About memorabilia and collectibles sales
In addition to the MTA’s Surplus Sales offerings, we are very pleased to present a sales program designed especially for buyers interested in acquiring a little bit of NYC Transit’s History.
The MTA has station signs and fixtures, vintage tokens, and other “collectibles” such as grabholds, doors, seating, and destination signs from retired subway cars including NYCT's historic “Redbirds” and “Brightliners” (R32), R38, R40, and R42 for sale when available.
All items are sold with a Certificate of Authenticity.
We feature items of interest to buyers, collectors or anyone who shares an interest in New York City Transit’s history. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, please email us your name, address and type of material you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Purchased items are for personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes without a license from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Learn more about the MTA's licensing program.
- Prices do not include shipping & handling.
- All sales are final; no refunds and no returns. See the MTA's Sales Terms and Conditions.
- Visa and MasterCard accepted.
- Grab-and-Go Pop-Up sales waiver
Questions? Please e-mail us at Asset.Recovery@nyct.com
Memorabilia and collectibles for sale
The following items are available for sale.
Listing #: MC21038: Emergency Telephone and Alarm Box with Mounting Bracket
This will not help you in an Emergency, but at least you will look prepared!
Grab it before it's gone. Limited quantity.
List #: MC17593: Refuse canister
Authentic, unique, and probably one of the most useful items in every home, work or office now can be yours. Hurry and grab this rare item which is available in limited quantity.
List #: MC08335; 02127: Subway car builder plates
These unique pieces were removed from retired “Brightliners” (R32), R38s, R40s, R42s and “Redbirds”. These cars are now serving as artificial ocean reefs in Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. The plates are engraved: “Builders – St. Louis Car Co.” “Sumitomo Corp. 1988”
Both companies are no longer in business at this time.
List #: MC08406: Subway seat
Can you imagine adding an authentic seat from the subway car to your home, work or office? The “oohhs” and “ahhs” you will get from your family, friends, co-workers, and customers!
List #: MC04045: NYC Transit Station Signs
Enjoy a different type of decor for your home or office with an official NYC Transit Station Sign. There is an array to choose from and all different sizes!
List #: MC04044: NYC Transit vintage tokens
These tokens are now retired out of circulation and make great collector’s items. Choose from your favorite “Y” cut, Express Bus, Bullseye, Solid Brass and others.