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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 06, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
A VERY SCARCE LIONEL POST-WAR ENGINE TO FIND IN UN-RUN CONDITION IS THE 2352 EP-5, MAKING THIS ANOTHER EBAY HIGHLIGHT FOR THIS WEEK! ARE THERE ANY ENGINES OUT THERE THAT CAN BEAT THIS FOR THIS WEEK?LIONEL POST-WAR 2352 PENNSYLVANIA EP-5 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE, IN MINT+ CONDITION! GOLD STRIPES ARE VERY BRIGHT AND 100% INTACT, NO FINGER SMUDGING.Magnificent colors and finish that look straight from the factory! PRESENTING THE ELUSIVE 2352 PENNSYLVANIA EP-5 ENGINE. Extremely high-grade Mint+ condition! Original nose “PRR”decals are 100 % intact. THIS PIECE HAS THE ORIGINAL HIGH-GRADE LIONEL WRAPPING PAPER. DUE TO MY ERROR THE WRAPPING PAPER IS NOT SHOWN IN PHOTOS, SORRY. NOTE: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THERE ARE NO CRACKS BY THE RIVETS ON EACH END, THIS PIECE IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WITHOUT RIVET CRACKS! The usual rubs and scratches on the piece are missing. No corrosion on original horns and battery cover. Factory fresh high-gloss body finish is splendid! Original factory lettering and numbers are crisp and clear. Pristine sides on unit. Fantastic GOLD striping, the nicest I have seen for this piece. THE GOLD VENTILATOR BOX ON THE TOP IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION! **SEE PHOTOS** Original dated instructions, “Lionel Service Station Manual”, 1958 Mint Consumer Catalog. Original box 2350-12 is a grade 10. AGAIN, NO RIVET CRACKS OR DAMAGE TO NOSE DECALS! RARE, RARE, RARE! THIS ENGINE IS IN TOTALLY UN-RUN CONDITION! THIS IS POSITIVELY A HIGH-END 2352 PENNSYLVANIA EP-5 UNIT! LOOK AT THE PHOTOS! DEFINITELY THE NICEST TUSCAN AND GOLD THAT I HAVE SEEN ON A 2352! THE ENGINE LOOKS STRAIGHT FROM THE FACTORY! THE DECALS ARE A KNOCK-OUT! ***I DO NOT KNOW THAT YOU WOULD EVEN BE ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE THIS!*** 1957-58 only Mint+/OB AN EXCEPTIONAL ENGINE AND ALL ORIGINAL! TRY TO FIND A NICER 2352 EP-5 ENGINE, THIS IS DEFINTELY AN AWESOME PIECE TO DISPLAY ALONE OR TO START A SET WITH!! Latest market value (shows, live auctions, private sales, internet, etc) on this item, in this condition is $ 2500.00 - 3150.00, 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 ITEM THAT YOU DID NOT READ THIS! WE DO NOT SHIP TO A POST OFFICE BOX! This is an auction, all sales are final, so ask questions before you bid. I try very hard to be accurate! Read the description, and look at the photos carefully, and please feel comfortable with our items and service. OUR GRADING SYSTEM: An amalgamation of grading systems from multiple auction houses, and grading services such as PSA in California, plus over 30 years of my buying at auction and shows. Highest to Lowest: 10= GEM-MINT, OR MINT+ (LOOKS FACTORY FRESH, NO FLAWS) 9= MINT, IS EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE, BUT DUE TO ITEM BEING OVER 50 YEARS OLD, SHOWS AGE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, SUCH AS MUTED LUSTER, OR A RUB ON THE ITEM, AS BY TRUCKS RUBBING AGAINST PLASTIC, OR A MINUTE SCRATCH FROM SOMEONE TAKING IT OUT OF THE BOX, ETC. 8= MINT-(MINUS), IS LESS THAN MINT. AT FIRST A...