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Vtg. Fisher Price #937 Sesame St. Clubhouse Comp + BONUS /EXC++-NR MT! H

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Item Details

MPN
#937
Brand
Fisher-Price
Character Family
Sesame Street
Year
1977
Country/Region of Manufacture
United States
Condition
Vintage Excellent
Gender
Boys & Girls
Character
Ernie, Bert, Big Bird, Cookie Monster

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Vintage Fisher Price #937 Sesame St. Clubhouse Complete BONUS /EXC-NEAR MINT! H Vintage Fisher Price Play Family #937 Sesame St. Clubhouse Complete Bonus/EXC-NEAR MINT(H) (More photos below) Hang on to your hats!!! Here for your consideration is an STUNNING piece of Americana---Fisher Price's #937 Play Family Sesame St. Clubhouse play set! Produced between 1977-79, this play set is highly coveted by collectors and children alike. It's EXCEEDINGLY RARE to find one of these play sets with all of its original pieces and in this condition (EXC-NEAR MINT). With a few modifications, the plastic Sesame St. Clubhouse base was essentially the forerunner of the later Fisher Price #934 Western Town. The Sesame St. Clubhouse featured 14 original pieces and innumerable play opportunities. The base included an attached tire swing, a playground with a built-in curlicue slide and merry-go-round, a rotating perch for Big Bird on top of the building, a revolving green door in the rear to help characters appear and disappear, a secret trap door for quick exits, and a moving "walk way" that propelled the Sesame St. figures down a chute to the slide. All the play pieces could be stored inside the base by lifting the blue roof flap. ALL of the original EXTERIOR lithos are in SUPERIOR condition (EXC-NEAR MINT)! The lithos are clean, bright, crisp, and fully intact. They're ABSOLUTELY FREE of any marks, creases, tears, punctures, fading, or rubs!!!!! After repeated examinations, the ONLY "imperfections" I can detect are: 1. Five, barely detectable, small bubbles along the right and left hand edges of the ABC litho along with one, intermittent, vertical hair-line crease; and 2. Five, barely discernable, hair-line, vertical creases on the back Sesame St. Clubhouse litho along with four, small scattered bubbles. That's it!!!! I know my description sounds horrendous but I'm being super "nit-picky" here because I don't want anyone to be disappointed by their purchase from me. Many of my customers have attested that the condition of their sets far surpasses their expectations based upon my descriptions. This is ONE OF THE FINEST Sesame St. Clubhouses I've ever been privileged to see! The plastic surfaces are sublime (EXC-NEAR MINT). I have gone over this base with a "fine tooth comb" and there are no cracks, breaks, scratches, scuffs, abrasions, chips and the like. With the exception of some slight darkening of the trap door and roof plastic pieces, this base looks BRAND NEW! All moving parts operate as designed (e.g. when you crank the red handle, Big Bird's nest revolves, the walk way scoots the Sesame St. characters towards the slide, the tire swing smoothly swings back and forth, the merry-go-round effortlessly spins etc. etc.). The glossy black swing is devoid of any stress fractures, cracks, or repairs. Accompanying this PHENOMENAL base are some EXCEEDINGLY RARE pieces UNIQUE TO THIS SET (e.g. red, blue, and yellow barrels, red wagon, red/black jump rope, yellow drum, and yellow slide). All of them, except the yellow drum, are in MINT condition. The drum is in EXC condition with some scuffs and surface scratches being discerned. Topping off this DELIGHTFUL set is a full complement of all the original Sesame St. characters featured in this play set. They range in condition from EXC (e.g. Ernie and Oscar) to MINT (e.g. Bert, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Roosevelt Franklin, the Count, and Grover). NOTE: the Grover portrayed in my photos is NOT the Grover you will be receiving. I purchased another Grover in MINT condition and you will be receiving him instead of the one shown in my pictures. Both Cookie Monster and Oscar are bonus characters for this offering. They did not originally come with this set. I just decided to include them to maximize the fun. I can't emphasize enough how hard it is to assemble one of these sets with the quality pieces like I've done here for you. I've been working for almost a year to put this set together. I've scoured the United States and Canada for the best pieces possible to put together this exceptional offering. I will be thoroughly Q-tip cleaning this base and all of its accessories prior to shipping it to its new owners. I use a variety of cleaning products (e.g. Dawn Liquid Soap with anti-bacterial ingredients, Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser, Soft Scrub, Goo Gone, Crayon Away etc. etc.). I spend a MINIMUM of 1 - 1 1/2 hours cleaning each and every Vintage Fisher Price play set I sell (except for those in my "Rough Room"). Whatever time it takes, I clean these sets till they're IMMACULATE. Some sets I've spent up to 5 hours just cleaning the base! All you need to do when you purchase one of my sets is to unwrap it and bring it out for play or display. Remember, these Vintage Fisher Price play sets were not part of the recent recall of toys made in China. These Vintage sets were made in the U.S.A. Children under the age of 3 or those still mouthing their toys should not be allowed to play with these sets unsupervised as they contain small parts. Yes, you can find cheaper sets but not of this caliber, completeness, or cleanliness. THIS IS A HEIRLOOM QUALITY PLAY SET! I'm not trying to gouge people but I do need to recover my costs in assembling this set. This would make a TERRIFIC gift for a rabid Fisher Price collector or some lucky child. Don't tarry and allow this set to disappear from view. This set weighs 4 lbs., 6 oz. UNWRAPPED. I securely pad everything in bubble wrap and I've never had a set arrive damaged in over 16 years in business. My location is: Lafayette, IN 47905. See my other listings for more great items! Preferred payment is via PayPal. Payment is expected within 5 business days. The price listed is for the item itself. The total amount due will be the purchase price of the item the ACTUAL shipping cost to deliver your item to you. All shipping costs or extra fees (in the case of Canadian shipments) are the responsibility of the buyer. I will do everything in my power to find you the cheapest shipping rate—-whether it’s the USPS (First Class or Priority), Fed Ex, or UPS. I DO NOT PAD MY SHIPPING COSTS—-NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL! I SHIP WITHIN 48 HOURS OF A CLEARED PAYMENT. I primarily utilize Fed Ex Home Delivery for items exceeding 5 lbs. in weight, measuring greater than 12 inches in any dimension, or traveling longer distances. I’ve been finding Fed Ex has been running @33% cheaper than the USPS and UPS Ground. FYI, another benefit of using either Fed Ex or UPS is that their quote includes up to 100 worth of FREE insurance. Additional amounts of insurance may be purchased for a nominal fee (that is much less than the USPS). Fed Ex also provides automated tracking updates re: your parcel’s whereabouts directly to your personal e-mail account. In order to ship Fed Ex (or UPS for that matter), I MUST have a residential or work place address, NOT a P.O. Box number, as well as a home or cell phone. Otherwise, they will not accept the shipping paperwork or transport your item. Packages traveling to Alaska or Hawaii will be shipped Parcel Post via the USPS. Insurance and delivery confirmation are required. I’m more than willing to combine multiple purchases into one box whenever it is safe to do so to decrease your shipping costs. PLEASE combine your purchases on ONE INVOICE before checking out. If you pay for these items separately, I get charged multiple transaction fees by PayPal and Bonanza plus you get over-charged on your shipping. Of course, I will refund you any amount over 1.00 that you've overpaid on shipping. I’m more than happy to ship selected play sets to Canada. Remember that shipping to Canada can be quite expensive so please contact me for a shipping quote before you purchase an item. I will attempt to find the cheapest shipping rate possible. Also, Canadian customers will be responsible for any brokerage fees, Custom’s duties, or VAT’s imposed by your governments. I am not responsible for these charges. Insurance is required for all international shipments. Last, but not least, I offer a 10% discount for orders totaling 125.00 or more. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED. I have attempted to bring any noted "imperfections" to your attention prior to your purchasing the item. However, I'm only human. If I have missed something or you have a problem with your purchase, please contact me prior to leaving feedback. txzj pxzj2038 txzj71
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