Any Idea How Old This Set Is?

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  1. mizzouri

    mizzouri New Member

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    I came across this old Lionel box today in a local antique store.. any idea how old it might be and what set it belongs to?

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    There's some O-gauge track, a transformer, and an empty locomotive box inside.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    - Dave
    SW Missouri
  2. SteamerFan

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    well, by the kids atire, looks to be sometime in the 20's. can't seem to see the bottom text for an exact date though.
  3. mizzouri

    mizzouri New Member

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    I was thinking 1920's also.. it's a NY address for Lionel on the box. Anyways, I was short of cash so will probably go back for it tomorrow. Hopefully it will still be there.

    EDIT: Going to Lionel's site and checking the timeline, there's a similar picture there for 1918, picturing a boy in a similar pose and clothes.


  4. mizzouri

    mizzouri New Member

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    I went back today and picked this box up.. there are inside 8 pieces of curved track and a Jefferson Midget Toy Transformer in the original box..

    This is the master box for the #347 Lionel train set from 1926.

    Will list it on eBay tomorrow (Saturday)... thanks for your help!
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    I remmber seeing those at a hobby shop once, you shouldnt have a problam selling it.
  7. SteamerFan

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    wow, I was thinking mid-late 20's, but decided to post conservativly. Good luck, should sell well. :)