These cars represent the final large group of items from the nearly 500 pieces I’ve listed over the past three months. I have had a wonderful time meeting fellow collectors and operators and, judging by the overwhelmingly fantastic feedback comments, I’ve offered excellent items at reasonable prices. To all of you, I say thanks. When this current auction ends, I will run any unsold items as relists, list any odds and ends that remain in the boxes including a 275 watt power unit, possibly dip into the 150+ pieces I kept back for myself, and possibly offer a few train sets I acquired in the large purchase I made last December. Just look me up under “K.Edward” to see what I have left. Once these are gone, unless I stumble on another amazing cache of Lionel trains, I’ll be going back to building my layout. It appears many of the cars, like those previously listed, 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 4-3-13. 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. 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 include additional photos. 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 April 3rd 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. I will gladly wait until the close of the auction to note how many pieces you end up winning. These cars are generally less expensive pieces than the ones I’ve been listing. The cars were produced mainly from the late 1970s through the middle 1980s. They were made in America and the cars are known for their bold colors, bright graphics and unusual road names #9621 NHL Campbell Conference Boxcar from 1980. Greenberg 2012 lists this car at $34.00 in mint. Car has operating “tack” couplers, opening doors, metal wheels and axles and brake wheel and strong colors and graphics. I will combine shipping and save you money so buy several and dramatically reduce shipping.
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