Annual Auction

As always, you’ll find a wide range of items this year that represent surplus, out of scope, or duplicate materials. I know you will enjoy perusing the selections because there is something for every interest and we believe we’ve included some very unique collectibles you will find irresistible.

We look forward to continuing to offer host our auctions entirely online. This will give the participants access to new bidding tools, allow staff to invoice the winners as soon as the auction closes and provide access to more competitors than ever before!

Remember, all proceeds from this auction directly support the Museum’s Collections programs! It’s a win-win for you and the Colorado Railroad Museum!

Thank you for your supporting the Colorado Railroad Museum and good luck!

Auction of Used & Hard-to-Find Material

Access the current Museum Auction by clicking here.

Bidding Starts Monday March 12, 2018 at 10:00AM

Bidding Ends Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 06:00 PM MST*

*Items that receive a bid in the last 3 minutes of the auction will be extended by 3 minutes to a maximum of 30 minutes.

Calculated Shipping & Pickup

Shipping prices have been calculated for USPS Media Mail service in the continental United States, with NO insurance coverage.

Packages that contain non-media mail appropriate items will be marked as such and calculated for a higher shipping cost.

Additional shipping options (UPS, USPS Priority Mail, insurance, etc…) are available by contacting the Museum Auction & Multimedia Coordinator. Matt Isaacks at
or by calling 720-274-5141.

The Museum will ship material to the winning bidder after processing payment over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debt card (800-365-6263) or by mail (check or money order). Payment is expected within 30 days of the close of the auction.

Items can also be picked up by the winning bidder for no additional fee.

Condition of Material

Our auction team strives to provide accurate descriptions of all material.

Condition guidelines:
As new – book and dust jacket (if included) are in pristine condition
Fine – book and dust jacket should be crisp without noticeable flaws or defects
Very good – book and dust jacket show minor wear but no tears
Good – book shows moderate wear but with no tears
Fair – book has all pages intact, but may be missing title page, end papers, etc. Binding may be worn.
Poor – book shows considerable wear. May be good reading copy. May be soiled, scuffed or separated binding, etc.

Items are 8.5″ x 11″ unless otherwise described.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about shipping calculation, online bidding and more visit the Auction FAQ page here.

Contact Us

Contact Colorado Railroad Museum Auction & Multimedia Coordinator Matt Isaacks with any questions or shipping changes at