Lionel Cardboard Trains... value?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cash68, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Cash68

    Cash68 New Member

    Hi... I still have a bunch of HO stuff left over from last year's big sale... but I'm most interested in this 'cardboard' caboose made by lionel. It's in pretty great shape... I'm just not sure what it's called. If it isn't worht much, I'll keep it since I like it, but if it's worth a penny or two, I'll probably ditch it to afford other toys. Anybody have any info on these things? I think it was made during 1943-1944 sometime.


    - Rob
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't know anything about value, but your dating sounds about right. Probably made during ww2 when all metal went toward war production.
  3. joesho

    joesho Member

    my opinion is that its probaby worth quite a bit. comsidering its old and survived its probably rare because it could be wrecked quite easly
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Lionel made a whole train set in cardboard during the war. I'm not sure of value; unmade it's rare, made and surviving may be rarer. There was a repro set made recently.
    The reputation is that the set was Lionel's worst Christmas joke on parents. Apparently it was miserable to put together and even more disappointing to run.
  5. zedob

    zedob Member

    I'd do an ebay search and see if there are others out there. I'm sure it would seel if you put it up, but I'd want as much info on it myself. It may be that one piece that some collector needs to complete a set. Never know.

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