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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 30,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! 2353 SANTA FE A-B-A ENGINE TRIO, COMPLETE WITH EXTRA PAPER AND THE RARE “1953 POCKET CONSUMER CATALOG” IN GRADE 10! THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! NOSE DECALS ARE 100% INTACT, AND MATCHING!LIONEL POST-WAR 2353 F-3 A-B-A SANTA FE UNITS, IN MINT+, UN-RUN CONDITION! Spectacular matching trio!SANTA FE 2353 F-3 A-B-A Units, in matching fresh from the factory condition! “A” Unit decals original and 100% intact. Black and yellow side striping on the units are strong and bright. The highest-grade pristine silver roofs that I have seen! Black heat-stamped lettering is bright, crisp, and clear. Original porthole windows. Magnificent silver pilots, again in pristine condition. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover. ** LOOK AT THE PHOTOS*** . THIS TRIO HAS THE HIGHEST-SHEEN ORIGINAL FACTORY LUSTER THAT I HAVE SEEN! AGAIN, KINDLY LOOK AT PHOTOS! TRULY A SPECTACULAR MATCHING SET OF F-3’S! IT IS EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND THE B-UNIT TO MATCH THE A-UNITS THIS PERFECTLY! THE ROOFS ARE PRISTINE WITH NO SCRATCHES OR RUBS. AGAIN, THE NOSES ARE PRISTINE WITH NO SCRATCHES, CHIPS, OR RUBS Dated instructions, inspection sticker, 1953 Pocket catalog,1952-53 Service Station manual, and wrapping paper. ALL COMPLETE AND HIGH-GRADE. ** Please see photos** Original dated box 2353-25 for power “A” unit is a grade 9/10 and has the original box insert. Original box 2353-50 for the dummy “A” unit is a grade 8 to 8/9, with the original box insert, very high-grade for this box! Original box 2343-98 (correct box) for the “B” unit is a grade 8 and has the original high-grade box insert. Very high-grade for this large box, and nice and square! Boxes have all flaps which is very rare! The scarce and original MASTER CARTON 2353-51 is a grade 8 (high-grade for this box) and has the original corner tape intact. The Master carton has all flaps intact. *** See Photos*** THIS MASTER CARTON, IN THIS CONDITION IS GETTING VERY HARD TO FIND! This magnificent high-end Santa Fe set of three F-3 engines is definitely for the display shelf or to build an expensive set. From 1953 and in MINT+ condition. THIS MAGNIFICENT SET ALSO HAS THE ORIGINAL WRAPPING PAPER FROM LIONEL, AND THE VERY RARE 1953 POCKET CONSUMER CATALOG IN A GRADE 10! REMEMBER THAT ALL OF THESE EXTRAS ARE GETTING MORE ELUSIVE TO FIND WITH THE TRAINS. THIS AWESOME SET EVEN COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL “SERVICE STATION MANUAL”!****SEE PHOTOS****REMEMBER, THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! AN EXCEPTIONAL TRIO OF MINT+ POST-WAR ENGINES, UN-RUN, AND ALL ORIGINAL!! THE COLORS AND PATINA MATCH ON ALL THREE PIECES! Latest book and market value (shows, auctions, private sales, internet, etc.) on this trio, in this condition is $ 3200.00 - 4150.00, at live auction it can go much higher! THIS MAGNIFICENT TRIO 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! This is an auction, all sales are final, so ask questions before you bid. I try very hard to be accur...