AFL 500/23 STREAMLINED PASSENGER SET W/OBS RARE! LN+
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Sold Date: 04/18/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
A. C. GILBERT'SAMERICAN FLYER TRAINS ~ FOR AUCTION~ 500 COMB BAGGAGE, 502 VISTA DOME AND 503 OBSERVATION STREAMLINED PULLMAN SET FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION the AMERICAN FLYER LINES LIKE NEW SATIN SILVER THREE CAR PULLMAN PASSENGER SET OFFERED IN 1952 ONLY IN THE UNCATALOGUED "SPECIAL TRAIN SET". AS THE NAME IMPLIES THIS SET CONSISTED OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 500 SERIES SATIN SILVER PASSENGER CARS HEADED UP BY THE MORE COMMON 282 LOCO. BOTH GREENBERG AND DAVID DOYLE DOCUMENT THESE CARS TO BE IN THE VERY RARE CATEGORY WITH THE 503 BEING EXTREMELY RARE. IN ADDITION THESE CARS ARE IN IMPECCABLE CONDITION ~~ CLOSE TO FACTORY NEW AS YOU CAN GET. BY FAR COLLECTOR QUALITY. I'VE PROVIDED 12 PICS, SOME CLOSE UP, FOR YOUR OWN EVALUATION. MAYBE SOME MINUSCULE BOX RUBS BUT THAT IS IT. ORIGINAL LIGHTS WORKS, OPERATING LINK COUPLERS W/HOLD DOWN SPRINGS. COMPLETE SILHOUETTES ON ALL CARS AND NO CRACK IN PLASTIC UNDER DRUMHEAD ON THE 503. ABSOLUTELY NO RUST. ORIGINAL BOXES WITH FADED IMPRINT- ILLEGIBLE. ALL FLAPS PRESENT. SOME REINFORCEMENT TAPE. NOT SURE IF BROWN WRAPPING PAPER IS THE ORIGINAL THAT EACH ONE IS WRAPPED IN. BOXES HAVE A FEW PAPER TUBE COUPLER PROTECTORS. I REALLY CAN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS SET. IT WILL BE SOME TIME OR MAYBE NEVER BEFORE YOU WILL SEE THIS SET THIS NICE AGAIN. THE TWELVE PICTURES I'M POSTING ARE JUST A SAMPLING TO SHOW THE QUALITY CONDITION. IF MORE PICTURES ARE NEEDED FEEL FREE TO ASK AS I HAVE TWELVE PICTURES OF EACH CAR. WINNING BIDDER WILL BE NOTIFIED AT END OF AUCTION WITH INFORMATION OF COST OF INSURED SHIPPING. WILL SHIP UPS GROUND FOR SAFEST DELIVERY. EXTREME CARE WILL BE PARAMOUNT IN PACKAGING FOR SHIPMENT. DON'T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY. AND THANKS FOR TAKING TIME TO VIEW THE AUCTION. Winning bidder pays shipping and handling - $24.95. International bidders please contact me for shipping cost. I will combine shipping on multiple items and will notify you of the total. Paypal preferred. Insurance optional at an additional cost. Payment due within FOUR days of close of auction. I accept Paypal AND OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT. Feedback is given when winning bidder is satisfied and has given feedback. FEEDBACK FEEDBACK IS PARAMOUNT TO SELLING ON E BA Y WE ALWAYS STRIVE FOR A FIVE STAR RATING ! WE ASK THAT IF YOU ARE PLEASED WITH YOUR PURCHASE AND OUR SERVICE THAT YOU REMEMBER TO TAKE A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME TO LEAVE A FULL FIVE STAR RATING IN YOUR FEEDBACK. GETTING FIVE STARS FROM YOU IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN QUALIFY FOR EBAY'S FEE REDUCTION PROGRAM. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SELLING PROGRAM ON EBAY. THANKS! fine print; As a TCA member #95-40895, I try to describe my items to the best of my ability and experience. I tend to grade these pieces conservatively and honestly using TCA guidelines as my standards. I want my customers to be satisfied when they receive their item. Please email before bidding if you have any questions concerning an item. If there is a problem due to a glaring error on my part, I will try to remedy it as soon as possible. No refunds for slight imperfections as these trains are vintage and are sold as is. all the best, TRAINMEN
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