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THIS IS A TRAIN HIGHLIGHT FOR FOR THIS WEEK! 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3’s, COMPLETE WITH EXTRA PAPERWORK, WRAPPING PAPER, AND THEIR VERY RARE ORIGINAL BOXES IN EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE CONDITION! THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! **SEE PHOTOS** TRAINS COME WITH THEIR ORIGINAL DECALS INTACT, NOT REPRODUCTIONS!
LIONEL POST-WAR 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3 A-A UNITS, IN MINT+ C-10 CONDITION! Spectacular matching pair! See grading chart and descriptions below. THESE BEAUTIES HAVE A RARITY GRADE OF 10, ON A SCALE OF 1-10, WITH A 10 BEING THE RAREST AND HARDEST TO FIND.
THIS IS THE MOST PRISTINE PAIR I HAVE EVER SEEN, WITH IMMACULATE ROOFS AND SIDES. NO SCRATCHES OR DAMAGE. THE ORIGINAL DECALS ARE 100% INTACT AND ARE TRULY AWESOME.
CANADIAN PACIFIC 2373 F-3 A-A Units, in matching fresh from the factory condition! The “A units have the original decals. (see photos). The yellow heat-stamped lettering on both pieces are strong, bold, and clear. The highest-grade pristine maroon roofs, and sides that I have seen! The original patina on the grey noses are spectacular and flawless. Magnificent black pilots and frames, again in pristine condition. No rust or corrosion on original horns, ladders or battery cover.
. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE WERE MADE FOR A SHORT PERIOD DURING ONE YEAR, 1957. THIS PAIR HAS THE HIGHEST-SHEEN ORIGINAL FACTORY LUSTER THAT I HAVE SEEN! HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN ORIGINAL, RIGHT OUT OF BOX SET, WITH THE ORIGINAL PATINA, WELL THESE TWO HAVE IT! LOOK AT THE PHOTOS! TRULY A SPECTACULAR MATCHING PAIR OF F-3’S! TO FIND THE ORIGINAL CANADIANS WITH THEIR ORIGINAL HIGH-GRADE BOXES IS TRULY A RARE FEAT!
Also comes with the dated instructions,1957 Catalog, and “How To Operate Lionel Trains Booklet”, plus 2 sheets of the hard to find original waxed wrapping paper. THE BOOKLETS AND CATALOG ARE GRADE 9 TO 10. Original dated box 2373-11 is a grade 8/0 AND HAS ALL OF THE FLAPS ATTACHED. THERE IS NO TAPING. Original box 2373-27 is a grade 9 and has all flaps attached, with NO TAPING, this is very high-grade for this box.
THIS DEFINTELY IS THE HIGHEST-GRADE PAIR OF 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F-3’S THAT I HAVE SEEN TO DATE. THEY ARE PRISTINE AND TOTALLY UN-RUN! KINDLY LOOK AT ALL OF THE PHOTOS, AS I DOUBT THAT YOU HAVE SEEN A NICER PAIR!
This magnificent high-end Canadian Pacific pair is definitely for the display shelf.. From 1957 and in MINT+ condition****SEE PHOTOS****REMEMBER, THE TRAINS ARE TOTALLY UN-RUN! THESE WOULD BE PERFECT TO BUILD THE MINT+ CANADIAN PACIFIC PASSENGER SET WITH! THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A $15,000. - $20,000.00 SET.
AN EXCEPTIONAL SET, UN-RUN, AND ALL ORIGINAL!!
Latest book and market value (shows, sales, private sales, internet, etc.) on this pair, in this condition, MINT+ WITH ORIGINAL BOXES AND PAPERWORK, is $ 6900.00 - 8500.00, at live sale it can go much higher! AT THE TCA SHOW AT YORK, I SAW ONE PAIR SELL FOR $8900.00 ONLY 4 YEARS AGO, AND THEY WERE NOT AS NICE AS THESE! THIS MAGNIFICENT SET IS TRULY FOR THE HIGH-END COLLECTION!
I am very particular in choosing trains. They must be high-grade, rare, and very desirable. Please feel very comfortable in your offerding as I try to buy only the best from collections or at live sales, where I have examined the item!
****ALL buyers MUST READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE THEY offer.****
PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 5 DAYS FROM THE END OF sale 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 sale, 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 buyer will be charged for Shipping, Insurance, and packaging. If you have any questions about shipping costs, please E-mail me before you offer. 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 sale, all sales are final, so ask questions before you offer. I try very hard to be accurate! Read the description, and look at the photos carefully, and please feel comfortable with our items and service.
OUR GRADING SYSTEM: An amalgamation of grading systems from multiple sale houses, and grading services such as PSA in California, plus over 30 years of my buying at sale and shows. Highest to Lowest:
10= GEM-MINT, OR MINT+ (LOOKS FACTORY FRESH, NO FLAWS)
9= MINT, IS EXTREMELY HIGH-GRADE, BUT DUE TO ITEM BEING OVER 50 YEARS OLD, SHOWS AGE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, SUCH AS MUTED LUSTER, OR A RUB ON THE ITEM, AS BY TRUCKS RUBBING AGAINST PLASTIC, OR A MINUTE SCRATCH FROM SOMEONE TAKING IT OUT OF THE BOX, ETC.
8= MINT-(MINUS), IS LESS THAN MINT. AT FIRST APPEARANCE IT IS MINT, BUT UNDER CLOSE EXAMINATION, THERE ARE A FEW MORE RUBS, MINUTE SCRATCHES, ETC. MOST DEALERS AT SHOWS, WOULD CALL THIS TYPE OF AN ITEM MINT, DUE TO THE AGE OF THE PIECE. TRAINS ON A FEW OCCASIONS MIGHT HAVE A TEST RUN LINE ON WHEELS, EMAIL TO ASK IF THIS BOTHERS YOU, BEFORE offerDING. THANK YOU. EVERYTHING HAS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION, INCLUDING THE AGE FACTOR.
7=NEAR-MINT, SOME SCRATCHES, RUBS, MAYBE A CRIMP OR TWO SHOWING MINOR PLAYTIME, BUT STILL VERY HIGH GRADE ITEM. AGAIN, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE AGE OF THE PIECE, IT MIGHT HAVE MINUTE AREAS OF OXIDATION. THIS IS STILL A VERY HIGH-GRADE PIECE.
6=NEAR-MINT-/EXCELLENT+, BETTER THAN THE AVERAGE PIECE YOU SEE AT SHOWS. HAS SOME SCRATCHES, MAYBE A MINUTE INDENTATION, MAYBE A RUB HERE OR THERE. PIECE IS STILL ALL ORIGINAL, WITH NO REPAINTING. THERE MAY BE AREAS OF OXIDATION OR FLAKING. THESE YOU WOULD FIND AT SHOWS.
5=EXCELLENT, IS THE AVERAGE PIECE THAT YOU WOULD FIND AT A SHOW. THERE MIGHT BE SCRATCHES, RUBS, OR MINUTE INDENTATIONS; OR MIGHT ALSO HAVE SOME LIGHTCORROSION. PIECE MUST BE ALL ORIGINAL, WITH NO REPAINTING.
4=EXCELLENT/VG, IS BASICALLY THE SAME AS A 5, EXCEPT IT MIGHT HAVE HEAVIER CORROSION SPOTS OR DEEPER RUST. AGAIN, THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD FIND AT A SHOW. STILL A NICE ANTIQUE PIECE.
3=VG OR VERY GOOD, THIS WOULD HAVE SCRATCHES, DENTS, HEAVY CORROSION OR RUST IN MANY SPOTS. THESE TYPES OF GRADED ITEMS ARE USUALLY GROUPED TOGETHER AT AN sale. ALSO MIGHT HAVE SOME REPAIR OR TOUCHUP. THESE STILL MAKE A VERY NICE ANTIQUE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES, OR TO START A COLLECTION.
2=FAIR OR GOOD, THIS WOULD BE THE SAME AS A 3, EXCEPT IT MIGHT ALSO HAVE SOME REPLACED PARTS, AND A GREAT DEAL OF RUST.
SOME DEALERS USE THESE FOR PARTS.
1=POOR, TOO MANY PROBLEMS, JUST USE THIS TYPE OF AN ITEM FOR PARTS.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INCLUSION OF THE ORIGINAL BOX WOULD INCREASE THE GRADE BY ½ TO A WHOLE GRADING POINT. OBVIOUSLY THE ORIGINAL BOXES ARE VERY RARE.
THIS GRADING SYSTEM HAS BEEN AROUND FOR AT LEAST 12 YEARS NOW, AND IS USED FOR BASEBALL CARDS, ANTIQUE TOYS, COMICS, ANTIQUE GLASSWARE, ART, AND ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES OF ALL SORTS.
HOPE THIS HELPS YOU, AS I HAVE GRADED MANY COLLECTIONS, AND HAVE HELPED MANY sale HOUSES WITH THEIR GRADINGS.
This is my grading system, not someone else’s, so if you disagree, ask questions, before you offer, so we can clarify the grading.
If you still do not understand the grading system, kindly email me before you offer, and I will gladly answer your questions, before you offer. We go out of our way to make sure you have all of the information you need to offer.
I TRY TO BUY ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY THAT I CAN FIND! Thank you and happy offerding!
PLEASE BE VERY REALISTIC WITH YOUR offerDING! THIS IS A DESIRABLE AND HARD TO FIND PIECE! I HAVE SET THE RESERVE AT A PRICE THAT IS BELOW MARKET VALUE, AND BELOW A PRICE THAT YOU WOULD PAY AT A LIVE sale, OR A COLLECTOR SHOW, OR A PRIVATE SALE. BUT AGAIN, IT IS A REALISTIC RESERVE PRICE SHOWING THE ITEMS QUALITY AND LATEST VALUE, NOT A 3 YEAR OLD BOOK VALUE! ALL CONTENTS OF THE LISTING IS SOLELY THE OPINION OF THE LISTER. THANK YOU AND HAPPY offerDING!
On Oct-21-11 at 08:37:09 PDT, seller added the following information:
IF YOU LOOK AT THE PHOTOS, ANY BRIGHT SILVER OR CHROME SPOT, SOMETIMES LOOKS GOLDEN. THIS IS NOT RUST OR CORROSION. THE CHROME IS SO CLEAN AND BRIGHT, THAT WHEN THE CAMERA FLASH GOES OFF, IT BOUNCES BACK AS YELLOW. THAT IS BECAUSE THE FLASH HAS A YELLOW GLOW, AND THE CROME IS AS BRIGHT AS A MIRROR.
REMEMBER, NO RUST OR CORROSION!