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Original Boxes

This Web Page Last Updated: June 25, 2017

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This page contains our current inventory of Postwar Lionel original boxes. It includes component boxes, master cartons and set boxes.

* * * Grading Summary: A "grade 10" is Spectacular! A "grade 1" is downright ugly.
* * * Click on "Grade" in the 4th column heading for a full explanation of grading.

Postwar Lionel Original Boxes
Postwar Lionel Original Component Boxes:
# DescriptionStyleGradePriceDetails
50 Gang Car ORANGE
Corr
7+ $ 20 Photo.
An orange corrugated box for the 50 Section Gang Car sold in the '60s.
Another view.
Flaws: scrapes; tears. It has the integrated liner (insert) and it is a solid box: clean, complete, square & sturdy.
Photo of the bottom of the box.

The orange corrugated box was the last one used for the 50 gang car and it is much harder to find than the brown corrugated version.
53 Snowplow Late Classic 7 $ 65 A box for the 53 Rio Grande Snowplow sold from 1957-60:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, discoloration in spots from tape removal, no insert.
Another view.
Even with the imperfections, this box is very presentable as it is clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape on the box now.

Only the second 53 Snowplow box we have ever offered for separate sale!
250T Non-whistling Tender Late Classic 6 $ 20 A box for the small streamlined "PENNSYLVANIA" tender sold from 1957-58:
Photo.
Flaws: missing one interior coupler flap, tears, creases, distorted, glue residue, lots of tape inside.
Another view.
Lots of imperfections but the box is clean plus it has both end flaps, all four inner flaps and one of the coupler flaps.

A very, very difficult box to find -- one that we have never had available for separate sale before!
614 Alaska
Diesel Switcher
Perf
Panel
7 $275 A RARE box for the ALASKA NW2 Diesel Yard Switcher available exclusively in Outfit #1611 when purchased in a tan conventional set box in 1959 only:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, writing, panel partially separated, a little distorted, missing the "PUSH" tab.
Another view.
A few imperfections but both inserts are present and this very-hard-to-find box is clean and sturdy!
Photo of the front panel.
Note that no one has ever tried to repair the box so there is no tape or glue anywhere!
Photo of the box inserts.

Most of the 614 Alaska Switchers were sold in a display-style set box without any component boxes. A few others were sold as separate-sale items. In any case, most collectors have never seen this box as it is one of the most obscure postwar Lionel boxes! This is the first 614 box we have ever had available for separate sale!
736W Whistling
(Streamlined)
Tender
Picture 7 $ 60 A box for the "PENNSYLVANIA" whistling "scoop" tender sold from 1960-1965:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, scuffs, creases, scrapes, glue residue, one side is wavy, tape inside.
Another view.
Various imperfections but the box is clean, complete and sturdy -- plus the 736W box is not an easy one to find!

Separate sale tender boxes are hard to come by; this is the first decent 736W box we have ever offered for sale separately.
1130 Locomotive Middle Classic 7+ $ 10 A decent box for the "Scout-type" steam locomotive sold in 1953 & 1954:
Photo.
Flaws: tears; creases; some dirt; no insert.
Another view.
The box is very presentable as it has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus it is fairly square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere! This is the first 1130 box we have ever had available for separate sale!
2020W Tender
with
Whistle
Art Deco 7 $ 75 A box for the Lionel Lines early coal-style tender sold with a 2020 Turbine in 1946:
Photo.
Note that the 2020W tender was available in both 1946 and 1947; however this Art Deco box (without the Toy Manufacturers Association Logo on one long side of the box) identifies this box as the earlier one.
Another view.
Flaws: tears; some dirt; lots of tape inside; "aged" look.
Photo of the box insert.
Has the insert and this box is very presentable as it is complete, square and sturdy!

First 2020W box from 1946 we have ever offered for sale separately! It is not an easy one to find!
2031 Master Carton for:
Rock Island
Alco AAs
"OPS"
Corr
7+ $135 A box for the black and red Rock Island Alco Diesel units sold in 1952:
Photo.
Flaws: small tears, minor creases, stains.
Another view.
This St. Joe/Kraft corrugated box measures 12 7/8inches long by 6 3/4 inches wide by 4 3/8 inches high.
Photo of the top.
Has the preprinted Office of Price Stabilization information on one side of the box.
Close-up of the OPS information.
Has the year preprinted on one side of the box.
Photo of the side showing the manufacturer's identification and year.
Has ALL THREE INSERTS and this box is solid as it is complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the inserts.

This is the first 2031 Master Carton from 1952 that we have ever offered for sale separately!
2033 Master Carton for:
Union Pacific
Alco AAs
Corr 7 $45 A box for the silver U.P. Alco Diesel units sold from 1952-1954:
Photo.
This corrugated box was made by the St. Joe/Kraft Company.
Another view.
The box measures 12 3/4 inches long by 7 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high
Photo of the top.
Flaws: tears, creases, corners separating, stains on the bottom, water spots, no inserts.
Photo of the manufacturer's identification.
Even with the imperfections, the box is decent as it is fairly clean and sturdy with nice printing -- plus no one has attempted to repair this box and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the bottom.

This is the first 2033 Master Carton we have ever offered for sale separately!
2349 Northern Pacific
GP9
C Perf 7 $ 60 Photo.
A box that rarely shows up in the marketplace -- a United Container Co. corrugated box for the Northern Pacific GP9 sold from 1959-60!
Photo of the sealed end.
Box: a few creases and the front panel is missing. What is there is clean, square and solid (a grade 8+) -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the manufacturer's identification.
A few flaws but a cardboard panel can be cut and inserted -- or the engine can be displayed inside the box just the way Lionel intended!

This is the first 2349 United Container Co. box we have ever had available for separate sale!
Two different 2360 GG1 Boxes:
2360 GG1 Electric Corr 9 $295 A box (with the original insert) for the Tuscan Pennsylvania solid-stripe (rubber-stamped) GG1 Electric sold in 1957 & 1958:
Photo of the unopened end.
Made by the National Container Corporation and the part number is 2360-10.
Another view of the unopened end.
Flaws: small tears, minor crease, a little dirt.
Photo of the open end.
Has the year (designated as "57") preprinted below the manufacturer's identification.
Photo showing the manufacturer's identification, technical data and year.
The insert is also a grade 9 and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy; it is a brick -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere! Note that the tape on the box visible in the photos is the original sealing tape used by Lionel.
Photo of the insert.

This is the first 2360 box from 1957 we have ever offered for sale! It is a hard box to find available separately. If you have a high-quality 2360, it deserves a box like this one!
2360 GG1 Electric Corr 7+ $225
On
HOLD
A box (with original inserts) for the Tuscan Pennsylvania five-stripe GG1 Electric sold in 1956:
Photo of the open end.
Made by the National Container Corporation and the part number is 2360-10.
Photo of the unopened end.
Has the year (designated as "56") preprinted below the manufacturer's identification.
Photo showing the manufacturer's identification, technical data and year.
Flaws: tears, stains, minor creases, small punctures, "aged" look.
Photo of both inserts.
Has the main insert plus the small center insert and this box is solid: complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!

This is the first 2360 box from 1956 we have ever offered for sale! It is a hard box to find available separately.
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The following three boxes are for the silver, blue-lettered "027" Passenger Cars from 1966 and can be purchased individually or as a package:
2408 Illuminated
Santa Fe
Vista-Dome Car
Window 8 $ 65 A box for the Santa Fe Vista Dome Car:
Photo.
Tape; tape residue; creases.
Another view.
This box is solid -- complete, clean and square.
Photo of the front.
2408 Illuminated
Santa Fe
Vista-Dome Car
Window 7 $ 45 A second 2408 box for a Santa Fe Vista Dome Car but which can serve as a placeholder until a 2409 box comes along:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, scuffs, punctures, writing.
Another view.
This box is presentable as it is complete, fairly clean and square.
Photo of the front.
2410 Illuminated
Santa Fe
Observation Car
Window 6 $ 35 A so-so box for the Santa Fe Observation Car:
Photo.
Flaws: window is tattered, tears, creases, scuffs, small piece of tape on one end flap, glue residue, store price stickers, writing.
Another view.
Some flaws but the box can be improved significantly by replacing the window plus the box is fairly clean and square.
Photo of the front.
SPECIAL: $125 plus shipping for ALL THREE Santa Fe passenger car boxes described above.
2432 Illuminated
Astra-Dome Car
Late Classic 6 $ 20 A box for the Clifton Vista Dome Car sold from 1956-58:
Photo.
Flaws: small parts of the box and nearby tuck on one end are damaged from insects and taped; tears; stains; writing; store price stamping.
Close-up of the damaged area.
Some imperfections but the box has both end flaps and all of the inner flaps plus is it square and sturdy.
Photo of the nicer end.
2434 Illuminated
Pullman Car
Middle Classic 8 $ 50 A box for the red-lettered Newark Pullman sold in 1954 and 1955.
Photo.
Flaws: tears; creases; glue residue; "aged" look.
Another view.
The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is the nicest 2434 box we have ever offered for sale separately!
2465 Tank Car Early
Art Deco
Classic
7+ $ 35 Earliest style postwar box for the Sunoco 2-dome Tank Car sold in 1946:
Photo.
Flaws: minor tears, creases, scrapes, some stains, "aged" look.
Another view.
Has the insert and this brick-like box is solid!
Photo of the box insert.
A very strong box: complete, fairly clean, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Boxes for the "Presidential" Series Cars:
2521 Observation Car Picture 7+ $ 40 An obscure box for an obscure car: the gold-striped "PRESIDENT McKINLEY" aluminum "Lounge" car from the "Presidential" series sold from 1962 to 1964:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, scuffs, creases, tape inside. A few flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and fairly sturdy.
Another view of the box.
A tough box to find -- only the third one that we have ever had for sale!
Photo of the front of the box.
2522 Vista-Dome Car Picture 8 $ 60 An obscure box for an obscure car: the gold-striped "PRESIDENT HARRISON" aluminum "Viewing" car from the "Presidential" series sold from 1962 to 1964:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, tape inside. The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.
A very, very hard box to find -- this is the first one we have ever had for sale!
Photo of the front of the box.
2523 Pullman Car Window 7+ $ 65 A scarce box for a scarce car: the gold-striped "PRESIDENT GARFIELD" aluminum Coach from the "Presidential" series sold in 1966:
Photo.
Flaws: window is creased; writing; creases; mildly distorted. A few imperfections but the box is clean, complete, fairly square and sturdy and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.
A tough box to find -- and it is the nicest 2523 window box we have ever had!
Photo of the front of the box.
2523 Pullman Car "Overstamped"
Window
7 $ 40 Another variation of the box for the gold-striped "PRESIDENT GARFIELD" aluminum Coach car from the "Presidential" series sold in 1966:
Photo.
Flaws: window is torn & creased; writing; tears; creases. A few imperfections but the box is clean, complete, fairly square and sturdy and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.
A tough box to find!
Photo of the front of the box.
Special: $175 plus shipping for all four "Presidential" Car boxes described above (a $30 discount).
Note that Lionel often packed sets with "mismatched" boxes.
3413Mercury Capsule
Launching Car
Picture 7+ $ 45 A presentable box for the Mercury Capsule Launching Car sold from 1962-64:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, tape inside, glue residue.
Another view.
A few imperfections but the box is clean, complete, fairly square and sturdy.
Photo of the front of the box.

Only the second 3413 box we have ever had available for separate sale!
3470Aerial Target
Launching Car
Picture 6 $ 20 A box for the Aerial Target Launching Car sold from 1962-64:
Photo.
Flaws: one end flap is discolored and missing its tuck & that end is taped shut, tears, stains, creases, tape inside, scrapes, one side is faded, "period" price stamping. Despite the laundry list of imperfections, this box is still quite useful as it is square & sturdy; it will protect your car in shipment and in storage.
Photo of the end that is taped shut.

First 3470 box we have ever offered for separate sale -- it is not an easy one to find!
3662Operating
Milk Car
Picture 7 $ 60 A box (and insert) for the "O" Gauge Milk Car AND platform (milk stand) offered by Lionel in 1964 & 1965:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, scuffs, scrapes, lots of tape inside.
Another view.
Has the elaborate, original insert!
Photo of the front.
Not perfect but the box is complete, fairly clean, square & sturdy! First 3662 "Picture" Box we have ever offered for sale! It is a tough one to find! If you have a 3662 with AAR trucks, this is the correct box for that car.
Photo of the insert.
6119-75 D. L. & W.
Work Caboose
Late Classic 8 $40 A nice box for the D. L. & W. Work Caboose with gray cab, gray tool bin and gray frame sold in 1957 only:
Photo.
Flaws: small tears, mild creases, minor stains, no insert. A strong box: clean, square and sturdy plus it has both end flaps and all four inner flaps -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view.

The box is much harder to find than the caboose; it is the first 6119-75 box we have ever had available for separate sale.
6162-110 New York Central Gondola Picture 7 $ 25 A very RARE box for a very rare car: a picture box for the RED 6162 New York Central long gondola sold from 1961-64:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, scuffs, scrapes, tape, old store price sticker on one end flap. Despite the imperfections, this box is decent as it is complete, clean, square and sturdy!
Another view.

An odd box that does not show up very often! This one is only the second preprinted 6162-110 box we have ever had available for separate sale!
6357 Caboose Late Classic 6 $ 12 A box for the Lionel caboose with bar-end (metal) trucks sold from 1957-58:
Photo.
Flaws: missing the tuck (and a small piece) on one end flap and that end is taped shut, two un-original inner flaps on the same end, tears, creases, amateur repairs, lots of tape. The box has lots of imperfections but it is clean, square and fairly sturdy. It will protect your caboose in shipping and in storage.
Another view.
Not an easy box to find!
6436-110 Quad Hopper Picture 6+ $ 20 A box for the red 6436 Lehigh Valley open Quad Hopper sold from 1961 to 1965.
Photo.
Flaws: missing one interior coupler flap; minor bumps; small tears; writing; discoloration. A few imperfections but the box is clean, square and sturdy.
Another view.
This is the first 6436-110 box we have ever had available for separate sale!
6464-500 Timken
Boxcar
Late Classic 7 $ 75 A box for the early version Timken boxcar sold from 1957 to 1959.
Photo.
Flaws: missing both interior coupler flaps; tears; a few stains.
Another view.
A very presentable box: fairly clean, square and sturdy and there is no tape anywhere!
6464-510 New York Central
Boxcar
Overstamped
Late Classic
8+ $125 Here's an interesting item -- and a rare one at that: it is an original box for the NYC Pacemaker boxcar from the Girls' Set sold in 1957 & 1958 that was overstamped by Lionel for the "6464-475" Boston & Maine boxcar!!!
Photo.
Why would Lionel do this? To save money! Since the Girls' Set was not selling well, Lionel re-purposed existing inventory, including the boxes! This item was found in Set #2509WS with a Boston & Maine Boxcar inside.
Another view.
The next photo provides additional proof that this box (part #6464-520) was originally created for the 6464-510 Boxcar
Photo of one end flap clearly showing the "510" under the overstamping & a close-up of the part number tuck.
Flaws: minor tears and some "dig" marks -- probably from track pins. This brick-like box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!

The 6464-510 boxcar is not easy to locate to begin with but the box is very, very hard to find! This is only the second 6464-510 box we have ever offered for sale separately.
6544 Missile Firing
Trail Car
Perf 7+ $ 45 A box for the Missile Firing Car which was sold from 1960 to 1964:
Photo.
Flaws: tears, creases, tape inside.
Another view.
A solid box: complete, clean, square and sturdy!
A photo of the front panel.

Not an easy box to find -- it is only the second 6544 box we have ever had for sale separately!
6657 Rio Grande Caboose Late Classic 8 $ 95 A strong box for the very colorful Rio Grande (SP-type) caboose sold in 1957 & 1958:
Photo.
Flaws: tears; creases; stains. A SOLID box: fairly, clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view.

Only the second 6657 box we have ever had for sale as it is much harder to find than the caboose itself!
6800 Flatcar with Airplane Late Classic 6+ $ 60 A box for the Flatcar with Airplane sold from 1957 to 1960:
Photo.
Flaws: missing one interior coupler flap, tears, creases, tape residue, discoloration from tape removal.
Another view of the box.
Some imperfections but the box is fairly clean, mostly square and rather sturdy!

Only the second 6800 box we have ever had available for separate sale!

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Box Types
AbbreviationDescription ~~~ Abbreviation Description
Art Deco Orange & blue; bold blue lettering ~~~ Hagers Hagerstown
Early Classic Orange & Blue w/ San Francisco ~~~ Hills Hillside
Middle Classic Numbers on all sides; no San Fran ~~~ O Corr Orange Corrugated
OPS Classic Preprinted OPS stamp on side ~~~ Perf Orange & White Perforated Panel
Late Classic Numbers only on end flaps ~~~ Pic Orange & White Picture
Bold Classic Much bolder print on end flaps ~~~ W Corr White Corrugated
Glossy Later Coated stock ~~~ Win Window
Corr Brown Corrugated ~~~ Y Corr Yellow Corrugated
C Perf Corrugated; Perforated Panel ~~~ FO Factory Overstamped

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