Syndicate Trading Specials

We don't know which Syndicate it was and we don't know what they were trading, but we do know that IVES sold at least six distinct sets that were labeled "Syndicate Trading Special" or "Syndicate Special". Below are the five we've been able to verify through original boxes. The sets usually contain intricate layouts and at least both the mechanical sets that we've been able to verify contained a small station and other small track accessories.

Locomotive No. 00
Locomotive No. 00

Tender No. 9
Tender No. 9

No. 51 Canary yellow
Chair Car No. 51

No. 51 Canary yellow
Chair Car No. 51

Syndicate Trading Special No. 1

Nothing unusual about the set, but original boxes came with elaborate track layout with switches and station. Below is another variation of the 1930 box that No. 1 came in

 

3260 Cadet Blue
Locomotive No. 3260

No. 552 (62) 8 wheel car - Note rounded roof
552 (62) Parlor Car

No. 552 (62) 8 wheel car - Note rounded roof
552 (62) Parlor Car

No. 558 (68) Observation
558 (68) Observation

Syndicate Trading Special No. 2

Cars have the bodies from the 1930 Yankee Clipper on 8 wheel trucks with Cadet blue American Flyer roofs.

 


Locomotive No. 3260


No. 129 

No. 130


No. 132

Syndicate Trading Special No. 3

Engine not cataloged in Orange in 1930, passenger cars have 1929-30 solid frames. Picture of box below looks like Wide gauge box - this came with lots of track, station, switches and misc. Accessories - we've never seen one that still had original set intact in original box, to give exact contents.

 

Syndicate Trading Mech. Special No. 3

1931

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