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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 13, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
A SPECTACULAR PRE-WAR TRAIN AND WIND-UP TOY HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! LIONEL PRE-WAR 1105 “LIONEL SANTA HAND-CAR, WITH MICKEY MOUSE IN HIS GIFT PACK”. SET IS COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL BOX, BOX INSERT, WIND-UP KEY, AND TRACK. THE SET DATES FROM 1935-36. THIS SPLENDID HANDCAR COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL PAINT WITH THE RED BASE! The hand-car is in MINT condition, with extremely high-grade original box. Spectacular high-grade piece from Lionel’s depression era! THESE ARE THE PIECES THAT SAVED LIONEL FROM BANKRUPCY! THE BASE FRAME IS STRAIGHT AND ALL ORIGINAL. THE FIGURES AND CHRISTMAS TREE ARE ALL ORIGINAL. THERE IS NO TOUCH-UP OR RE-PAINTING. **KINDLY SEE PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE ORIGINAL HIGH-LUSTER PATINA FINISH! ** The wind-up mechanism still work. As Santa pumps his hands up and down, the car moves forward, and a bell rings loud and clear. Mickey Mouse, who is sitting in Santa’s pack is all original and has his tail sticking out of the bottom of the pack. The Christmas tree is all original, still retaining the original paint. This is extremely rare, due to the fact that many people in the past would paint the tree with Christmas ornaments on it. (Rare). The brass plate on the side of the car is all original, and it has printed in red and black, ”Mickey Mouse @Walt Disney, Santa car, No.1105, The Lionel Corp. New York, Made in the U.S. of America”. It is perfect with no scratches or dings. The On-Off lever has no rust or corrosion. The On-Off Lever works perfectly, starting and stopping the toy from running. Other then a few minute chips on the red base, this may very well be the highest-grade Santa in existence! Due to the condition of this piece and the box, it is very rare! There is very little run time on the wheels, maybe test-run. The box is the highest-grade 1105 I have ever seen. The lithography is fantastic on the top and on all four sides. The box has the original staples holding it tightly together. It also comes with the original box insert. The box grade is a solid 9. ** See Photos** Set also has the original Lionel Handcar wind-up key, and the original track. AWESOME PIECE IN ORIGINAL HIGH-GRADE SET BOX! THIS TRULY IS AN AWESOME EARLY 1935-36 WIND-UP TOY, THAT YOU HARDLY EVER SEE, WITH THE BOX! REMEMBER, THE HAND-CAR, KEY, TRACK, AND BOX ARE VERY ELUSIVE IN THIS CONDITION! TOTALLY MINT AND WITH HARD TO FIND BOX! ****KINDLY LOOK AT THE WIND-UP AND BOX PHOTOS, I DOUBT IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS EVER SEEN ONE THIS HIGH-GRADE! TRY TO FIND A NICER 1105 LIONEL WIND-UP! See grading chart descriptions below. Latest fair market value (live auction, shows, private sales, internet, etc.) on these items, in this condition, are $ 4500.00 - 6000.00, at live auction they can go much higher! THIS MAGNIFICENT EARLY LIONEL DEPRESSION ERA PIECE IS A MUST FOR THE SUPERIOR COLLECTION! Circa 1935-36 Mint/OB. 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 have tried 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 ...