The WILDEST thing I saw at York

In the Blue Hall was fellow with an N&W bullet-nose set, 2295, from 1957......this is an internet picture of a different one......

Set 2295 1957

The WILD thing is that the set was STILL SEALED.....the box looked pristine.......There was a 30K price tag on the set.....I find it amazing that a set could be sealed 60+ years....WOW!

Peter

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A few years ago I recall an article in one of the train magazines (either OGR or CTT) about a sealed set that Joe Grzyboski owned. For the article they X-rayed the box. I don’t recall if the set was a 2295 but I believe it did include a culvert loader. Peter, perhaps it is the same set and Joe’s estate sold (or is selling) it....  I doubt there are two of them that are factory sealed. 

The GN Man posted:

A few years ago I recall an article in one of the train magazines (either OGR or CTT) about a sealed set that Joe Grzyboski owned. For the article they X-rayed the box. I don’t recall if the set was a 2295 but I believe it did include a culvert loader. Peter, perhaps it is the same set and Joe’s estate sold (or is selling) it....  I doubt there are two of them that are factory sealed. 

Hmmm, now that you say that, I vaguely remember that story.....have no idea of the details.....

Peter

eddie g posted:

About or 28 years ago a Dentist from Canada (I won't mention his name) bought a 700E still sealed in the box for $25,000 from Ed Prenderville.

Since you wont....I think it was last name Rubin , had ads in Mr magazine wanting prewar....😀

    Jim

I wrote the story about Joe Grzyboski"s  sealed sets in Collector's Gallery. I really enjoyed visiting with Joe at his home and looking at the sealed sets and the other wonderful sets and accessories that he had. Found a set in the closet that he didn't know he owned. Talk about a "Voyage of Discovery". It was a wonderful day and I thanked Joe profusely for his patience in letting me photograph items for the stories I did about his trains.

Among other sealed sets, Joe also bought a Girl's Set for his daughter. He got the last laugh when all the guys who were mocking him for the price he paid for it, found out that the market price for the pristine, sealed Girl's Set had doubled in value at the time the story was printed.

Ed Boyle Partner, Associate Editor

O Gauge Railroading magazine

 

The wildest thing I found was the Millitary Surplus Lionel Switches still sealed in the box. The switches are wrapped in Lionel postwar lined paper. I bought two (one to open, one to stay sealed). I also bought a copy of the Fun Factory book from the man who had them. 

-Michael R.

 

TCA 10-65677

 

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

-Will Rogers

George S posted:
Scrambler81 posted:
Craignor posted:

Neil Young in the Orange Hall picking  through stuff like the rest of us.

Was he really there? 

I wouldn't doubt it since he is such a huge train buff. I wonder if I would have recognized him in that environment. 

https://www.metrotimes.com/cit...r-intimate-solo-show

George

I’d like to think I would recognize him, if I ever looked up from the tables long enough to see him.

Chris R.

Hammonton, NJ

When I was at Joe Grzyboski's a couple of weeks before he passed for our High School reunion, he mentioned the set from the article. He was going to show it to me, but we got waylaid. Like many of Joe's treasures, I assume it had a price for which he would part with it. He was the essence of a fine gentleman and smart businessman.

Norton posted:

Maybe not quite as wild but also in the Blue hall a gentleman had about 30 Lionel engines, most post 2000 in sealed shippers. He said he had about 400 total, never opened.  It takes all kinds.

Pete

That's because He bought two of each engine! 

TCA Number 16-71884

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