UPDATED MARCH 11, 2017

VINTAGE G I JOE TRUE FIRST ISSUE ACTION MARINE EMPTY BOX IN HIGH GRADE CONDITION
The full description is at the bottom of the page after all of the photos.

I have been collecting a lot of different things most of my life and Vintage G I Joe for 20 years. I have sold hundreds of vintage GIJoe items in that time. I have sold items on my website, on eBay and on other for sale sites. I have been buying and selling on eBay since the beginning of eBay. My dmckee63 screen name was originally registered in January of 1997 and I have had great success making people happy with what I sold to them.

The time has come for me to pare down my collection and this will be the main place I will do so. I will be working on several pages and groupings of items for sale and linking them all to the main front page. I might also be selling items on eBay to get rid of a few harder to sell items. Please come back regularly to see what I have available. Some of these items will be things you have never seen before and will probably never have a chance to buy again once they are gone. Thank you for your time!


ITEM #179 - VINTAGE GIJOE T M - T M MARINE TRUE FIRST ISSUE EMPTY BOX
This is a nice box as you can see by the overall top view of both pieces.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE TOP END OF BOTH PIECES OF THE BOX


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BOTTOM END OF BOTH PIECES OF THE BOX


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BOTTOM END OF THE TOP OF THE BOX
This is a nice enough box but nowhere close to mint. The corners have a lot of wear, some minor tearing of the label and there is a spot of water damage on the bottom corner but this does not show from the top of the box.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BOTTOM END OF THE TOP OF THE BOX
There is a lot less wear on this end of the box and is really nice overall.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE INSIDE OF THE LID AND THE BOTTOM OF THE BASE
The bottom is the normal grey cardboard and has some minor splitting but has not separated at all. The inside of the lid is very clean. There are a couple of ink stamps done at the factory or maybe the store as if it were part of a mail order shipment.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE DATE ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID.
I personally think this date is from the label manufacturer, a printer's mark when the label was run on the printer. It is definitely the 7/64 date mark that you would expect to find on a first issue T M - T M box.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE DATE INSIDE OF THE BASE OF THE BOX
This appears to be a legitimate hand inked date stamp from back in the day, sometime in August 1964, when Hasbro assembled this package in the U.S. before sending it out to the retailer.


THIS SHOWS THE INSIDE OF THE GREEN BASE
This clearly shows some of the water damage which has faded the green dye on the cardboard. It is interesting that I have seen a lot of water damaged Marine pieces over the years. I wonder if Hasbro had a leaky roof over the section in their warehouse that all of the Marine packages were stored.


HERE IS A GOOD ANGLED VIEW OF THE LID
You can clearly see the start of a split on the left edge. The overall view is quite nice though and makes for a good display.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE TOP FACE OF THE BOX
This shows how nice the overall shine of the label is and that there is only a slight amount of wear showing for display purposes.


HERE IS A CLOSE UP OF THE BOTTOM FACE OF THE BOX
This is a good angle to show the beginning of the split on the left edge as well as a noticeable wrinkle in the label as it was applied to the box. These are the kinds of details you never see in eBay listings. I always disclose every flaw I see when I am describing something for sale.

ITEM #179 - VINTAGE GIJOE ACTION MARINE T M - T M EMPTY BOX
Here is your chance to start your own first issue boxed Marine. This is a nice T M - T M box overall and it was made very early on in the production run in the summer of 1964. You can see the markings 7-64 on the inside of the lid. There is very little wear to the graphics and overall printed label but there is some very light water staining on the top and left side panel. All 8 corners of the lid have wear and the cardboard is poking through on all of them. The bottom end panel has a very small tear on the one corner and there are also the beginnings of two tears on the bottom edges of the lid. The label is fairly smooth overall but there is some bubbling on the top face of the lid and there are light creases on both side panels from being handled. The green dyed cardboard on the base is very faded out and also has some water staining which may account for the fading of the color. There is a faded date stamp inside the base as well and appears to be from 1964 as well. There are also a couple of random red stampings on the bottom, maybe from a catalog sale of some kind. All 4 corners of the base have the original tape firmly in place but one corner is slightly torn. This is a much better than average piece overall and presents very well from the top for display. It is affordable though because of the staining and damage and is priced accordingly at $250.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I stand behind everything I sell 100% and all of my descriptions are guaranteed to be extremely accurate.
There will be NO HIDDEN DAMAGE, NOTHING WRONG that is not described, there will be NO HIDDEN SURPRISES.
I promise that I will treat your transaction the same as if I were the one doing the buying and making sure that you are satisfied with your purchase.

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If you still like to do things the old fashioned way I can accept postal money orders in the mail as well.
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UPDATED MARCH 11, 2017