Back to News

Rare Ives – Lionel Lines 1616 set

Vectis are pleased to offer a Rare Ives 1694 Train set.

Circa 1932 in our Train sale on Friday 14th December 2018

The set consists of a 4-4-4 electric outline Locomotive, 1697 Observation car, 1696 Baggage car and 1695 Pullman car.

These sets were introduced in 1932, and by 1933 Lionel had taken over the Ives company and changed the Loco to rubber stamped ‘Lionel Lines’ and new rubber stamped numbers for the matching cars.

In 1933 Lionel decided to drop the Ives ‘BRAND’ so all Ives stock was then sold outside the US to South American, Canada and Europe.

Very few of these sets are known to exist and we are pleased to offer this set with the Locomotive and cars in generally excellent original condition, all boxed with their correct numbered boxes and with the ‘Ives Corporation’ Sagar Place. Irvington. NJ. Labels on each box.