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I honestly don't know what anything is worth. I would prefer to sell everything together and would sell for less to avoid the hassle of selling individually. How can I find out what the whole set is worth?
 

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To get you started,

You could search on e bay and watch what they go for.
Or do the same with some auction sites.

Don't let the 2360 get away for peanuts that has some value.
Though that depends on the condition and if it runs.

This site has most of your trains in it, but no prices, just their history.
http://www.tandem-associates.com/lionel/lionelelectrics.htm

When you look at this go back to the master index and match up the numbers on your trains. most of your trains will be there. At least you could list them accordingly and accurately.
That locomotive in my book at good condition starts around $450 in excellent condition goes up to $1200. Depends on which one you have. Can you see any stripes on it? It has 2 things that came on the top do you have those?
Look at the picture in the link.

Even if it is not in that great of shape I seen them go for a good buck on e bay. The item and the collectors will bid accordingly. You list that at 99 cents and it would probably go for over $200 easy.

You might be better off selling everything separately it will take longer but you will get close to what they are worth.

Beware of some who will buy your whole collection, they will give you pennies on the dollar.

Do some homework and make some money.
Your late husband (may he RIP) might be watching you.:p
 

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This is the book I get my prices from.
Though a lot don't go by these prices it gives the rarity and prices.

http://www.amazon.com/Lionel-Trains-Pocket-1901-2015-Greenbergs/dp/1627001263

Supposedly they watch what trains are going for and give a price on them.

I still say do a little homework and sell them separately.

That book has 3 sections
One for prewar trains made before WW2
then postwar after WW2
then modern trains 1970 and up.
 

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Do you have more trains then what your showing?
The 627 looks in good shape book....$70 to $110.

What number is on the Santa Fe? There were different issue years on those.

The 2056? I can't really see the number or is 2055? The black one, if you have the correct coal car (tender) that goes with it $100 to $190
2055 would command around the same with the correct tender.

Note these prices are for good shape or excellent shape.

But on e bay you never know what some will bid.
 

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Your welcome.
That will get you started somewhat, I got to get my beauty sleep now early get up tomorrow.:)

Just don't give them away. Some are not really worth that much.
Some look old I would have to search for them.
Some look like prewar (before 1942) that little coal car (tender) is interesting as are the passenger cars.

Maybe someone else will jump in now.
 

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Note,
some of your trains won't be listed on that identification site because they were made after 1970.

Those you can match up on e bay.

Just search there using Lionel and then type the number on the car and either watch what they go for or some will have a buy it now price.
You can get a general ideal of what they sell for that way.

Good night, ZZZzzzzzzz I am gone.:smokin:
 

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Hi Big Ed,

Hope you got your beauty sleep.

I checked out the Wilesco on ebay.
The ones there that are selling for $150-350 look cleaner than mine so I will sell that piece for $100. I also have the box for it.
The Santa Fe is 2056.
The 2360 does not have any stripes and also doesn't have the 2 things on top.

Thanks again.

Ilene
 
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