Auction ended on March 30th, 2007 UTC
1322: American Flyer prewar 553, 490, 494 and 495
Sold for: $225|Estimate: $40 - $300|Sell a Similar Item
American Flyer prewar 553 loco with tender, 490 baggage with whistle and controller, 494 and 495 green cars. C6 area. Includes track and transformer.
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Grading Scale: C1 Junk-parts value only C2 Restoration required C3 Poor- requires major body repair: heavily scratched, major rust, missing parts, major restoration candidate C4 Fair-scratched: moderate, paint loss, dented, missing parts, surface rust, evidence of heavy use C5 Good- sign of play wear: with scratches and minor paint loss, small dents, minor surface rust, evidence of heavy use C6 Very good: minor scratches and paint nicks, minor spots of surface rust, free of dents, may have minor parts replaced C7 Excellent-all original: minute scratches and paint nicks, no rust, no missing parts, no distortion of component parts C8 Like New-complete all original: No rust, no missing parts, may show affects of being on display and/or age, may have been run C9 Factory New-brand new: all original, unused, may evidence factory rubs and the slightest evidence of handling, shipping and having been test run at the factory C10 Mint-brand new: all original, unused and unblemished Grading was done strictly and by appearance of the item, not boxes and not running ability. 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