In 1900, Joshua Lionel Cowen established the Lionel Manufacturing Company and constructed his first train, the Electric Express. However, Cowen originally designed the train to be a display piece for toy stores instead of a child’s plaything. By 1906, the company had designed the three-rail track. This year also saw the first transformer, various steam locomotives, and an assortment of cars. SJ Auctioneers will offer a rare Lionel train #6557 in the upcoming Prewar and Postwar Toy Auction. This 1947 limited edition illuminated caboose features a smoke generator. Puffs of liquid smoke float from the stack as the train moves along the track. The reddish-brown die-cast metal housing comes complete with metal wheels and axles.
Also available is Volume 28 of the comic book The Haunt of Fear by EC Comics. Because of its low production, this Golden Age comic is considered rare. Other items include a 15-inch 1971 Raggedy Andy doll, a collection of five Matchbox vehicles in their original boxes, and a 1920s Schoenhut Barney Google character. View the full catalog and place a bid by visiting LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Collectibles: Toys
# of Lots:92
Price Range:$150 - $5,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|EC Comics Haunt of Fear #28 CGC graded|| Estimate: |
|LIONEL TRAIN 1947 #6557 Rare! Caboose Smoke & light|| Estimate: |
|5 Matchbox lensey vehicles + orig box 11, 40, 45,54,69|| Estimate: |
|1920's Schoenhut Barney Google Comic Character Jointed|| Estimate: |
|1971 Knickerbocker 15|| Estimate: |
|Jigsaw Puzzle Spider Man Thor with box. 75 pc. 1974|| Estimate: |