This no reserve auction is for a vintage and rare Lionel 982 Suburban Split Level Set in its original box. Lionel only produced this piece in 1960. According to Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains, 1945 - 1969, Volume VI: Accessories by Alan Stewart, the 982 Suburban Split Level Set came with 18 pieces, including a multi-piece house, sections of ranch fence, automobile, people and several pine trees in a Type II box with an undated 982-10 instruction sheet.

The primary value for this rare accessory is the oversized fragile box with Lionel markings. The contents are very common parts manufactured under the Plasticville name by Bachman Brothers and are readily available very cheaply today. This particular package looks to be complete with the exception of a couple of pine trees. The ranch fence sections are still sealed in clear plastic. This box was held closed by small strips of tape at one point and there is some tape residue present. There is some typical corner stress and tape reinforcement on the inside. The 982-10 instruction sheet is original. Please see the photos for additional descriptive detail. Please also check out my other listings for Plasticville items in Lionel boxes including a 967 Post Office Set and 983 Farm Set that ends within a few minutes of this auction.

Buyer pays $8.75 for S&H. I will
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