ALLSTATE Electric Train No 9801
17 August 2022
Description

Electric Train set with cardboard landscapes including mountain and tunnel. Original box. Has not been cleaned. Has original power source. Boxcars are between 6 and 8 inches long, depending upon which boxcar. There are two engines and eight various rail cars (Brown Pennsylvania 70311 Boxcar, Two New York Central Coal Cars, NYC 20102 red and grey Caboose, a yellow Caboose, a grey fuel tanker car, a bright blue open top boxcar, and a black open top boxcar). The tracks are metal and are approximately 13 inches long. All in good condition except for cleaning. There are two power sources. One is a black box with a green label that states "This transformer is equipped with a built-in circuit breaker which will prevent the transformer from burning out in case of accidental short circuits. See Instructions. Made in U.S.A." The other power source has a brown label which states "Operates on 110-120 volts - 60 cycles alternation current only. Turn transformer off immediately if train derails or accidentally stops - otherwise transformer will burn out."

Dimensions

Train pieces are between 6 and 8 inches long.

Provenance

No information from previous owner. Found in a house that was going to be torn down.

Acquired from
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For sale
Yes
Answered within about 1 month
By Delia
Sep 20, 21:44 UTC
Fair Market Value
$300 - $500 USD
Suggested Asking Price $600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Marx Allstate electric model train set
Retailed by Sears, Roebuck & Co., mid 20th Century
comprising:
Brown Pennsylvania 70311 Boxcar
Two New York Central Coal Cars, NYC 20102
red and grey Caboose,
a yellow Caboose,
a grey fuel tanker car,
a bright blue open top boxcar,
and a black open top boxcar
assorted pieces of track
cardboard landscapes, mountain and tunnel
two power sources - black with green label (marked "This transformer is equipped with a built-in circuit breaker which will prevent the transformer from burning out in case of accidental short circuits. See Instructions. Made in U.S.A.) and one with brown label ( which states "Operates on 110-120 volts - 60 cycles alternation current only. Turn transformer off immediately if train derails or accidentally stops - otherwise transformer will burn out.")
CONDITION: appears to be in exceptional all-original condition
PROVENANCE: discovered in a house that was going to be torn down
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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