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

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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 IS THE GG 1 CASTING WAS CORRECTLY COPPER PLATED BEFORE CHROME PLATING AS SHOWN IN ONE PICTURE DUE TO WEAR...
FACT: THE EARLY 60's SAW ONE WELL KNOWN N.J. TRAIN DEALER (BILL VAIGALL) PRODUCING FAKE PLATED MAYFLOWERS, & PROSPERITY SPECIALS, & YES CHROME GG 1's......I HAVE VIEWED 2 CHROME GG 1's OVER THE YEARS OF COLLECTING ORIGINAL FACTORY CHROME PLATED TRAINS, THE FAKES DO NOT HAVE THE BLACK OXIDE WINDOW AND DOORS, & SHOW NO CHROME OVER COPPER TWO STEP COSTLY PLATING, AND.....NEITHER ONE SHOWED EVIDENCE OF HEAT STAMPED STRIPES OR DECALS......OVERALL THE CHROME SHOWS DULL AREAS WHERE IT WAS UN-POLISHED OVER THE YEARS, DISCOLORATION, THIN SPOTS WHERE THE COPPER PLATED BASE IS COMING THROUGH, SCUFFS, SCRATCHES, AND A CLOSE LOOK OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE RATHER LARGE LETTERS WHERE THE TYPICAL PENNSY LETTERING WOULD BE BETWEEN THE LADDERS. IT APPEARS "V" "N" "A" AND "S" LOOKS FACTORY STAMPED, WITH LIGHT SCRATCHS INTO THE CHROME ON ONE SIDE....NO CLUE OF THE LARGER LETTERS ORIGIN. I BET SPECIAL FOR THE DISPLAY.....YES IT HAS WEAR, SCUFFS, AND SCRATCHES, BUT I BET THE ONLY ORIGINAL AVAILABLE ANY WHERE AND IT SHOULD DETAIL NICELY....
LOCO RUNS, HOWEVER WHEN I TOOK IT APART THE SOUND BOX, AND HEAD LIGHTS WERE DISCONNECTED.
I HAVE ATTACHED A PICTURE OF THE CHROME 2332 GG 1 SITTING NEXT TO THE FORMER LOUIS HERTZ 1 OF 12 ORIGINAL 265E LOCOS WHICH WAS ON DISPLAY IN THE N.Y. SHOWROOM, AND ANOTHER PICTURE OF BOTH CHROME AND CAD PLATED LOCOS AND A CHROME WINDOW DISPLAY 154 PASSENGER SET, ALL ARE ORIGINAL IN MY COLLECTION....
HEY, I'M A PREWAR GUY....THE CHROME 2332 DOES NOT QUITE FIT INTO MY COLLECTION....
A SUPER RARE & SUPER HARD TO ADD INTO ANY COLLECTION FACTORY CHROME 2332 GG 1....
OFFERED WITH A 14 DAY INSPECTION...NO QUESTIONS ASKED IF YOU ARE NOT DELIGHTED AND REQUEST TO RETURN IT.
BUYER TO PAY SECURE UPS INSURED 2 DAY AIR SHIPPING, GOOD LUCK, PETE SEMETIS TCA 75 7361.
AUCTION IS FOR THE 2332 ONLY.

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