LIONEL POST-WAR SCARCE 2343 SANTA FE F-3's, 1952 GREY MOLD, MINT +, UN-RUN, OB's

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 01, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! THE 2343 SANTA FE F-3’s FROM LATE 1952 ONLY. COMPLETE WITH EXTRA PAPERWORK, WRAPPING PAPER, AND THEIR VERY RARE ORIGINAL BOXES IN EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE. THE TRAINS ARE MINT + C-10 IN UN-RUN CONDITION! **SEE PHOTOS** TRAINS COME WITH THEIR ORIGINAL DECALS INTACT, NOT REPRODUCTIONS! LIONEL POST-WAR 2343 SANTA FE F-3 A-A UNITS, IN MINT+ C-10 CONDITION! THESE ARE THE SANTA FE ENGINES THAT WENT WITH THE FIRST ALUMINUM PASSENGER SET NUMBER 2190W MADE BY LIONEL, IN LATE 1952. THEY WERE A LIMITED RUN, AND ARE EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION. *** THE BODY MOLD COLOR IS THE RARE GREY INSTEAD OF THE EARLIER BLACK OR YELLOW. THE GREY MOLDS WERE PRODUCED IN 1952 ONLY, AND THE SANTA FE’S CAME WITH THE SMALLER “GM” DECALS, AND SNAP-IN PORTHOLE WINDOWS. THESE ARE ALL ORIGINAL AND NOT REPLACEMENTS. Spectacular matching pair! See grading chart and descriptions below. THESE BEAUTIES HAVE A RARITY GRADE OF 10, ON A SCALE OF 1-10, WITH A 10 BEING THE RAREST AND HARDEST TO FIND. THIS PAIR IS EXTREMELY PRISTINE AND ONE OF THE NICEST THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, WITH IMMACULATE ROOFS AND SIDES. THE ORIGINAL DECALS ARE 100% INTACT AND ARE TRULY AWESOME. SANTA FE 2343 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 cle ... read more