The cars in my auctions were all purchased as part of a lot of over 500 cars from the estate of a man who planned on establishing a layout and collection for retirement. In looking through what I purchased, it appears this man, who died quite suddenly without fulfilling his dream, made purchases from over a dozen hobby shops, on-line dealers and other individuals and was simply putting these cars away for his future layout. It appears many of the cars were discounted (based upon various stickers on some of the boxes) but few were actually taken out of their respective boxes and displayed, placed on tracks, or run in a consist. This current group was opened for photos on 3-09-13. Though some boxes show shelf wear, none of the contents appears to have been touched. To my eye, the cars look to be new and in their original boxes and have any accompanying paper work and inserts unless otherwise noted. Still, I am listing them as Like New and not new or mint only because of the absoluteness of that grade and the fact I did open the box for inspection and photos. In obvious cases where I can discern “play wear” of any kind (typically minimal wheel wear), damage or packaging concerns I will note such for a given listing and post pictures showing those concerns. Again, grading these cars at C-8 is conservative on my part. Shipping will be $9.95 for Priority Mail and I will absorb overages. In the case where you win more than one auction in my current March 11th listing, I will gladly combine shipping and pass the savings on to you. Please do not pay for multiple wins until you receive my invoice reflecting your shipping discount. The 50 cars being listed today bring me to within about 75 more cars and then I am finished. If you’re after quality merchandise, fairly graded and priced below just about anyone else on Ebay, then focus in on these listings. This auction is for #17233 Western Pacific “9464-198” Boxcar from 1998. Car has opening doors, die-cast metal sprung trucks, operating couplers and die-cast frame. 2012 Greenberg price in mint: $27.00.
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