Pyro Elsie Gloucester Fisherman, C259-100

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Pyro Elsie Gloucester Fisherman, C259-100 plastic model kit

C259-100 Pyro Elsie Gloucester Fisherman

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

Dated 1966. Early hardbox issue with AJ Rudisill artwork. There is no scale listed, but the kit is just over 8 inches long when assembled. Full hull kit includes good deck detail with many separately molded parts such as lifeboats, hatches, windlass and much more, billowing sails and display stand. Molded in white and light wood tan. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. This is one of the 'intermediate' line of Pyro ship kits, which were first called '$1.00 Models' and in 1967 were renamed '$1.25 Models.' All were roughly the same size and were a significant increase in detail from the '50 Cent Models.' (later called 74 cent models). Kits in the $1.00/$1.25 line (by 1967) included the Skipjack, Cutty Sark, Charles W. Morgan, HMS Bounty, HMS Ark Royal, USS Constellation, British Bomb Ketch, Chinese War Junk, Elsie - Gloucester Fisherman, Henri Grace A'Dieu, Dutch Staten Jacht, Gotta Le Jon and others. 50 Cent/75 Cent kits in 1967 included the Mayflower, Barbary Pirate, USS Constitution, Santa Maria, Golden Hind, Half Moon, Bon Homme Richard, Brig of War, HMS Victory, Flying Cloud, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, La Reale French Galley, Venetian Carrack, Roman Merchant, Spanish Galeon and others.

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