I was updating my Greenberg’s 2016 Price Guide, yes I know its out of date, with some of my recent purchases. When I looked for the 1988 Edition of the Hiawatha Passenger Set 6-51000, it is missing from the Modern ERA section of the book. The individual loco and passenger cars are not listed either. See attached pic. I searched in other areas and couldn’t find it. Do I have a rare variation of the book...LOL. Can you find it in your book? Wondering if its listed in the latest version?
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Hi Rich, did you ever find the solution to this curiosity? I just received the 2021 Guide Book and the same problem is still there, no listing for the 6-51000 or the 6-51001 (#44 Tinplate Freight Set made in 1989). Looked under the tinplate section in the book as well but I believe that these two sets were not made in association with MTH under the "Lionel Corporation" name so they really should be in the regular listing section.
I will keep digging around and post an update if I find something.
@WaltDD_2 unfortunately NO. Thanks for looking at the latest revision of the price guide. Based upon the markings on the set box you would think it would be in the Modern Era section. All the Lionel Corporation Tinplate starts with 11-.
I guess this may just be one of those great mysteries that may not be solved.
IIRC Its in the back under a Modern Tinplate header. Dont use these guide anymore so mine is REALLY out of date! Like Section 4... all the Lionel Classics are there.
Thanks for checking Rob, in my Guide book Section 4 is now titled "Lionel Corporation Tinplate" (also in my 2015 and 2017 Editions) and the 2 sets that I have here are definitely not listed. Just to be sure I ran through Section 5 and 7(Sets) but found nothing. Might try and write to the publisher and see what they come back with, seems strange these two sets would not be included.
Agree with WaltDD 2 . I looked in 2017 and 2019 tinplate listings, set listings, etc. while doing this had a flashback that I couldn't find the #44 freight set before. Sold the set but used eBay sold listings for a guide. It's still a good reference source, use it alot
Sent an email this evening to Kalmbach with a request to help out locating these "lost" sets, will report here on any response. Agree with John, the reference books and guides that Greenberg's has published over the years are indispensable to the hobby, I am proud and greatly value the library of Greenberg books and price guides that I have been able to collect!