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Aurora Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina - Scale Error Version, 1/74, 374-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$135   

Rare, first issue artwork from about 1955-56. This was a fine effort by Aurora for that time and an impressive model when assembled. Features retracting pontoons and rotating props. Includes correct early logo instructions which show the clear 'Triangle World' stand and the correct stand is included. This must be one of the first instances of the 'Triangle' stand being used as it is normally associated with oval 'Famous Fighter' logo kits. Molded in gloss silver and clear. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please note the 'good' grade due to small white paint spots at the right and a slight cruch at the upper right corner. It is interesting to note that the early Aurora PBY issue has at least three small variations to the box top. The very first issue says '1/4 SCALE MODEL' at the top right. Clearly, this kit is not 1/48 scale and someone at Aurora corrected it. Following that, there are two known corrections: early and late. On the early version, the '1/4' was blotted out with a dark blue oval or circle and '5/32' was added after the word 'SCALE.' It was now correct, but the appearance was not completely professional. This box is the early, uncorrected version.

Aurora 1920 Monroe Special Indianapolis 500 Winner - (ex Best), 1/30, 521-69

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$175   

Very rare and dated 1958 and from ex-Best molds. In about 1957 Aurora purchased the Best molds for the Indianapolis 500 Winners and made one issue in 1958. Molded in a beautiful gloss blue with real rubber tires, spoke wheels and includes a crew of two and some interior detail. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes 'excellent' condition decals and instructions. Even the original factory tissue packing paper is present.

Aurora The Hartford - Admiral Farragut's Flagship at Mobile Bay, 1/115, 441-595

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$275   

1966 issue. The Hartford was the flagship of Rear Admiral David Farragut. In the Hartford he lead the Union Fleet to capture the Confederate forts guarding Mobile Bay, the only part of the Gulf Coast still in Confederate hands. In this long battle Farragut scored one of the key naval victories of the war. Very large and well detailed kit. Measures over 2 feet long and features metal anchor chain, molded ratlines, a full set of sails and running and standing rigging. The kit has zero assembly but NOTE: the hull below the waterline has been very neatly airbrushed copper. There is no other painting. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals, flags, metal chain, rigging cord and instructions present.

Aurora Boeing 727 TWA Jetliner - (727-100), 1/96, 354-249

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$95   

Rare 2nd issue dated 1963 but with the '249' kit number extension. If you look closely, this is the same artwork as the United 727 from 1962, but the Aurora artist carefully painted out the United markings, added the TWA Starstream markings and removed the UNITED neon sign from the background. Large, near 1/100 scale kit includes full landing gear, clear cockpit windows, full color decals and display stand. This model remains popular with 1/100 airliner modelers because it is the only 'short' body (-100) near this scale. Molded in white and clear with the big, clear 'world' triangle display stand. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 737 Commercial Jet United Air Lines, 1/72, 359-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$129   

Rare 1/72 scale 737 dated 1966 with great Roy Grinnell boxart. Third issue with the 2.50 price extension instead of the earlier 1.98 or 2.49. Given the 250 price extension, this exact kit was likely issued around 1967/68. Molded in white and clear, with the large clear 'Triangle World' display base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet KLM, 1/156, 360

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$125   

Rare box art version. Never started and 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions. Includes illustrated 50 year KLM history booklet dated 1969.

Aurora Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet Delta, 1/156, 360-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$44   

AURORA block letters logo issue dated 1972. Features full color Delta decals, clear windshield, detailed 18 wheel landing gear and large tripod stand. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Box is only 'Good' with various creases, bends and light stains as shown.

Aurora Eastern Boeing 727 Whisperjet - Photo Boxart Issue, 1/96, 351-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$89   

Rare 1968 hardbox issue with a beautiful box photo of a Eastern 727 at night on the ramp, ready for boarding forward and aft with airstair door extended. Inside, the kit is molded in the correct white and clear with the clear Aurora 'Globe' stand base and arm. The decals are intact, flat and 'excellent++' but have typical light yellowing. The instructions are excellent and correct for this issue as well. The kit has never been started. Inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

Aurora British Churchill Tank, 1/48, 327-150

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$62   

1969 Big A hardbox issue in amazing investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. Features elevating gun, rotating turret, figures, operating treads and bogies and battlefield display stand. Never started. Factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora Bristol F.2B Brisfit Fighter (F-2B) - Western Front No. 48 Sq R.F.C. Pilot Keith Park / No. 22 Sq Pilot Vert Galand, 1/48, 776

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$42   

Still factory sealed. Later issue dated 1976 with greatly improved mold quality, full rigging instructions and decals for both aircraft listed.

Aurora Fokker DR-1 Triplane Newspaper Issue, 1/48, 105

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+

$65   

1964 hardbox release of the classic 1956 kit with the box in investment-grade 'Near Mint+' condition. Gloss and color are as new with four solid corners and no price tags or tape. Very light wear is the only flaw. Molded in red. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions present. NOTE: the mechanic and ground chock base are burgundy (not red) plastic - they are from an earlier issue of this same kit.

Aurora French Nieuport 11 - Canada Issue, 1/48, 101-130

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Rare hardbox issue is dated 1964 and includes the third issue artwork with French instructions announcement. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. The box displays much higher than the 'excellent' grade but is rated as such due to a hard-to-see flaw on the lower wing of the foreground lower wing. 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.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra - Assault Helicopter, 1/48, 501

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$59   

Still factory sealed. Big 'A' logo issue dated 1972. Likely the third issue of this kit. In the late 1960s Aurora realized that the older molds were out of date and modelers were demanding more realism. They made a new set of molds for ships, airplanes and helicopters. These were significant improvements as the new molds were on par with current offerings. This Cobra kit is one of the improved new mold kits. Features full cockpit, pilot and copilot figures, rotating main and rear rotors and optional weapons load - miniguns or rocket pods.

Aurora Sopwith Camel, 1/47, 102-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$55   

Rare early 1960s issue and harder to find than the original 1956 release. This was only made for a year or two before the new artwork release. Please note the full, original artwork (the only issue with such) due to the 'transparent' new simplified oval logo at the lower right. The side logos still have the old 'Famous Fighters' in the border. Molded in the correct gloss olive drab and black plastic and with the chock ground base and pilot & mechanic figures. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions.

Aurora French Nieuport 11, 1/48, 101-79

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$65   

Still factory sealed. Rare, and even more so in sealed condition. Third issue with the original issue artwork still dated 1956 -but actually this kit is from the early/mid 1960s. This is the final issue to retain the original Jim Cox artwork. In this issue, the post-'Famous Fighters' blue oval has been placed in the upper left, allowing us to the see the complete artwork. (The first issue had the square Northern Lights logo in the lower left; the second issue replaced it with the early famous oval logo sunburst.) Inventoried 100% complete with all parts decals and instructions. Please NOTE that the box is graded 'Sealed Exc+' because there is very light foxing on the left side below the 2nd aircraft. 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.

Aurora Bell AH-1G Assault Copter, 1/48, 501-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$85   

1967 issue. After the sales slow down in the mid 1960s, Aurora realized that it must put out higher quality models to compete; this AH-1G is one of those highly improved kits. Features very fine raised surface detail, very good dual cockpits, crew of two, external ordnance, rotating main and tail rotors and more. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Aurora DC-9 Series 10 Hughes Airwest, 1/72, 386

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$45   

1974 issue. Still the only 1/72 scale DC-9. NOTE: this kit has 'professional' quality sub-assembly as follows: wings halves are built, engine halves are built. There is no other assembly and zero painting. Inventoried with all aircraft parts present, as well as the decals and instructions. Decals are in amazing 'near mint' condition. NOTE: missing display stand.

Aurora Silver Knight of Augsburg 1560 Valiant Warriors - Crown Issue, 1/8, K1-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$165   

Very rare 2nd 'Crown' issue. This issue is dated 1956, but is from 1957 judging from the new 'Famous Fighters' oval logo and the fact that 'CROWN' is moved up to the top, just below Aurora. Inside, the kit is also correct for the second issue. The instructions still have the 1956 rectangular logo, but Aurora has removed copyright on them that said 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. Molded in a beautiful gloss silver and with a feather plume. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. In the mid 1950s, Crown Plastics advertised the release of a series of Knight models - some of the very first figure kits. However, before Crown entered production, Aurora marketed the line for Crown in 1956- the first issue of this kit (this is the second issue). The first issue had a copyright on the instructions as 'Crown Plastics, Inc Princeton, New Jersey'. These were the first Aurora Knights ever issued and Aurora gave them the kit numbers K1-98, K2-98 and K3-98. These were the very first Aurora figure kits. The knights sold well, and Aurora bought the three 'Knight' molds from Crown Plastics within the year. The first issue had the early Aurora 'Northern Lights' rectangular logo has the correct 'Crown Line' logo inside it.

Aurora Piasecki H-21 Work Horse Helicopter, 1/48, 504-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc+

$165   

Still factory sealed but the seal has splits as shown. 1963 issue with John Steel artwork. This is the second artwork Aurora issued for the kit, and and judging from the 98 cent price extension, it is the true 1963 issue. Large 1/48 scale model from ex-Helicopters for Industry molds, which Aurora purchased in about 1955/56.

Aurora Avro CF-100 All Weather Fighter, 1/67, 137-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$55   

Dated 1960 with Jo Kotula box artwork. Features recessed panel lines and good detail for that time. Molded in white and clear and includes the famous Aurora clear 'world' stand with the triangle base. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.