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Lionel Train
Prices Realized from eBay/Live Auction - May 2003.

  • Lionel was founded by Joshua Lionel Cowen in 1900.
  • The 1950's was the pinnacle of Lionel's success, with what the Lionel Company feels was their best products and record profits.
  • Lionel filed for bankruptcy in 1967 and licensed its electric trains to General Mills in 1969.
  • Lionel changed hands in 1985 to Kenner-Parker.
  • In 1986 Richard Kughn bought the brand.
  • Musician Neil Young helped created Liontech, train control and sound systems.

This auction consisted of all pre-war Lionel trains, collection was put away in 1942 and not opened since. Prices shown DO NOT include 17.5% Buyers Premium.

Hiawatha Streamline Set* w/boxes
Pre-auction estimate 600. - $800.
$3200.
Baby Ruth Box Car #2679
Pre-auction estimate $30. - $50.
$40.
Operating Flag Man w/box (torn)
Pre-auction estimate $30. - $50.
$25.
Lionel Orange Gondola Car #2652
Pre-auction estimate $30. - $50.
$25.
Gray Sunoco Car #2654
Pre-auction estimate $40. - $50.
$150.
Auto Turn Box Car Yellow #2814 w/box
Pre-auction estimate $40. - $60.
$350.
Green Gondola Cars (2) w/boxes #2812
Pre-auction estimate $40. - $80.
$250.
Red Caboose w/box #2817
Pre-auction estimate $40. - $60.
$170.
Red Caboose w/box #2657
Pre-auction estimate $30. - $50.
$25.
Pre-WWII nylong brush trees - 18
Pre-auction estimate $20. - $30.
$60.
Tender with Whistle2224W, and No.224E Loco in box
Pre-auction estimate $200 - $300
$230
Shell Oil Tanker Orange #2654
Pre-auction estimate $80.00 - $100.00
$120.
Lumber Car w/box# 2651 prewar green
Pre-auction estimate $30.00 - $50.00
$80.


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*Included three cars #782, 783, 784, two vestibules, locomotive and tender.

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