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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 03,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
A SPECTACULAR PRE-WAR LIONEL HAND-CAR AND WIND-UP TOY HIGHLIGHT FOR EBAY FOR THIS WEEK! LIONEL PRE-WAR 1100, “LIONEL MICKEY MOUSE AND MINNIE MOUSE HAND-CAR, WITH THE EXTREMELY RARE “MAROON BASE AND PLATFORM”. SET IS COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL BOX, WIND-UP KEY, AND TRACK. THE SET DATES FROM 1935-36. THIS SPLENDID HANDCAR COMES WITH THE ORIGINAL PAINT WITH THE RARE MAROON BASE! The hand-car is in MINT condition, with extremely high-grade original box. Spectacular high-grade piece from Lionel’s depression era!THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME, AS I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MINT MICKEY MOUSE WITH THE MAROON BASE BEFORE! THESE ARE THE PIECES THAT SAVED LIONEL FROM BANKRUPCY! THE BASE FRAME IS STRAIGHT AND ALL ORIGINAL. THE FIGURES AND PAINT 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 Mickey and Minnie pump their hands up and down, the car moves forward, and a bell rings loud and clear. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are all original and have their tails. The MAROON BODY is all original, still retaining the original paint. This is extremely rare, due to the fact that VERY FEW WERE PRODUCED! The metal plate on the side of the car is all original, and it has printed in yellow and black, ”Mickey Mouse @Walt Disney, HAND CAR, No.1100, The Lionel Corp. New York, Made in the U.S. of America”. The On-Off lever has no rust or corrosion. The On-Off Lever works perfectly, starting and stopping the toy from running. Down is “OFF”, and pulling Up is “ON”. Other then a few minute chips on the ears, this may very well be the highest-grade MICKEY MOUSE WITH MAROON BASE BODY 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 1100 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. 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 1100 LIONEL WIND-UP WITH THE RARTE MAROON BASE! See grading chart descriptions below. Latest fair market value (live auction, shows, private sales, internet, etc.) on these items, in this condition, is $ 4500.00 - 6000.00, at live auction they can go much higher! ***REMEMBER, THIS IS THE MAROON BASE VERSION! THIS MAGNIFICENT EARLY LIONEL DEPRESSION ERA PIECE IS A MUST FOR THE SUPERIOR COLLECTION! AGAIN I REPEAT, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE MAROON BASE VERSION, WITH THE ORIGINAL BOX, TRACK, AND KEY, AND IN MINT CONDITION. THIS IS EXTREMELY RARE, AND IS A FIRST FOR ME! 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 examinin...