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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 26, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

This no reserve auction is for an original Lionel 115 City Station in near pristine condition. Lionel manufactured the majestic 115 during the prewar era from 1936 - 1942 and during the postwar era from 1946 - 1949. This one sits in a beautifully labeled box with a 1938 dating reference beneath the manufacturer's certificate.

Judging from the condition of everything about this piece I doubt it has been out of the box too many times. The original red and cream paint shows very few contact marks. It is completely original with no reproduction parts or restoration of any kind. There are not many flaws: a couple of tiny flea bite sized nicks near where the skylight sits and a very small (maybe 1/4") scratch on the edge of the base on a narrow side. We are getting nitpicky here. The envelope is rubber stamped 115 containing the instruction sheet, wires, 2 lockons and fibre pins is still factory sealed. The envelope has a very small cut in the middle on one side and the staples holding it closed show some rust. The No. 40 Frosted 18 Volt Lamps are in their original mini-boxes. The red skylight is still nestled in its original Lionel waxy wrapping paper. Both die-cut protective corrugated cardboard inserts are present. Finally, the cream colored inspection tag with string is present as well. The original box is complete and strong with all flaps firmly attached. The seam tape is original and still doing its job well. There is some cursive writing in pencil on one side of the box. The label on the open end is solid and bright showing none of the fading and spotting that is so common on these boxes. There is a small area of what appears to be a whitish glue type residue on one side. Please review the photos for additional descriptive detail. Please also check out my listing for the "Automatic Train Stop" dealer counter card with easel that ends 2 minutes after this auction.

This is a museum quality piece that will be very difficult to improve upon. It will make a great addition to even the most advanced prewar accessory collection.

Buyer pays $12.75 for S&H plus the actual cost of insurance as quoted by USPS. Please wait for an invoice before paying. Please also note that I am glad to refund excess postage if the actual cost is $1.00 or more above the estimate provided in this listing.

If you would be interested in selling or consigning all or pieces of your collection please feel free to contact me to discuss.

I have been a member of the TCA for more than 20 years so you can . I am in the process of thinning out a lifetime train collection that started in the early 1970’s. It includes many rare and unusual items most of which are very high quality in original packaging. Some examples are a boxed 460P Piggyback Platform, boxed 3356-150 Horse Corral Platform, dealer and factory sealed items, as well as many pre and post war boxed sets. Most of my collection is Lionel with some Ives, American Flyer and other manufacturers represented. I do not have a collection list to share at this time.

When practical, multiple items may be sent together to save on shipping costs. All items are carefully packed and typically shipped via USPS priority mail, first class or parcel post within 3 business days after payment clears. I reserve the right to select the shipping method at my discretion. Shipping is not a profit center for me so if I overestimate the cost I will gladly refund the difference of any full dollar amounts. Payment via Paypal is expected within 3 days unless other arrangements have been made. eBay rules require you to inquire about alternative payment methods. TCA member are given special consideration.

I am willing to work with buyers on any reasonable request. My objective is for both of us to have a positive experience. Questions during the auction are encouraged as returns will be accepted only if the item is not as described. Your inquiries are very important to me and I will make best efforts to be pro...