EXCEPTIONAL LIONEL POST-WAR 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3's, MINT +,C-10,UN-RUN,OB's

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 13,2013
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! THE 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3’s, COMPLETE WITH EXTRA PAPERWORK, WRAPPING PAPER, AND THEIR VERY RARE ORIGINAL BOXES IN EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE C-10 GEM-MINT CONDITION! THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! **SEE PHOTOS** THE TRAINS COME WITH THEIR ORIGINAL DECALS INTACT, NOT REPRODUCTIONS! THIS BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF ENGINES CAN BE PUT WITH THE CANADIAN SET 2296W (SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS). LIONEL POST-WAR 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3 A-A UNITS, IN GEM-MINT C-10 CONDITION! Spectacular matching pair! See grading chart and descriptions below. THESE BEAUTIES HAVE A RARITY GRADE OF 10, ON A SCALE OF 1-10, WITH A 10 BEING THE RAREST AND HARDEST TO FIND.THIS PAIR IS EXTREMELY PRISTINE AND ONE OF THE NICEST THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, WITH IMMACULATE ROOFS AND SIDES. NO SCRATCHES OR DAMAGE. THE ORIGINAL DECALS ARE 100% INTACT AND ARE TRULY AWESOME. CANADIAN PACIFIC 2373 F-3 A-A Units, in matching fresh from the factory condition! The “A units have the original decals. (see photos). The yellow heat-stamped lettering on both pieces are strong, bold, and clear. The highest-grade pristine maroon roofs, and sides that I have seen! The original patina on the grey noses are spectacular and flawless. Magnificent black pilots and frames, again in pristine condition. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover. The decals are slightly sucked in over the front louvers, from age, as this is the way you want to see an original decal. But they are 100% present. No missing pieces. . PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE WERE MADE FOR A SHORT PERIOD DURING ONE YEAR, 1957. THIS PAIR HAS THE HIGHEST-SHEEN ORIGINAL FACTORY LUSTER THAT I HAVE SEEN! HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN ORIGINAL, RIGHT OUT OF BOX SET, WITH THE ORIGINAL PATINA, WELL THESE TWO HAVE IT! LOOK AT THE PHOTOS! TRULY A SPECTACULAR MATCHING PAIR OF F-3’S! TO FIND THE ORIGINAL CANADIANS WITH THEIR ORIGINAL HIGH-GRADE BOXES IS TRULY A RARE FEAT! Also comes with the dated instructions, plus the hard to find original waxed wrapping paper. The set also has the 1957 Consumer Catalog in a grade 10. Also, present is the 1957 Lionel Service Station Booklet in a grade 9. Included is also the 1956-57 “How To Operate Booklet (tough to find). Original dated box “EXPRESS CONTAINER CORP” 2373-11 is a grade 9/10 AND HAS ALL OF THE FLAPS ATTACHED. THERE IS NO TAPING OR WRITING. Original box “NATIONAL CONTAINER CORP.” 2373-27 is a grade 9/10 and has all flaps attached, with NO TAPING AND NO WRITING, this is very high-grade for this box. THERE IS NO PRICING ON THE BOXES, THESE COULD BE INCLUDED IN THE RARE AND VALUABLE CANADIAN SET 2296W! THIS DEFINITELY IS THE HIGHEST-GRADE PAIR OF 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3’S THAT I HAVE SEEN TO DATE. THEY ARE PRISTINE AND TOTALLY UN-RUN! KINDLY LOOK AT ALL OF THE PHOTOS, AS I DOUBT THAT YOU HAVE SEEN A NICER PAIR! This magnificent high-end Canadian Pacific pair is definitely for the display shelf.. From 1957 and in MINT+ condition****SEE PHOTOS****REMEMBER, THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! THESE WOULD BE PERFECT TO BUILD THE MINT+ CANADIAN PACIFIC PASSENGER SET WITH! THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A $15,000. - $20,000.00 SET. AN EXCEPTIONAL SET, UN-RUN, AND ALL ORIGINAL!! Latest book and market value (shows, auctions, private sales, internet, etc.) on this pair, in this condition, MINT+ WITH ORIGINAL BOXES AND PAPERWORK, is $ 6900.00 - 8500.00, at live auction it can go much higher! AT THE TCA SHOW AT YORK, I SAW ONE PAIR SELL FOR $8900.00 ONLY 5 ½ YEARS AGO, AND THEY WERE NOT AS NICE AS THESE! THIS MAGNIFICENT SET IS TRULY FOR THE HIGH-END COLLECTION! I am very particular in choosing trains. They must be high-grade, rare, and very desirable. Please feel very comfortable in your bidding as I try to buy only the best from collections or at live auctions, where I have examined the item! ****ALL BIDDERS MUST READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE THEY BID.**** PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS FROM THE END OF AUCTION DATE, THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL COURTESY RULE, KINDLY FOLLOW IT. WE PREFER PAYMENT BY PAYPAL, SO WE CAN SHIP TO YOU IMMEDIATELY. **YOU MUST EMAIL US WIT...

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