display layout on the bay

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display layout on the bay
Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, October 05, 2017 8:08 PM

The auction will probably be over by the time you read this, but there's an 8x8 Lionel display layout on the bay that was a prize from Cheerios: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1951-Original-Postwar-Lionel-Cheerios-Contest-Top-Prize-8x8-Display-Layout-/382235596667?hash=item58ff04577b:g:OOYAAOSwPfZZyObI

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, October 05, 2017 8:51 PM

It sold at 9:46 PM for $7,330, just checked.

It's in remarkable condition for it's age.

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Posted by cwburfle on Friday, October 06, 2017 4:28 AM

That seller frequently has Lionel display layouts and other dealer stuff.

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Posted by artyoung on Friday, October 06, 2017 2:10 PM

It looks like the layout on the 1952 poster "Hey Fellows! Let's Build a Railroad!".

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Posted by thesiding on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:55 AM

IF ONLY I WAS THE SOLE HALF BILLION LOTTO WINNER...........................................................................................................................................................

 

Montana?  Shipping back then as now must have been hell

 

Did they have reliable electrical service in 1952?

 

The price CERTAINLY NOT unreasonable

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:09 PM

thesiding
The price CERTAINLY NOT unreasonable

I agree.  But WAY out of my league!  Wink

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Posted by Roger Carp on Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Hi Becky,

 

You and everyone else will find the entire story of the Cheerios contest and the layout on eBay in the brand-new "extra" issue of Classic Toy Trains--our annual special-interest publication--All-Star Electric Trains. This 100-page publication has all-new articles, including the history of the display and others made for the contest. I began researching the story 25 years ago and only now did I have what I needed to finish the article. I hope you and other CTT readers will enjoy it.

 

Best,

 

Roger Carp

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:39 PM

Looking forward to seeing it Roger, and thanks for all your hard work!

25 years of research?  You must have the patience of a saint!

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Posted by Penny Trains on Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:38 PM

Mee too!  Big Smile  I ordered it recently along with Great Trains Freight.

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