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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 19, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY THIS WEEK! LIONEL POST-WAR 2242 NEW HAVEN F-3 A-B UNITS, IN MINT+ C-10, TOTALLY UN-RUN CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL BOXES, 1958 CATALOG, AND EXTRA PAPERS! Spectacular matching pair! THIS IS THE HIGHEST-GRADE PAIR WITH THE HIGHEST-GRADE BOXES THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN NEW HAVEN 2242 F-3 A-B Units, in matching fresh from the factory condition! The reasons these Mint+ engines are so special are the awesome roofs, original perfect orange blocking, crisp heat-stamped lettering, and totally un-run engines! AND THE COLORS ON THE SIDES ARE VERY BRIGHT AND BOLD, AND NOT SMEARED FROM FINGER-PRINTS, AS YOU USUALLY FIND THEM! THE SIDES ARE SPECTACULAR BRIGHT-WHITE. The nose lettering is original and 100% intact and the nicest I have seen. **Kindly look at the photos. The sides of the trains are matching and bright-colored. No discoloration when comparing one side of engine to the other. Heat-stamped lettering and numbers are not smeared and are crisp, clear, and original. Fantastic silver roofs that are pristine and matching.****Please look at the photos! AWESOME PAIR OF F-3’s! The “A” unit has a magnificent frame pilot. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover. A big plus is the original Lionel waxed wrapping paper, This set also has the original correct dated Instruction sheet, and extremely high-grade boxes with a GRADE 9 ½ to 10! All of these are getting harder to find with the trains. Original box 2242-15 is a grade 9/10. Original box 2242-53 (bright orange and ivory) is a grade 9/10 and has all flaps. THE BOX IS A BRICK! The 2242-53 original box insert is a grade 9/10. Again, kindly look at the photos of the boxes! Both boxes in this high-grade condition are almost impossible to find! Very valuable! This magnificent high-end New Haven pair is definitely for the display shelf or to build an expensive set. From 1958 and in MINT+ condition, TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN!> IT IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND C-10, MINT+ 2242 NEW HAVEN F-3 ENGINES WITH SUCH MAGNIFICENT MATCHING COLORS, PERFECT NOSE, PRISTINE ROOFS, AND VERY CRISP HEAT-STAMPED LETTERING! AN EXCEPTIONAL UNRUN MINT SET AND ALL ORIGINAL, WITH EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE BOXES AND PAPERS! **** Again, kindly look at the photos to see how nice they are! THESE ARE DEFINITELY THE HIGHEST GRADE 2242 PAIR I HAVE EVER SEEN AT AUCTION OR IN A PERSONAL COLLECTION, DO NOT MISS THESE PHENOMENAL ENGINES. RARE, RARE, RARE! Latest book and market value (shows, auctions, private sales, internet) on this pair, in this condition (MINT+, UN-RUN, HIGH-GRADE BOXES, PAPERWORK) is $ 6500.00 - 8250.00, at live auction they can go much higher THE PRICES ON THIS PAIR HAVE BEEN GOING UP WITHIN THE LAST YEAR. IT STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO, TO GET BACK TO THE $9500.00 OF 5 YEARS AGO AT THE YORK TCA SHOW. 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 WITHIN 2 DAYS AFTER THE AUCTION, TO LET US KNOW THE STATUS OF YOUR PAYMENT, THIS IS A MUST, SO WE KNOW IF YOU RECEIVED THE INVOICE, AND HOW YOU ARE GOING TO PAY US. AGAIN A PROFESSIONAL COURTESY RULE.** The winning bidder will be charged for Shipping, Insurance, and packaging. WE GIVE A DISCOUNTED RATE FOR UPS CHARGES FOR OUR EBAY CUSTOMERS. WE PAY PART OF THE CHARGES AS A THANK YOU TO THE BUYER. If you have any questions about shipping costs, please E-mail me before you bid. Payment can be by PAYPAL (preferred). The item has been looked at by collectors, who have been collecting and examining antique toys for over 30 years. ITEMS OVER $ 100.00 IN VALUE WILL BE SHIPPED VIA UPS AND INSURED. UPS DOES NO...