LIONEL RARE 2338 MILWAUKEE ROAD ORANGE STRIPE GP-7 ORIGINAL BOX OB

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 09, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
THIS WEEK I WILL HAVE SEVERAL ENGINES AND SOME ROLLING STOCK FOR SALE ALL OF WHICH WILL BE EITHER MINT OR LIKE NEW. THEY ARE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY YOU WILL FIND ANYWHERE. THIRTY SEVEN YEARS OF COLLECTING IS COMING TO A CLOSE AND I HAVE CHOSEN EBAY AS THE VENUE TO LIQUIDATE MY COLLECTION. THERE WILL BE OTHER RARE ITEMS TO PURCHASE AS WELL. ITEMS SUCH AS THE 2350 REVERSE LETTER PAINTED NOSE NEW HAVEN, 6464-100 (250 BOX) W.P., 682, 736 W/MASTER CARTON, 2329, 10 F-3s, 2346, 2365, 2339, B-UNITS, AND MANY, MANY MORE EXTREMELY RARE ITEMS.
THE LIONEL CORPORATION PRODUCED ITS FIRST MILWAUKEE ROAD IN 1955. THE ORANGE STRIPE ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE CAB WAS DIFFICULT TO MASK FOR PAINTING SO THE CAB WAS PAINTED SOLID BLACK SOON AFTER THE FIRST PRODUCTION RUN OF THIS ENGINE. THE MILWAUKEE ROAD LOGO IS STAMPED ON THE SIDE OF THESE EARLY ENGINES AND DID NOT ADHERE WELL TO THE ORANGE PAINT. THE BLACK WAS PAINTED ON THE ORANGE SHELL AND WAS EASILY RUBBED OFF LEAVING THE ORANGE PLASTIC BOLDLY SHINING THROUGH THE BLACK PAINT. THIS ENGINE HAS BEEN WELL CARED FOR OVER THE YEARS AND DOES NOT HAVE THE ORANGE RUB MARKS. THE NUMBERS "2338" ARE ALSO IN BLACK. THIS UNIT IS LIKE NEW AND A HIGH QUALITY COLLECTOR GRADE PIECE, C-8. IT COMES WITH ITS ORIGINAL BOX, C-10, PAPER AND INSTRUCTIONS FROM 1955. (SEE PICTURES). PLEASE NOTICE THE "X" INDICATING A SEPARATE
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