LIONEL POST-WAR 2343 SANTA FE F-3's, W/OB's,W/ MASTER, MINT +, C-10, UN-RUN,RARE

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 14,2013
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! THE 2343 SANTA FE F-3’s FROM LATE 1952 ONLY. THIS MAGNIFICENT PAIR COMES WITH THE SCARCE HIGH-GRADE MASTER CARTON! COMPLETE WITH EXTRA PAPERWORK, CATALOGS, WRAPPING PAPER, AND THEIR VERY RARE ORIGINAL BOXES IN EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE CONDITION. THE TRAINS ARE MINT + C-10 IN UN-RUN CONDITION! **SEE PHOTOS** TRAINS COME WITH THEIR ORIGINAL DECALS INTACT, NOT REPRODUCTIONS!LIONEL POST-WAR 2343 SANTA FE F-3 A-A UNITS, IN MINT+ C-10 CONDITION! THESE ARE THE SANTA FE ENGINES THAT WENT WITH THE FIRST ALUMINUM PASSENGER SET NUMBER 2190W MADE BY LIONEL, IN LATE 1952. THEY WERE A LIMITED RUN, AND ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION. THE SANTA FE’S CAME WITH THE SMALLER “GM” DECALS, AND SNAP-IN PORTHOLE WINDOWS. THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL AND NOT REPLACEMENTS. Spectacular matching pair! See grading chart and descriptions below. THESE BEAUTIES HAVE A RARITY GRADE OF 10, ON A SCALE OF 1-10, WITH A 10 BEING THE RAREST AND HARDEST TO FIND. THIS PAIR IS EXTREMELY PRISTINE AND ONE OF THE NICEST THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, WITH IMMACULATE ROOFS AND SIDES.� THE ORIGINAL DECALS ARE 100% INTACT AND ARE TRULY AWESOME. SANTA FE 2343 F-3 A-A Units, in matching fresh from the factory condition! The “A units have the original decals. (see photos). The black heat-stamped lettering on both pieces are strong, bold, and clear. The highest-grade pristine chrome silver roofs, and sides that I have seen!� The original patina on the red noses are spectacular and flawless. Magnificent silver pilots and frames, again in pristine condition. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover. The decals are slightly sucked in over the front louvers, from age, as this is the way you want to see an original decal. But they are 100% present. No missing pieces. . PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE WERE MADE FOR A SHORT PERIOD DURING ONE YEAR, 1952. THEY ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL RARE MASTER CARTON. THIS PAIR HAS THE HIGHEST-SHEEN ORIGINAL FACTORY LUSTER THAT I HAVE SEEN! HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN ORIGINAL, RIGHT OUT OF BOX SET, WITH THE ORIGINAL PATINA, WELL THESE TWO HAVE IT! LOOK AT THE PHOTOS!� TRULY A SPECTACULAR MATCHING PAIR OF F-3’S! TO FIND THE ORIGINAL 1952 SANTA FE’S WITH THEIR ORIGINAL HIGH-GRADE BOXES IS TRULY A RARE FEAT! � THE PAPERWORK INCLUDES THE VERY ELUSIVE 1952 “CONSUMER CATALOG” IN A GRADE 10, THE ORIGINAL WAXED LIONEL WRAPPING PAPER, ENGINE INSTRUCTION SHEET, INSPECTION STICKER, 1952 “LIONEL SERVICE STATION MANUAL”, AND THE 1952 “LIONEL HOW TO OPERATE AND ASSEMBLE LIONEL TRAINS” BOOKLET IN GRADE 9/10. THE PAPERWORK AND WRAPPING PAPER ARE GRADE 9 TO 10. The original 2343-12 master carton is a grade 9, rare for this box! Original dated box 2343P-10 AND INSERT is a grade 10 AND HAS ALL OF THE FLAPS ATTACHED. THERE IS NO TAPING OR WRITING. Original box 2343T-11 AND INSERT is a grade 9 and has all flaps attached, with NO WRITING, this is very high-grade for this box. IN LATE 1952 THE BOX HAD NO OPS LABEL. THESE BOXES ARE CORRECT FOR THE DATE AND SET. THERE ARE “X” STAMPS ON THE END FLAPS, SHOWING THAT THESE WERE SUPPOSE TO BE IN A MASTER CARTON, AS A SEPARATE SALE ITEM. THIS DEFINTELY IS THE HIGHEST-GRADE PAIR OF 2343 SANTA FE’ F-3’S THAT I HAVE SEEN TO DATE. THEY ARE PRISTINE AND TOTALLY UN-RUN! KINDLY LOOK AT ALL OF THE PHOTOS, AS I DOUBT THAT YOU HAVE SEEN A NICER PAIR! PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE HAVE THE RARE MASTER CARTON WITH THEM! This magnificent high-end Santa Fe pair is definitely for the display shelf.. From 1952 and in MINT+ condition****SEE PHOTOS****REMEMBER, THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! THESE WOULD BE PERFECT TO BUILD THE MINT+ 2190W “FOUR CAR SUPER SPEEDLINER PASSENGER SET” WITH! THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A $12,000. - $15,000.00 SET. ***REMEMBER, THESE ONLY WENT WITH THE 1952 ALUMINUM CAR PASSENGER SET! AN EXCEPTIONAL SET, UN-RUN, AND ALL ORIGINAL!! Latest book and market value (shows, auctions, private sales, internet, etc.) on this pair, in this condition, MINT+ WITH ORIGINAL BOXES, MASTER CARTON, AND PAPERWORK, is $ 4500.00 - 6500.00, at live auction it can go much higher!� THIS MAG...

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