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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 27, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
A SPECTACULAR PRE-WAR TRAIN AND WIND-UP TOY HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! LIONEL PRE-WAR 1107 “LIONEL DONALD DUCK AND PLUTO” HAND-CAR WIND-UP. SET IS COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL BOX, BOX INSERTS, WIND-UP KEY, AND TRACK. THE SET DATES FROM 1935-36. THIS SPLENDID HANDCAR COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL PAINT WITH THE WHITE DOG HOUSE! The hand-car is in MINT- condition, with extremely high-grade original box. No tape or glue on box, just the original staples. 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 ARE ALL ORIGINAL, RIGHT DOWN TO PLUTOS EARS, WHICH ARE USUALLY REPLACED. THERE IS NO TOUCH-UP OR RE-PAINTING. **KINDLY SEE PHOTOS THAT SHOW THE ORIGINAL HIGH-LUSTER PATINA FINISH! ** ANOTHER RARE FACT, THE DONALD DUCK MECHANISM STILL QUACKS, THIS IS THE FIRST IN A LONG TIME IN WHICH I HAVE SEEN THE QUACKING MECHANISM WORKING! I PROBABLY SHOULD NOT HAVE WOUND IT UP TO TRY IT, AS THESE ARE FOR THE DISPLAY SHELF ONLY, AND NOT TO BE PLAYED WITH, BUT I WANTED TO SEE IF THE QUACKER WORKED. The wind-up mechanism still work. As Donald pumps his hands up and down, the car moves forward, and the quacker mechanism starts loud and clear. Pluto’s head starts to bob up and down enough to hit the side of the dog house. The characters are all original, still retaining the original paint. This is extremely rare, due to the fact that many people in the past would paint the pieces. (Rare). The orange metal plate on the side of the car is all original, and it has printed in white and black, ”Donald Duck @Walt Disney, Hand Car, No.1107, The Lionel Corp. New York, Made in the U.S. of America”. As you can see in the photo there are a couple of rubs. The on-off lever works perfectly, and has no corrosion or rust. It starts and stops the toy perfectly! The toy and original wind-up key have no rust or corrosion. Other then a few minute chips on the roof, this may very well be the highest-grade Donald Duck Hand Car that I have seen! Due to the condition of this piece and the box, it is very rare! The wheels are original and dry. The box is the highest-grade 1107 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 inserts. FOR SOME REASON THESE ARE THE HARDEST INSERTS TO FIND FOR THE LIONEL WIND-UP TOYS! The box grade is a solid 8. ** See Photos** Set also has the original Lionel Handcar wind-up key, and the original track. AWESOME PIECE IN ORIGINAL 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! SEE GRADING CHART ****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 1107 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, is $ 3900.00 - 5000.00, 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 Shippin...