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Revell Convair B-36 Giant Bomber - (small box) Pre 'S' True Second Issue, 1/184, H205-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM-

$379   

Very rare, second issue from 1956 that is correct in every way. Unusual narrow height Pre 'S' box has the full artwork and the rare one-piece stand arm. The box is in investment-grade 'near mint-' condition. Color and gloss is like new, all four corners are perfect, no price tags or marks from tags, there is no tape - not even marks from the original factory sealing tape. There are no tears, tape or otherwise, creases, fading, stains or dents. The only flaws are slight edge wear and a 'light' spot just behind the foreground engine that you can see in the photo if you look hard. Has early 2nd issue stand with the two-piece stand arm. Revell very quickly replaced the faulty one-piece with this design. The correct instructions showing this early stand and the decal sheet includes the stand decal. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts, 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. The factory clear small-part 'krinkle' bag is present but is split open, hence the 100% inventory. The first issue of this kit looks exactly like this on the outside, but inside it has the three-prong one piece stand and instructions that reflect that and an updated parts list. The third issue of this kit shared the same part number but is in a taller box, has greatly simplified artwork, the two-piece stand arm and instructions that reflect that change. For a long time it was thought that all 'full' box art versions had the one-piece stand arm; that is not true. Revell changed the design so quickly that some were issued with the change.

Berkeley Super-Brigadier - 58 Inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft For R/C - (Super Brigadier)

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$169   

Early radio control design with a very large wingspan. In the free-flight roll, it meets the old Pan-American Airways Pay-Load Contest requirements for class A and B. Note the similarity in design to the early free-flight models - most early RC models had this appearance because of the stability required due to the difficult and unpredictable nature of early R/C control. Model features shaped and notched wing edges, die-cut plywood firewall, complete metal hardware, cut out windshield, superb full size plans with building instructions, rubber wheels, covering material and much more. Never started and complete. Berkeley is a very famous manufacturer of flying model kits from the Golden Age of flying aviation, about 1932-1954. Founded in 1933 by William Effinger, the company was quite progressive in producing quality kits - it was likely the Berkeley 'Buccaneer' was the first gas powered model in kit form. In the later 1930s, Effinger acquired the services of a very talented Henry Struck. Struck went on to design numerous award-winning kits under the Berkeley name. Berkeley weathered the post WWII recession and emerged as a major kit producer in the late 1940 and 1950s. These were great years for Berkeley and they produced some incredible and large kits. The company went bankrupt in about 1960 however. Fox engines (Duke Fox) bought the company and released the kits alongside his own FOX models and engines. This arrangement did not last, and in the early 1960s the Berkeley name disappeared from hobby shop shelves.

Midwest Wally Simmers' Dyna-Moe - 34 inch Wingspan Flying Cabin Class C for Free Flight or R/C Conversion - (Dynamoe), 402

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$55   

From the mid 1960s and another successful Wally Simmers design for Class C Cabin National Competition. Large and graceful. Climbs at 1000 feet per minute and glides at 10 to 1. Features high quality printwood and strip wood, spars, finished wheel, big factory-carved prop, covering tissue and beautiful full-size plans. Never started and inventoried complete.

Micro Models The 1940 Playboy Sr - 38 inch Wingspan Flying Aircraft (ex-Cleveland) - (later Midway Model Company), 2/5, F112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$45   

This is an authentic reproduction of this classic design and is just over half the original size. It features full size plans, quality printwood parts, spare and strip stock, plywood motor mount, two colors of covering tissue and excellent full size plans. Never started and complete. A great gas model designed to climb fast and high then 'Sniff for Thermals', the honored pastime of a generation of model enthusiasts. Flying model aircraft predated powered flight; however, balsa wood and printwood were not introduced until the early 1930s and the hobby took off, as well as the hunt for thermals. Gas flight began in the early 1930s, and powered models (most all driven by Brown engines) took home so many awards that they were forever separated in competition from rubber powered models. Design of gas models was tricky since RC (radio control) models could not yet be applied to the mass market; so a gas model had to not only fly and climb under power, but then glide sufficiently - all in a stable fashion and without any operator inputs once the airplane took off. Micro Models originally reissued many of the gas free-flight classics. The line was taken over by Midway Model Company around the early 1980s.

C&S Graf Zeppelin Airship - 29.5 inches Long

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$145   

Rare 1930s model of the famous Graf Zeppelin, made by C&S Model Company, Trenton, New Jersey. I have seen an add for this model in very old Model Airplane News magazines. Features stick and tissue construction with quality printwood, full length stripwood and spars, balsa fin material, blocks for the nose and tail, engine blocks, covering material and excellent full size plans that including building instructions. The model has not been started and has been inventoried complete.

Miniature Aircraft Vought Corsair F2G Thompson Trophy Winner - Gas Model (F4U) - 41 inch Wingspan For Free Flight Or Control Line, 1/12

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$189   

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Very rare and from 1949. True 1/12 scale flying or display model. Miniature Aircraft was well known for turning out the finest scale detailed models during this time - as their catalog says, 'The Worlds Finest Model Aircraft.' The kit cost around $5 when it was new- very expensive considering the most popular model aircraft were 10 cents. The limited production and sales have made all Miniature Aircraft kits rare and valuable today. The model has not been started. Includes all printed balsa sheets in 'near mint' condition, a beautiful spun aluminum cowling, clear vacuform canopy (in excellent condition and not yellow), rubber main and tail wheels with metal hubs, all spars, leading/training edges and strip stock, stock sheet wood, die-cut hardwood firewall, hardwood dowels, metal wire, color insignia, black and white instrument panel (on the plans), very large full-size scale plans that included text instructions and a number of detail drawings that leave nothing to chance. The plans are 'very good++' with typical yellowing and a few small edge tears but nothing major. The box top and bottom tray are all original and complete. Amazingly, the box top has four solid non-split corners and light general wear. The lower box (or tray) is also in good condition.

Scientific Miss America Gas 40 Inch Wingspan Free Flight Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$39   

From 1938. Very, very rare first issue with the big wingspan. A very deluxe kit with numerous extras- Scientific pulled out all the stops for this rubber powered 'Gas Type' model kit. In the late '30s almost every boy's dream was a gas powered aircraft model; however, the engines were prohibitively expensive and hard to operate; the kits for them were even more costly. This model 'contains everything' and that was no idle boast. Features dummy engine, quality printwood, stripwood and spars, balsa blocks and wood stock as required, metal hardware and stock, fully formed main and nose wheels, big machine carved prop, hardwood thrust button, color red covering tissue, two glass bottles with cork stoppers) bottle of liquids (cement and dope), rubber motor (which is amazingly intact) and full size plans with very detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. NOTE: the original air tires rotted off the hubs; I have replaced them with properly sized wooden wheels. NOTE: inventoried and missing the following: round wooden dowel for the engine cylinder, rubber lubricant, small round aluminum 'noise maker' pieces and small metal washers for the prop shaft. Otherwise inventoried with all other parts and plans included.

Flyline Models Luton Minor - 34 Inch Wingspan for RC/Free Flight or Static Display, 112

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$45   

Very large kit for RC or built for static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Farman Moustique - 39 Inch Wingspan Scale RC Or Free Flight, 1/12, 118

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Large kit for R/C flying or static display. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, decals, hardware and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Flyline Models Bucker Jungmeister Bu-133 - 32.5 Inch Wingspan for R/C, 1/8, 116

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed. A true scale flying model of the classic German trainer from the 1930s/40s. Scale is listed as "1 1/2" Scale" which I believe is the non-dimensional 1/8 scale. Can be flown gas or electirc free flight or R/C. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, hardware and more.

Flyline Models Quaker Flash by Herb Clunkey - 34 inch Wingspan for R/C or Free Flight, S202

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$65   

Still factory sealed but the seal has split due to age. Classic design that can be flown gas free flight or RC. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. The kit contains full size detailed plans, instructions, high quality printed balsa sheets, hardware and more.

Flyline Models The General Airplanes Corp Aristocrat - 36 inch Wingspan for RC / Free Flight or Static Display, 1/12, 105

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$75   

Museum-quality scale model of this famous 1930s aircraft. Flyline Models was a manufacturer out of Fairfax, Virginia USA. The models are known for their high quality. Features high quality printed balsa sheets, printed plywood, stringers and spars, block balsa as required, full decals, finished wheels, full-size, detailed plans with instructions and more. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Minicraft 1907 Rolls Royce Touring Car, 1/16, 11215

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$75   

Most likely ex-Bandai. Very large scale (1/16) and highly detailed. Features a rolling chassis build just like the full-size vehicle, detailed engine and engine compartment, removable hood, full suspension, driveline and exhaust, complete interior, optional top and many accessories. Molded in multiple colors and with rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Herpa Ferrari Testarossa HO Scale Private Collection Issue, 1/87, 25002

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$18   

Beautiful, ready to display HO model. Factory painted and built. In mint condition and never removed from the showcase.

Unknown Big Lot 'O 15 Submarines / All Scales / Civil War to Modern / Resin With Cast Metal and PE Details

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$89   

SALE!! Read Carefully! This lot includes 15 resin submarines and numerous small parts - many more small parts than there are subs. The collector had perhaps the world's most exhaustive submarine model collection and by his letters knew all the resin manufactures very well; they even sent him prototypes. All 11 subs are high definition resin cast. For example, some are 1/72 Lone Star Models of very early subs and others are 1/700 models of modern SSBNs. In between are some 1/350. All are new and never built but NOTE: I do not know if they are all complete. Some are complete, but some may not be. Included are bags and bags of high quality cast metal parts including numerous props, diving and stern planes, rudders and much more. There are a few frets of PE parts as well. Please NOTE these are sold AS IS and I will not do a detailed inventory. If I were to do so, I would sell them individually for a much higher price. They are cheap because it is an "as-is grab bag." There are NO instructions and documentation of any kind other than the owners notes which often includes the manufacture and sometimes the name of the kit. Many cast metal details are labeled as well (like Lone Star) but some are not.

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.

Unknown 31 Postcards 1907 to 1911 Some With Stamps

Other Materials,   Box Condition: VG++

$25   

Includes all 31 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 1907 to 1911. They topics include sites from Michigan, Christmas, New Years, Birthday, Halloween, Easter and more. All were neatly adult written on and most were mailed. Some still include the postage stamps.

Two-gether Kits Tilbury Flash 1933 Chicago World Fair Air Race Winner / Matts Helicopter

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$22   

SALE!! Includes both hardwood model kits. Two-gether brand kits are for inexperienced model builders. Each part is precut and predrilled for easy assembly. You can leave them in natural finish or paint them. They make idea toys for youngsters. These would be perfect 'first wood' models for grandchildren, etc. as they are simple, require no sanding or carving and have very few parts. Both are complete with instructions.

Jetex P-13 Delta Wing Fighter For Jetex 50 Jet Engine

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$54   

Rare. From the early 1950s. Highly prefabricated with all parts cut to shape. Includes all wood pieces, full instructions, complete full size plans and Jetex engine bracket (engine sold separately). Complete and never started.

Ideal Aeroplane & Supply Supermarine S6B Racing Float Plane - 18 Inch Wingspan Flying Model

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$89   

Very rare kit from 1932. For the advanced collector. Any model from this era is desirable and this one is complete and never started. At this time balsa was gaining rapidly in popularity over hardwood and bamboo, but this kit was during that transition - it has both balsa and bamboo parts Features excellent full size plans, printwood, excellent factory carved prop, factory carved spinner, strip wood, two paper envelopes with smaller parts (one still stamped 'Supermarine'), balsa block and beautiful blue covering tissue. Complete and never started. The box says "Ideal" as shown but only on the end and says "Ideal Combination." It is the right size and color for Ideal boxes of that era, but it is a puzzle. I have never seen a box exactly like it before.