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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 13, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY THIS WEEK! LIONEL POST-WAR 2354 NEW YORK CENTRAL F-3 A-A UNITS, IN MINT+ CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL BOXES, AND THE RARE MASTER CARTON! Spectacular matching pair! NEW YORK CENTRAL 2354 F-3 A-A Units, in matching fresh from the factory condition! What makes these Mint+ engines so special are the awesome roofs, original perfect decals, crisp heat-stamped lettering, and totally un-run! AND THE WHITE PIN-STRIPING ON THE SIDES ARE VERY CLEAR AND BRIGHT. YOU USUALLY SEE THEM WITH MISSING SECTIONS OR DULL FROM TOUCHING WITH FINGERS OR BOX RUB!ALSO THE SET COMES WITH EXTRA PAPERWORK AND EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE BOXES AND THE MASTER CARTON. The nose decals are original and 100% intact and the nicest I have seen. **Kindly look at the photos. The sides of the trains are matching and bright-colored. Heat-stamped lettering and numbers are not smeared and are crisp, clear, and original. Fantastic noses and roofs that are pristine and matching.****Please look at the photos! The two “A” units have magnificent frame pilots. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover. Dated instructions, original Lionel wrapping paper, and inspection sticker . A big plus is the original Lionel waxed wrapping paper, the 1953 Lionel Pocket Catalog in a grade 10, the 1953-54 Lionel Service Station Manual, and the 1953 “How To Wire Your Railroad” Booklet. This set also has extremely high-grade boxes with original inserts! Original box 2354-25 is a grade 10. Original box 2354-50 is a grade 9 and has all flaps intact, with no writing, and just small scotch tape on 1 hinge. This can be removed with hair-dryer. Maybe you would grade it a 8/9! The original box inserts are a grade 9-10 The rare 2354-51 Master Carton is a grade 9 to 9/10, and is a brick with perfect flaps, no handwriting, and hard to find in this condition.. Again, kindly look at the photos of the boxes! This magnificent high-end New York Central pair is definitely for the display shelf or to build an expensive set. From 1953 and in MINT+ condition, TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN AND HAVE THE RARE MASTER CARTON!> IT IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND MINT+ 2354 NEW YORK CENTRAL F-3 ENGINES WITH SUCH SPECTACULAR NOSES, DECALS, PRISTINE ROOFS, AND VERY CRISP BRIGHT-WHITE HEAT-STAMPING! AN EXCEPTIONAL UNRUN MINT+ SET AND ALL ORIGINAL, WITH HIGH-GRADE BOXES EXTRA PAPERWORK, AND THE ELUSIVE HIGH-GRADE MASTER CARTON! **** Again, kindly look at the photos to see how nice they are! Latest book and market value (shows, auctions, private sales, internet) on this pair, IN THIS CONDITION, is $ 3200.00 - 4350.00, at live auction it can go much higher! PLEASE REMEMBER, UN-RUN, MINT+ WITH HIGH-GRADE BOXES AND RARE MASTER CARTON! THIS MAGNIFICENT SET 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 ...