LIONEL 2379 MINT UNRUN RIO GRANDE F3s F-3 BRICKS FOR ORIGINAL BOXES

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 13, 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, 2365, 2339, 2338 ORANGE STRIPE, B-UNITS, AND MANY, MANY MORE EXTREMELY RARE ITEMS.
THE RIO GRANDE WAS MADE IN 1957-58 AND IS A COLLECTOR FAVORITE. ITS COLORFUL YELLOW, BLACK AND SILVER PAINT SCHEME IS ATTRACTIVE BUT VERY DELICATE. THE SILVER WOULD RUB OFF THE SIDES OF THE ROOF FROM LIFTING THE ENGINE AND B-UNIT FROM THE TOP AND MIDDLE. THE DECAL OFTEN FLAKED AND BROKE UP AT THE FRONT VENTS AND THE BLACK PILOT AND FRAME, WHEN SCRATCHED, BECAME VERY NOTICEABLE BECAUSE OF THE PAINTED BLACK SURFACE (SCRATCHES CAME UP WHITE AND OBVIOUS). IT HAS PERFECT BRICK-LIKE BOXES(SQUARE, HARD FIRM AND CLEAN) . THE ENGINE BOX RATES A C-9 AND DUMMY BOX A C-10. FINALLY, THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS AND ORIGINAL WRAPPING PAPER ARE INCLUDED.
IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE MINT, PERFECT UNBLEMISHED CONDITION FOR YOUR COLLECTION, THIS ENGINE FITS THE BILL. THIS UNIT IS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND
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