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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 27,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
AS WE SPECIALIZE IN ONLY THE FINEST, WE HAVE ANOTHER MINT+ TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY THIS WEEK! LIONEL POST-WAR 2332 GG-1 ENGINE IN THE EXTREMELY RARE ****BLACK****, IN MINT+ UN-RUN CONDITION! MAGNIFICENT STRIPING AND FINISH THAT LOOK STRAIGHT FROM THE FACTORY! TOTALLY UN-RUN, AND WITH INSTRUCTION SHEET, CONSUMER CATALOG, INSPECTION STICKER, RARE ORIGINAL WRAPPING PAPER, AND THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH INSERT! THE 2332 BLACK GG-1 ELECTRIC ENGINE (TYPE I) IS A VERY ELUSIVE PIECE TO FIND IN MINT+ UN-RUN, WITH A HIGH-GRADE BOX. IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE ONE WITH DECENT STRIPING ON THE SIDES. THIS ENGINE HAS A MINIMUM OF 98% INTACT ORIGINAL SILVER STRIPES! THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE, AND I HAVE NOT SEEN ONE THIS NICE IN AT LEAST 8 TO 9 YEARS. THE LAST ONE I SAW THIS NICE WENT FOR $15,000. AT AUCTION YEARS AGO.Original rubber-stamped “Keystones” on the sides are strong and magnificent. The usual rubs and scratches on the piece are missing. No corrosion to original horns, pantographs, and spectacular frame. The high-gloss ***BLACK*** body finish is splendid! Original factory rubber-stamped lettering and numbers are crisp and clear. THE NICEST LETTERING THAT I HAVE SEEN FOR A 2332! Pristine sides on the unit. Fantastic bright patina, and bold black coloration. Original pantographs are pristine and the nicest I have seen. The engine comes with the original dated instructions .It also has the original box 2332-275 with original box insert and is a high-grade 9. This splendid and rare piece also comes with the original fine lined waxed wrapping paper, which is almost impossible to find as they only made it for 1 or 2 years. This splendid engine also comes with the original “Instructions For Assembling and Operating Lionel Trains” Booklet, and the inspection sticker. NO PAINT CRAZING OR DAMAGE TO ENDS, SIDES, OR TOP OF ENGINE! RARE, RARE, RARE! THIS ENGINE IS IN TOTALLY UN-RUN CONDITION! ***KINDLY LOOK AT ALL PHOTOS*** THIS IS POSITIVELY A HIGH-END 2332 ****BLACK**** GG-1 ENGINE (TYPE I) FROM 1947-48! LOOK AT THE PHOTOS! DEFINITELY THE NICEST SILVER STRIPING COLORS THAT I HAVE SEEN ON A 2332 BLACK GG-1! THE ENGINE LOOKS STRAIGHT FROM THE FACTORY! IT IS VERY HARD TO TAKE PHOTOS OF RUBBER-STAMPED SILVER STRIPING. SO I TRIED TO TAKE CLOSE-UPS FOR YOU TO SEE HOW NICE THEY REALLY ARE. LOOK CLOSELY AT THE RUBBER-STAMPED DOTS IN THE STRIPES TO SEE THAT THEY ARE ORIGINAL AND NOT A FAKE SILK-SCREENING. 1947-1948 Mint+/OB/ RARE! AN EXCEPTIONAL ENGINE AND ALL ORIGINAL! TRY TO FIND A NICER 2332 BLACK GG-1 ELECTRIC ENGINE. THIS IS DEFINTELY AN AWESOME PIECE TO DISPLAY ALONE OR TO START A SET WITH!! THIS MAY ACTUALLY BE THE CENTERPIECE OF A COLLECTION! REMEMBER THIS PIECE IS TOTALLY UN-RUN! **SEE PHOTOS** Latest market value on this item ( shows, auctions, private sales, internet), in this condition (MINT+, UN-RUN, HIGH-GRADE BOX, PAPERWORK) is $ 7,500.00 – 12,500.00, at live auction it can go much higher! THIS MAGNIFICENT ENGINE 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. 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 WILL BE SHIPPED VIA UPS AND INSURED. PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME AFTER YOU WON AN IT...