AMERICAN FLYER PRE-WAR SCARCE SET 1344 ELECTRIC PASSENGERS, NR-MINT, OB's,SETBOX

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 18,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction
ANOTHER TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK IS THE VERY SCARCE EARLY POST-WAR AMERICAN FLYER SET 1344 “ THE POTOMAC” WITH ELECTRIC ENGINE AND PASSENGER CARS, SITTING IN GRADE 10 BOXES WITH THE RARE SET BOX! THE SET IS NEAR-MINT TO MINT. THE ELECTRIC ENGINE IS NEAR-MINT AND LOOKS TEST-RUN AT MOST. THE AMERICAN FLYER SET 1344 WAS CALLED “THE POTOMAC” AND IS DATED 4-29, AND WAS THE MOST IMPRESSIVE AMERICAN FLYER HEAVY “O” GAUGE ELECTRIC SET. THE SET CAME WITH THE 3116 ELECTRIC ENGINE AND THREE TWO-TONE EMERALD GREEN/ ROOKIE TAN METAL PASSENGER CARS. THE PASSENGER CARS ARE ILLUMINATED AS IS THE ELECTRIC ENGINE. THE SET HAS THE SCARCE AND DESIRABLE “AMERICAN FLYER” TAPE ON THE ENGINE BOX. THIS SET IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN THIS HIGH-GRADE CONDITION! THE SET BOXES ARE AN UNBELIEVABLE HIGH-GRADE CONDITION! ****I HAVE NEVER SEEN AMERICAN FLYER BOXES GRADE 10 BEFORE, THIS IS A FIRST!**** THE ENGINE BOX HAS THE TWO ACCORDIAN INSERTS AND THE LIGHT-YELLOW WRAPPING PAPER. THE SET IS SURPRISINGLY WELL MADE AND EXPENSIVE LOOKING, FOR THE TIMES. IT WOULD HAVE COMPETED AGAINST ANY OF THE LIONEL PASSENGER SETS VERY WELL. IN MY OPINION, I THINK THE SET IS HEAVIER IN CONSTRUCTION, MORE DETAILED,, AND HAS A NICER PAINT SCHEME THAN THE LIONEL ELECTRIC PASSENGER SETS FROM THE SAME ERA. SEE ALL OF THE BRASS PLATES, RAILINGS LIGHTS, BELL, AND PANTOGRAPH. Trains are in MINT TO NEAR-MINT condition, with original boxes and wrapping paper. Spectacular high-grade pieces of American Flyer’s desirable series “O” gauge Passenger Set with high-grade rare original boxes! THE ENGINE AND PASSENGER CARS HAVE THE STRAIGHT GLOSS ROOKIE TAN FRAMES! THIS SET HAS EVERYTHING, GRADE 9-9/10 ORIGINAL BOXES, GREAT TRAINS, AND ENGINE WRAPPING PAPER! THE TWO-TONE EMERALD GREEN/ROOKIE TAN METAL PASSENGER CARS ARE IN AMAZING CONDITION. ALMOST TOTALLY PRISTINE, WITH NO DENTS. THEY RETAIN THE ORIGINAL PATINA. THE ENGINE HAS BRASS AND COPPER TRIM WITH BRIGHT METAL NAME PLATES. THE WINDOW TRIM IS BRASS. THE HEADLIGHTS ARE IN ORIGINAL CAST-BRASS WITH WORKING BULBS. THE WHEELS ARE ORIGINAL WITH NO RUST OR CORROSION. THEY LOOK TEST-RUN ONLY. The 3116 Electric Engine has the original wheels and pick-ups ( see photo close-up). It also has the original copper and brass trim, with fantastic condition original paint. Frame is straight, with no warping, and this unit has the nicest roof I have seen on a 3116. The original 3116 Loco box is high-grade with all sides intact, (Rare). The box is a grade 9. The box also comes with the original high-grade tape that has the AMERICAN FLYER PRINTING AND TRAIN PICTURE.. THE ENGINE HAND-RAILS AND ALL TRIM ARE PRISTINE AND SHINY, THIS IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN THIS HIGH-GRADE CONDITION, AND WITH THE HIGH-GRADE BOX. AGAIN THE BOX HAS THE TWO ACCORDIAN INSERTS AND THE ORIGINAL LIGHT-YELLOW WRAPPING PAPER. THE ENGINE AND PASSENGER BOXES ARE HARD TO FIND IN THIS HIGH-GRADE 8/9, 9, 10 CONDITION. THE 3116 ENGINE AND THE PASSENGER CARS ARE MINT- TO NEAR-MINT CONDITION. THIS IS AMAZING AS THE PAINT IS ALL ORIGINAL! THEY LOOK LIGHTLY RUN ONLY. THE REST OF THE SET CONSISTS OF AMAZING NEAR-MINT TO MINT PASSENGER CARS THAT SHOW TO BE TEST RUN ONLY. ***SEE THE PHOTOS TO SEE THE DETAIL ON THE SIDES OF THE PASSENGER CARS.*** THE PASSENGER CARS ARE THE ILLUMINATED 3180 CLUB CAR, 3181 PULLMAN, AND THE 3182 OBSERVATION. THEY HAVE BOLD EMERALD GREEN ROOFS, WITH ROOKIE TAN SIDES. THE SIDE LETTERING ARE ON PLATES AND THE CARS HAVE THE “POTOMAC” LOGO. ALL OF THE CARS MATCH IN COLOR AND CONDITION. THIS IS NOT A PUT TOGATHER SET. THE COUPLERS AND WHEELS HARDLY HAVE ANY MARKS ON THEM, THEY SHOW LITTLE TO NO USE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN HEAVY METAL PASSENGER CARS THIS PRISTINE AND HIGH-GRADE. IT IS TRULY A SPECTACULAR FIND! The condition of the boxes are as follows: THE BOXES ARE FROM 1929-32. Box 3116 with wrapping paper and 2 inserts is a grade 9. Box 3180 is a grade 10. Box 3181 is a grade10. Box 3182 is a grade 10. THE OVERSIZED SET BOX 1344 IS A GRADE 8/9, IS STRONG AND HAS THE ORIGINAL LITHGRAPHED LABEL ON THE FRONT SIDE OF BOX. THE SET ALSO HAS THE ORIGINAL AM...

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