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Life-Like Flying Cloud Clipper Ship - (ex Pyro), 09370

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$28   

From ex-Pyro molds. Small scale model measures ~7 inches long when assembled. Pyro did an excellent job of capturing the lines of this classic clipper and the model features full hull, fine molded-in wood above the waterline & copper sheathing below, pre-formed ratlines, billowing sails and display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions.

Cleveland 1938 Turner-Laird Pesco Special Racer - Balsa Flying Model Airplane Kit, 1/16, SF-72

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$79   

This is a Cleveland 'SF' or 'Scale Flying' model in museum scale of 1/16. This is an early cardboard box issue with silver printing. All Cleveland kits were very complete and this one is no exception. Features very high quality balsa printwood and strip wood, covering material, pre-carved nose, partially machined wheel pants, finished wheels, ready to use prop blades, markings to convert the aircraft to the 1939 race winner, highest quality plans, and more. The model has not been started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and instructions. NOTE: there is light bug damage to the paperwork. The Cleveland Model and Supply Company played a pivotal role in the development of true scale models. In 1909 Bleriot's English Channel flight caused a surge in aviation and model aircraft around the globe. Several companies were ideally positioned to take advantage of the aviation craze. In the USA, Wading River Manufacturing Co. (1909), White Aeroplane (1911), Ideal Model Aeroplane (1911), Broadfield Model Aeroplanes (1919) were among these pioneers, offering everything from plans and parts to complete kits and ARF models. Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic Ocean caused an even bigger world-wide phenomenon called "The Aviation Craze" that extended up to the start of World War II. Many companies such as Megow, Guillow's and others started right around the time of Lindbergh's flight. Some of these models flew and flew well, but they all had one thing in common - were generally not accurate scale representations. In 1929, a youngster named Ed Packard had a very advanced dream- to produce incredibly accurate, true scale models that flew perfectly. This radical idea established the world's longest running single-owner (77 years) model airplane business- Cleveland Model and Supply Company. To this day, Cleveland models are treasured as the most accurate flying scale models produced. The fact that Mr. Packard started and successfully grew this business during The Great Depression is a testament to his ideals and business skill. I highly suggest the excellent book called 'Aviation's great Recruiter- Cleveland's Ed Packard' by H.L. (Herm) Schreiner. It is an excellent history of the man, his company and the times of the Golden Age of Model Aviation.

AMT 1994 GMC Sonoma SLS Pickup Truck, 1/25, 8128

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$38   

Still factory sealed. 1994 issue. Features detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, detailed chassis and full interior.

Sanwa B-26D Invader Bomber - (A-26 / A/B-26), 1/110, 514

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$49   

Dates from the early 1960s and very hard to find. The scale is approximate. The kit is dated by the 'Tokyo Plamo' logo, which was used between 1960 and 1964. Inside, the model is factory new - all the parts and decals are still in the factory sealed clear bag. With instructions in 'excellent' condition. Sanwa was one of Japan's earliest post-WWII kit producers, making model kits in the 1950s; some sources say 1955. Kits were marketed under Sanwa and Tokyo Plamo, with the general consensus being the the later logo came out around 1960 or later. Production ended in 1964, making all Sanwa kits rare and collectible. The entire line was extensive. It included very small scale tanks (some that were motorized), battleships in three scales with the larger ones motorized with dual prop drive, slot cars, civil sport boats and an electric outboard, a full line of hand gun models that actually shot plastic bullets, two fighter groups and bomber groups (probably Monogram), several different lines of scale aircraft, missile kits, scale (static) car models of early Japanese automobiles, at least 7 flying model aircraft that had electric and rubber motors, a 'Super Control Stand' P-51 that moved with a joystick and had an electric propeller and sound unit, two different lighthouses and a windmill, an air cushion boat, motor cycles, a diving submarine (electric) and a working (rubber band) George Washington Class SSBN and even a garden tractor with an electric motor. There was even a cut away 727 in big 1/96 scale and an Airport Set with a Cessna 180 and Bell 47D Helicotoper. Just before going out of business, Sanwa issued some kits in conjunction with the 1964 Tokyo Olympic games - these kits even included a copy of an Olympic medal.

ODK Nakajima J1N1 Gekko Irving, 1/55, 100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$34   

ODK was the logo used by Odaka Sangyo. Odaka began plastic model kit production in early 1960, but all production stopped by 1965. The Irving was their first kit; however, this issue is likely the final issue given the more realistic box art. Molded in silver, black and clear plastic. Never started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The box says this is one of "Odaka's Double Engine Aircraft Series" and ODK says the scale is 1/55. The long top box end shows four other kits with the artwork - all for the final release of each. They include Ki-45 Nick, XP-50, P-38 and Me-110.

Hasegawa Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR1 - No. 20 Sq or No. 3 Sq RAF / US Marines VMA-513 'Flying Nightmares', 1/72, 028

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$16   

Well detailed model from the 1970s with fine raised panel detail. Includes decals for the three aircraft listed, positionable exhaust ports and iron bomb/Aden Gun Pod/rocket launcher and drop tank underwing stores. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag including decals and instructions.

Clear Creek Models DSP&P C&S 27 Foot Box Car HOn3 Narrow Gauge - HO Scale Craftsman Kit, 1/87, 413

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$25   

Still factory sealed. Excellent, highly detailed model features beautifully injection molded plastic main parts & very fine details, metal stock and full instructions.

AMT Parts Decor Airplane With Frame, 2806

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$22   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1973. These kits were marketed under 'General Crafts' which was part of AMT. If you look closely, you can see AMT car parts making up much of the aircraft! The wings are car grilles and there are shock absorbers, semi side view mirrors, mag wheels, oil pan and more. Although not a scale model kit, I can remember this being a very popular craft at the time. Includes a 8.75" x 6.76" frame with metallic trim, black background with part identification printed directly on it, plated plastic injection molded parts, glue and instructions. There were at least 6 craft sets total; 2805 Early Roadster, 2806 Airplane and 2807 Viking Ship were all this size; the three others, 2905 Antique Auto, 2906 Iron Horse and 2907 Antique Planes were in 14.75" x 10.75 frames.

Air Lines Westland Wessex I (S-56) - (ex-Frog_, 1/72, 7905

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$26   

Molded in silver from quality Frog molds. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Box art is by the famous Jo Kotula who did 1930s covers for the magazine 'Model Airplane News' and later the Aurora box art of the late 1950s. Air Lines kits are all Frog molds that the Lines Brothers imported to the USA between 1964-1966. The kits, decals and instructions were made in England, then imported to the USA where Testors created the boxes with the colorful trading cards on the back. There are one or two trading cards on each box which show the boxart but not the advertising/logo. Some kits contain a Testors color painting guide also, but it is not specific to any model.

OEZ Mig-21 MF - Bis / SMT - Czech / Finnish / USSR - (Mig21MF), 1/48, 1

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG-

$22   

Very well detailed and large (1/48) kit. Cleanly molded with all recessed panel lines and details. Features detailed cockpit and gear wells, optional position air brakes and two piece canopy, numerous optional parts for the different variants and a very impressive set of external stores many types of drop tanks, missiles, rockets and pylons. Includes a large and detailed decal sheet for several USSR, CSSR and Finnish aircraft. There is a color painting guide on the back of the box. Never started. Factory sealed bags with decals and instructions present.

Unknown 28 Postcards 1904 to 1911 Some With Stamps

Other Materials,   Box Condition: VG-

$19   

Includes all 28 very old, ornate and colorful cards in very good condition. Many are embossed. These postcards came in an early 20th century postcard album, which is why they are well preserved. Dates range from 1904 to 1911. They topics include sites from Michigan, Birthday, Easter, Valentine and much more. All were neatly adult written on and most were mailed. Some still include the stamps.

Hasegawa Mig-29 Fulcrum, 1/72, K22

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$22   

Still factory sealed. From 1987. Beautifully molded kit. Features all recessed panel lines, decals for many aircraft numbers, cockpit and gear well detail, optional position canopy and pilot figure.

Pegasus Fairey Fulmar Mk.I or Mk.II & Airwaves Detail Set - Fleet Air Arm or USAAF - Bagged, 1/72, 3002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$28   

Includes factory-sealed Airwaves AC7261 Fairy Fulmar super detail set with brass PE parts. The actual model is the limited edition that builds either variant. Features all injection molded main parts with recessed panel lines, metal details, injection molded clear canopy and decals for either version. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

JV Models Two Bunkhouses John Rendall Scale Model Division - HO Scale Craftsman Model, 1/87, 2011

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$25   

Nicely detailed wooden kit with plastic details and other materials as well. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including instructions.

Trumpeter Mig-15 bis - PLAAF China, 1/32, 04

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$38   

Large-scale model features detailed cockpit, pilot figure, separately molded ailerons, wing flaps, elevators and rudder, two wing drop tanks and two slipper tanks, detailed gear wells, complete jet engine, removable tail section with dolly, optional position canopy, boarding ladder and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora German Gotha G-V Bomber, 1/48, 785

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$69   

1976 issue with revised molds and a much better kit than the previous releases. Includes full rigging instructions, crew figures, choice of markings for two aircraft and lozenge paint guide. Never started. Inventoried complete and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$59   

Rare third issue in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Although copyright dated 1956 on the side and sporting the original Jim Cox artwork, this kit is from the early/mid 1960s due to the blue border logo. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Thanks to Eugene DuBey, we know some history on the aircraft that Aurora modeled. The tail # on the kit rudder is 1354, the number of a Nie 16 that served with "CAM de Dunquerke / St Pol sur Mer", 1916-17.

MPM Kawanishi N1K1 'Shinden' George, 1/72, 72123

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$16   

Kit features fine, all recessed panel line detail, many photoetched parts and decals for four aircraft. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. During construction of the NiK1 Kyofu (Strong Wind) float plane, the design team at Kawanishi did a study of converting that aircraft to a land-based fighter. The design seemed very promising, but the Japanese Navy rejected it. Kawanishi decided to privately fund the building of prototypes regardless. The aircraft flew and flew well, but the navy was unimpressed as they ordered the J2M Raiden into production. Kawanishi, undaunted, built four additional prototypes. The IJN was finally won over, and funds were released to produce the fighter. Production problems were solved in time for the Shiden (Violet Lightning) to see action before the end of the war, but not in significant numbers to change the tide. The Shiden was an excellent aircraft, but a modified version, NiK2-J may have been the finest Japanese Naval fighters of the war.

Testors 1930 Laird Solution Racer - (ex Hawk), 1/48, 914

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Nicely molded from ex-Hawk molds. Includes 'Bendix Pylon' style stand. This kit has not been started. NOTE: missing the prop retainer, which is easily made and not seen once the kit is built. Inventoried with all other parts including decals and instructions.

AGA Sokol Polish Navy (U-Class) Submarine, 1/400, 1403

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed VG

$14   

Still factory sealed, but the seal has drawn the box top concave. Solol and her sister Dzik were the first submarines delivered to the Polish Navy once WWII began. By Feburary of 1941 Sokol was patrolling the Bay of Biscay. The Dzik was delivered on October 11, 1942 and entered service very quickly. Both of these ships achieved significant success in the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, where they destroyed several enemy ships. Both subs outlasted the war and were returned to England. The Sokol was broken up in 1949 and the Dzik was lent to the Danish Navy in 1946. Her active service ended in 1957 and she was broken up in 1958. Very nicely molded and detailed but certainly not a 'state of the art' Tamiya style kit. Features full hull with propellers and rudder, display stand, color paint guide for two different paint schemes on the back of the box with rigging diagram and full decals for either scheme with flags.