1947 LIONEL EXECUTIVE PRESENTATION 2332 GG 1 FACTORY CHROME PLATED ORIG UBA RARE

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  • Sold Date: Sep 03, 2013
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INCREDIBLE LIONEL FACTORY PRODUCED 1947 EXECUTIVE PRESENTATION CHROME 2332 GG 1
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF LIONEL's RAREST POST WAR PRODUCED LOCOS.....RECENT PURCHASE OUT OF ROME NEW YORK....OFFERED WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 2332 GG 1 1947....A VERY LIMITED RUN OF CHROME OVER COPPER PLATED LOCO's WHICH WERE HEAT STAMPED 5 STRIPE, AND P.R.R. KEYSTONE DECAL ON THE SIDE AND END DOORS.....THESE SCARCE PRESENTATION GG 1's WERE DISPLAYED BOTH IN J.L.C's OFFICE AT THE NEW YORK SHOWROOM, ON DISPLAY AT THE FACTORY, AND PRESENTED TO A FEW SELECT LIONEL EXECUTIVES JUST AS LIONEL PRESENTED AND DISPLAYED THE 12 CHROME VANDERBILT 265E LOCO AND TENDERS BACK IN 1936....THE CHROME GG 1 IS SHOWN IN MY CASE OF ORIGINAL LIONEL FACTORY CHROME AND CAD PLATED TRAINS FOR PRESENTATION AND FOR PREWAR WINDOW DISPLAYS...
A VERY CLOSE LOOK ON THIS FINE LOCO SHOWS THE BITE INTO THE CHROME FROM THE LONG AGO FADED AND WORN 5 HEAT STAMP STRIPES,(THE HEAT AND PRESSURE OF THE HEAT STAMP PROCESS LEFT PRESSURE MARKS INTO THE CHROME) AND DECAL HALO's FROM THE RED P.R.R. KEYSTONE DECALS ON THE CENTER CAB AND END DOORS.....ALSO OF INTEREST IS THE BLACK OXIDE SIDE DOOR WINDOWS, AND BLACK OXIDE END DOORS WHICH THE DECAL HALO CLEARLY IS VISIBLE.....LOOK AT THE BLACK OXIDE IN THE SIDE GRILLS AND THE HEAT STAMPED STRIPE LEAVING ITS MARK.....ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT
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