a Lionel Tie" (January 2007 Special Issue - Electric Trains)
is powerful: Know before you buy!
- All prices are
in U.S. dollars and do not include shipping and handling. Shipping is
$7.00 unless a specified amount is referenced.
- Payment may be
made by check, money order or PayPal. Checks will not be held for customers
who are known to me, or are TCA, LOTS or LCCA members. Payment by credit card can be made by calling 636 458-3659.. For PayPal payments please use the email address
- All items are subject
to prior sale and are sold on a first come first served basis. If I
am out of a particular item, a full refund will be made. I do not issue
credit vouchers unless requested by the customer.
- If you are not
satisfied with an item, you may return it within ten (10) days for a
replacement or full refund if desired. The item must be returned in
the same condition as originally sent.
- I ship U.S.
Postal Service Priority Mail as soon as possible; please allow at least
two (2) weeks for delivery.
- You may send an
e-mail to reserve items and material will be held for ten calendar days
awaiting receipt of payment.
- I would be pleased
to provide individual price consultation or estate appraisals. Please
contact me for complete information on this fee-based service. I regret
I am not in a position to provide unsolicited price evaluations.
- Descriptions used
in this listing are those used in Greenberg's Guide to Lionel
Paper and Collectibles. Exc = Excellent; VG = Very Good; G =
Good; Case New = approximates the designation "Mint" since
these paper items are direct from original cases and not previously
in collector hands. Paper marked with a dealer's rubber stamp is identified