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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 16, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

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This week I am listing a mint and unrun 2245 Texas Special F3 AB in the master carton and this is the highest quality trains you will find and are perfect for the display case. These are straight from my collection and everyone that knows me will tell you I only buy the best and I only buy it once and I don’t believe in upgrading. The colorful 2345 Texas Special is my personal favorite of all the F3’s and it was made in 1954. Its colorful red and white paint scheme really stands out and can be seen from across the room with its vivid and bold colors.

The engines are new and unrun and the paint with bright and vivid. There are no rubs on the engine as shown in the photos. The brick like boxes are near perfect and they are square and tidy with no tape. The master carton grades a C-8 and is square with just a little fading of the label with all flaps and no tape. The master carton has a stain on the top as shown but still very presentable. The engine box is a brick C-9 with liner sealed at one end with all flaps and no tape. The B unit box grades a C-8 with liner and all flaps with no tape. The B unit has slightly darkened with age but still presentable and tidy. If the B unit box was a little brighter I would not hesitate to grade it C9.

If you are looking for a near perfect unblemished set of Texas Specials for your collection this one fits the bill and you will be hard pressed to find one better. This set is of the highest grade and difficult to find in this condition so please consider this in your bidding. Look at all the photos carefully and you will see just how stunning and fantastic this set of trains is. All trains are graded according to the TCA grading scale and I am a TCA member in good standing.

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