AFL 500/23 STREAMLINED PASSENGER SET W/OBS RARE! LN+

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 18, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

A. C. GILBERT'S

AMERICAN 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
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