LIONEL POST-WAR 2355 WEST.PACIFIC F3,OB's,MASTER, MINT+

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 13, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! 2355 WESTERN PACIFIC F-3’s, COMPLETE WITH EXTRA PAPER AND THE RARE 1953 MASTER CARTON IN EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE CONDITION! THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! **SEE PHOTOS**LIONEL POST-WAR 2355 WESTERN PACIFIC F-3 A-A UNITS, IN MINT+ C-10 CONDITION! Spectacular matching pair! See grading chart and descriptions below. THESE BEAUTIES HAVE A RARITY GRADE OF 7, ON A SCALE OF 1-8, SEE “THE STANDARD CATALOG FOR LIONEL TRAINS, 1945-1969” BY DAVID DOYLE, PAGE 87, FOR THE RARITY AND PRICING. IT PROBABLY SHOULD BE AN 8 DUE TO BEING MINT+ AND HAVING THE ORIGINAL ELUSIVE MASTER CARTON!WESTERN PACIFIC 2355 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 silver roofs, and sides that I have seen! The original patina on the orange noses are spectacular and flawless. Magnificent silver pilots, again in pristine condition. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover. . PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE WERE MADE FOR A SHORT PERIOD DURING ONE YEAR, 1953. 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 ALUMINUM-SILVER LOOK, WELL THESE TWO ... read more