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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 26, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
AS WE SPECIALIZE IN ONLY THE FINEST, THIS WEEK WE PRESENT A POST-WAR TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY!THE DESIRABLE CIRCA 1950 LIONEL POST-WAR 773 HUDSON AND 2426W TENDER, IN MINT+ CONDITION WITH ORIGINAL BOXES, PLUS PAPERWORK! Spectacular matching patina on pair! TOTALLY UN-RUN AND IN PRISTINE CONDITION! IT POSITIVELY IS THE NICEST PAIR I HAVE SEEN ON EBAY TO DATE! (LOOK AT THE PHOTOS) The 773 Hudson and 2426W Tender, in matching fresh from the factory condition! What makes these Mint collectibles so special are the awesome roofs, original perfect paint, crisp heat-stamped lettering, and totally un-run! The lettering is bright white. ** Look at the photo of the tender. THE FINISH IS MAGNIFICENT ON BOTH PIECES, JUST FLAWLESS! YOU USUALLY SEE THEM WITH SCRATCHED OR RUBBED SECTIONS OR DULL FROM TOUCHING WITH FINGERS OR BOX RUB! NOT THESE, THEY ARE SPECTACULAR PIECES! The numbers and lettering 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 pilot and roof on engine, and awesome sides and coal bin on tender, that are pristine and factory fresh.****Please look at the photos! � The patina on both pieces is matching, which is very important to a collector.� No rust or corrosion on original handrails, bell, whistle, and the other metal parts. THIS RARE PAIR COMES WITH: 1. UN-USED 1950 TUBE OF LUBRICANT. (SEE METAL CAP) 2. GRADE 9 1950 BOTTLE OF SP SMOKE PELLETS. 3. ORIGINAL WOODEN SMOKE PELLET TAMPER. 4. GRADE 10 “1950 LIONEL SERVICE STATION BOOKLET”. 5. ORIGINAL DATED 773 HUDSON INSTRUCTION SHEET, AND � � � � INSPECTION STICKER. 6. ORIGINAL LIONEL WRAPPING PAPER, RARE! 7. HIGH-GRADE 1950 COLOR “CONSUMER CATALOG” DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THIS HIGH-GRADE! Original engine box 773-131 is a grade 9/10, and has a grade 10 insert.� Original tender box 2426W-10 is a grade 8 and has all flaps, with no writing. Again, kindly look at the photos of the boxes! This box also has a grade 9 insert. This magnificent high-end 773/2426W pair is definitely for the display shelf or to build an expensive set. From 1950 and in MINT+ condition, THE ENGINE BOX, INSTRUCTIONS,� AND THE PAPERWORK ARE DATED 1950. THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN!> IT IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND MINT+/UNRUN 773 AND 2426W ENGINE AND TENDER WITH SUCH� SPECTACULAR FINISH, DETAILING, PRISTINE ROOFS, AND VERY CRISP BRIGHT-WHITE HEAT-STAMPING! AN EXCEPTIONAL UNRUN MINT SET AND ALL ORIGINAL, WITH HIGH-GRADE BOXES AND PAPERWORK! **** Again, kindly look at the photos to see how nice they are! Latest book and market value (shows, auctions, private sales, internet, etc.) on this pair, IN THIS CONDITION is $ 4300.00 - 5850.00, at live auction it can go much higher! THIS MAGNIFICENT PAIR IS TRULY FOR THE HIGH-END COLLECTION! I HAVE A VERY LOW RESERVE ON THESE BEAUTIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK! 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. WE GIVE A DISCOUNTED RATE FOR UPS CHARGES FOR OUR EBAY CUSTOMERS. WE PAY PART OF THE CHARGES AS A THANK YOU TO THE BUYER. 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...