> A couple of weeks ago I posted a message asking for help in estimating
> the value of a large lot of kits left by my father. Thanks to everyone
> who responded for their help.
> After reviewing everyone's advice and considering the fact that my sister
> and I live so far from the kits' location in Augusta, GA, we have decided
> to first attempt to sell the kits as a whole.
> The list of available kits can be found at:
> We are now taking bids for the whole lot according to the following
> (1) Minimum bid is USD$13,000. We feel we would be better off selling
> individually otherwise.
> (2) Bids must be RECEIVED by Saturday Oct 3, 1998 6:00pm PST either
> Paul Raines
> 1600 E 3rd Ave #2905
> San Mateo, CA 94401
> I will send replies to acknowledge receipt of bid.
> (3) Bid winner (or agent) must come to Augusta, GA to visually inspect
> and pick up the kits (or arrange their own shipping) by
> November 30, 1998. We are not responsible for shipping so
> bidders should consider that in their bid.
> (4) After inspection, if condition is poorer than expected, a reduction
> in the bid can be negotiated or the bid canceled.
> (5) Payment at time of receipt must be in cash or cashier's check. If
> the later, we will write a cashier's check for the difference
> if a reduction is negotiated.
> (6) Once payment is made, the sale is final.
> (7) If kits are not picked up by November 30, 1998, bid winner is
> responsible for storage fee (approx $80/mo)
> Bids will be awarded primarily based on the highest bidder. However,
> we retain the right to award the bid at our discretion.
> I will not reveal the name or bid amount of the bid winner unless they
> give me their permission. I will make available to the winner, if
> they desire, the email addresses of people I know are interested in
> specific kits.
> Because of their remote location, it will be very hard for us to
> answer questions on the condition of specific kits. The majority of
> the boxes are in good condition by my estimate as a non-collector.
> There are some damaged boxes due to poor storage conditions. If
> someone would like to visually inspect the kits before the end of
> bidding or pick up, we will make a best effort to oblige them but can
> make no guarantees.
> Further information, if it becomes available, will be posted at the
> above website.
individually. The dollar value is not great but I collect these as they
are fine little planes.
BAC Lightning FMK6 PA 1004-100
Boeing B-52F Stratofortress PA 1016-998
Douglas A4E SkyHawk
F4K M British Phantom II PA 1014-150
F86F Sabre & MIG-15 PA 1027-200
Fiat G-91-R1-R4 PA 1007-100
Hawker Siddely Buccaneer SMK2 PA1021-150
Me 262A & Me 163B PA 1023-200