Dating lionel trains
Va., campaign stop in the summer of 1960.*Have a question about an antique or collectible? Fulfilling the hopes of the San Ramon Valley's farmers and ranchers, the new Southern Pacific Railroad line was completed from Avon (near Martinez) to San Ramon by May 17, 1891.The 2-4-2 steam locomotive is engine #999 with a New York Central tender. The rolling stock is tin with 4 wheels on each truck and consists of a tank car, PRR boxcar, a gondola and caboose labeled READING. Although my internet research is showing Marx made trains during the Depression, Im guessing this set is maybe from post-war to the 50s.My father and grandfather are long gone and unfortunately any of my surviving family members dont have a clue.Q: Since it's the 30th anniversary of President John F. Rubinfine says, noting that collectors probably would pay a bit more for a JFK signature dating from his White House years.Kennedy's assassination, I was curious about the value of an autographed menu I have from his 45th birthday celebration on May 19, 1962, at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York. After Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson, Kennedy's is among the most sought-after presidential signatures.My set, purchased in 1938, is in good running condition and has its original box and instructions. A: Condition, age, rarity and demand help determine how much collectors might pay for a set of old Lionel trains, according to Ron Hollander, 197 Lincoln Ave., Newark, N. The most sought-after Lionel models generally predate World War II and are "in as close to the same condition they were on Christmas, when trembling 6-year-old fingers unwrapped them," says Mr. The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen & His Toy Train Company," (.95 paperback, Workman Publishing).
This important railroad served most people in the Valley directly or indirectly from June 1891 until September 1978.
If any one can help me shed some light on this I would appreciate it.