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Would anyone want to purchase it? Perhaps work on a price?
I found it in my grandmas closet about 2 months ago. I remember it for at least 5 years, but I always thought it was a piece of trash.
Below is a picture of it
Sorry for the crappy quality, it was taken with my webcam...
^Fair enough. There is a thread about "Your rarest LEGO item" that discusses cases Maybe the same as yours, hard to tell from your pic...take a look.
853 Auto Chassis - http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=853-1
855 Mobile Crane - http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=855-1
870 Power Pack - http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=870-1
^ LOL Same here!
I used to have those football sets!, and also, if I remember correctly, a police van with riot police chasing a hooligan of all things. Must go down as one of the strangest sets ever. Can't remember the set number though, maybe there is an image on the database.
Not sure if it's rare, but I do have a Sandcrawler that I still havn't got around to opening.
jokers copter and the batwing (no bombs),
Harley quinns monster truck with batcycle,
Jokers ice cream suprise with tumbeler,
Batcave with penguins sub (no batskie),
two face escape with batmobile (but no stickers) and last but not least,
Arkham Assylum with ambalence, Nightwing bike and bat jet, all with minifigures :D
bit of a nerd for batman, but i only collect batman and superman now.
From 1966-69 TLG produced a wavy flag that was only found in Faroe Island flag part packs. Since there are so few people on the island archipelago, it is likely that perhaps only as few as 1 thousand of these were produced... (from my LEGO DVD)...
Elements and bricks:
red Esso oil can
Esso gas pumps
2x10 clear bricks
green CA 2x3 and 2x2 plates
white waffle bottom without LEGO logo on studs
"Anno 1762" 1x8 brick (I think it's Anno and not AD)
Granular Fruit Tree
A number of mistake bricks including shortshots, flame colored, and melted bricks.
Velveeta Set 4
214 Dealer box
Sears and JC Penney Samsonite catalog sets
A couple of Samsonite Tubes (I can't remember which one is rare off hand)
6270 with US shooting cannon
6086 as Dungeon Master's Castle
Kabaya Ninja and KK I sets
I'm sure there's other stuff I've got that should be on this list, but this is what comes to mind. And there maybe some stuff that shouldn't be as it may not be that rare.
Most valuable parts... per my LEGO DVD...
1) Red Esso Oil Can... in great condition $100 each. These were only ever produced from 1955-57, and only in Danish #1247 Esso Pumps/Sign pack (the Norwegian and Swedish #1247 sets did not have them). Per my LEGO DVD they come in 4 varieties... red 1x1 round with black background, red 1x1 round with blue background, red 1x1 with gold background, white 1x1 round with black back ground. Last 2 maybe $150 each.
2) #1309/#309 Church Set printed bricks... either "AD 1762", "1762" or "ANNO 1762"... in good condition about $50 each... with red lettering $80.
3) Esso Oil Pumps... with full decals and non-rusty poles and both red lamps... $35... UK variety... $50.
I'll get back to the sets later...
Unimpressive, I know >_>
@Brewer51. Not unimpressive at all! Quicky is cute. Wish I had him!
It's called dump luck. The Esso oil pumps were part of a massive 30 lb. lot of Samsonite era bricks I bought. It's one of the strangest items I've ever bought. Not only for the fact that I bought it, but also the price and for what I found in there. I don't know what condition the poles are in, but both lamps are there. The decals aren't great, but are readable. All have some flaking, but the blue pump is pretty bad. Later pumps I've bought are part of sets, like 725.
The Esso oil can was also part of a lot off eBay. It was a small only about 50 pieces. I don't remember seeing the part in the photo. But there were some other pieces I wanted in there and that's why I bought. My jaw dropped when I found the Esso can in there. There's a small fleck on the back missing, so I'd say it's pretty good, but great. It's got a blue background.
Another piece I forgot about is a 'VW SALG VW' 1x8 piece. Came in the same lot as the Esso oil can, but I knew this piece was in there before I bought it.
I also have #612 Tipper Truck which I picked up at a Jumble sale. I don't know whether it's rare or not but the simple Legoey design just appeals to me.
I'm sure it's not the rarest set I have -it's just the most mysterious [to me]. Its from the mid 80s. It's blue bucket #1615. I don't see why it's rare but it's not even listed here and it's almost impossible to find on bricklink. The internet says that they remade the set as 1638 but even that set is hard to come across [it is here though]. I just stare at the big blue 1615 box.
As far as small things, it's the NYCC minis or a Duplo Promo brick.
Could you confirm something for me. Those 1:87 Mercedes trucks and VW Beetles... can you double check that they say "Made in Germany" (and not "Made in Denmark")... and if so maybe try to get an image of that gold/red foil label?
If it does indeed say "Made in Germany"... it would be a major bombshell for old time LEGO collectors, which I'll discuss further once confirmation is presented.
He's also got a wooden set aswell but its not really as interesting as the town plan one :)
Also, you father's wooden box set... if it's British... it's one of these 4....
Also, the Town Plan boards and 810 boxes were produced for British LEGO Ltd. (Wrexham Wales) by Waddington's, a UK game board maker.
(Note: all my images were from my LEGO DVD... Chapter 3 (Town Plans), Chapter 14 (Wooden Box sets.), and Chapter 17 (Promotional Sets).)
I also have 3 of the Hailfire droid wheels from 4481, I also have 1 Sand Green Round Corner 2x2 Macaroni brick from the 3450 Statue of Liberty & 8 2546 dark blueish grey birds from Cafe Corner & Harry Potter sets
Brickset only has 10 people owning it, so I guess that's pretty rare although probably easily recreated. I drove 12 hours from Vancouver to Calgary to get it :D. Well, not ONLY, but it did form part of the reason.
I also have this set which I think was a promotional thing from Lufthansa from before I was even born:
My ex's dad was going to throw it away when he moved house a few years ago. Throw out Lego! I was horrified. I also rescued a three in one Creator mini Crane thing that came in a plastic green case. It's at home in Vancouver and I can't remember the number, but it was also a promotional thing - from some mining company. So nothing terribly exciting but still they're kinda neat.
Any ideas how many he had for sale?