Gregory Hake Auctions, L.L.C. is located in the heart of the United States, St. Peters, Missouri.
Our auction house is owned by Gregory Hake, a proud TCA Member (86-2355) residing in Defiance, Missouri. With a solid background in selling collectible toy trains dating back to 1989, we specialize in auctioning a diverse range of collectible toy trains and vintage toys. Our auctions feature renowned brands such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, Ives, Dorfan, Tonka, Hot Wheels, Aurora, Revell, as well as other scales and toy trains. Our listings encompass both pre-war and post-war items, all available for online bidding and purchase. Gregory Hake Auctions utilizes Auction Mobility’s online auction software for our auction events.
About Gregory and Gregory Hake Auctions
I was born in 1962 and received my first train set in 1966, the renowned Lionel set No. 2270 Jersey Central Passenger Set, which ignited my lifelong fascination with trains. Following years of dedicated study and collecting various Lionel pieces, I embarked on a new venture in 1984, offering pristine Lionel trains and their original boxes. Five years later, in 1989, I established Hake’s Treasure Chest, gaining a reputation as the world’s foremost authority on Lionel empty boxes and Original MINT in Box trains. My passion for collecting expanded beyond Lionel trains to encompass other valuable toys such as Hot Wheels, Tonka, Smith Miller, Arcade, GI Joe, as well as vintage collectibles and baseball cards.
I’ve generously shared my professional knowledge and expertise by making significant contributions to publications like The Lion Roars, Classic Toy Trains, Greenberg’s Guide to Lionel Trains, TM Books and Magazine, and collaborating with renowned auction houses across the nation. Additionally, for a span of five years, I served as the primary authenticator of Lionel Postwar trains for an auction house based in Indiana.
Experience, Reliability, and High Standards
My years of experience, unwavering reliability, and commitment to high standards have earned the trust of collectors and hobbyists alike, who turn to me for expert advice, accurate appraisals, and sought-after collectibles. Whether you’re a passionate hobbyist or a dedicated collector, you can rest assured that Gregory Hake Auctions exclusively offers the finest pieces. Our guiding principle is never to compromise honesty and integrity for a sale. Every auction lot description and grade is composed with absolute transparency, ensuring there are no counterfeit items or reproductions in our listings. When you choose Gregory Hake Auctions, you’re investing in treasures that will enrich your life for years to come.
My wife, Dr. Deborah Hake, and I are excited to embark on this venture, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet your needs.