I hope you don't mind my popping in here...
I wanted to respond to some of the wonderings I have seen on this post. Yes, they were all in their original boxes and had never been opened. As to why the owner never opened them I can only guess that he had more money than he knew what to do with and he was just happy to have them? Some of the boxes were postmarked in the late 80's and lots of them were postmarked in 1994. So, they have been quietly sitting in their boxes until this last Tuesday night when we made a huge mess out of our partner's apartment and unpacked all of them. If any of you have ever unpacked a Cummons ride, you will know what I mean. The packing is tremendous! I have never seen anything like it! There is the box, then, inside of the box looks to be foam that has been cut up into little tiny pieces. Then, there is newspaper and butcher paper wrapped around the "package". Then, the package is butcher paper all taped up around the ride which is covered in this cotton like material and inserted into three or four foam pieces (the stem). Quite good packing but very hard to unpack. We will be shipping all of the pieces in the original packing material just the way the Cummons' packed them. Even with all of that great packing, there were two tiny problems. The Spider lost a piece of its fence and the Cobra lost a seat. Minor fixes. All in all, the pieces are in pristine condition.
There was on guy who asked why we didn't write "Runs Great" on all of the pieces. I just didn't think. They all do run great. It was fun putting them on their bases and turning them on and watching them run. Really amazing! :-)
We will be listing the pieces individually if they do not sell as a group. Beleive me, I have heard you guys but I am one of three and we compromised on a three day group auction. If that doesn't work, then we have agreed to go individually.
Hope that info helps.