We want to sell an old Bethlehem Steel Co. brass builder's plate on eBay that we inherited, but don't know much about it or what it might be worth. Unfortunately, someone scratched out the Engine number.
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Thanks for the info on pricing, but can you tell us more about what this plaque was originally used for? Information about an item always improves an eBay listing!
It's simply a plaque that was put onto a locomotive by the builder similar to the manufacturers badge on a car.