Help me ID #2: Vintage Lionel Set

Flt259er Feb 7, 2020

  1. Flt259er

    Flt259er New Member

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  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Your trains are beautiful and are in nice condition. The bottom photo is of a Marx train. The others are of Lionel, made pre-WW-II. As an example, your 252 Electric locomotive was produced from the mid-20s to the mid-30s.

    To get a notion of their worth, go to eBay, enter in the Lionel item number and look at the Sold/Completed items only. Many of Lionel's items were produced in various colors, so be sure to also match the color of your item when checking its worth. Condition matters too. Your box will likely add a lot of value to your set. Most kids threw the boxes away, so they're rare.

    Hopefully we have some tinplate fans here who can tell us more. You might enjoy looking at http://www.train99.com/ency/lionel1/index.html .
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The bottom train, M10005, is definitely Marx. Pre-WWII, late 1930's.
     
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  4. Keith

    Keith TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have the 252 passenger set, same color!
    From what I’ve found, that set was made
    between 1929 and 1935.

    Also have the Sunoco tank car, just don’t recall
    immediately, what time frame it was made.

    Personally, wouldn’t mind adding both sets to my collection of “stuff”!
     

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