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ZTS RWD-6 or RWD-6bis, 1/72, S-06

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$18   

Three RWD-6 aircraft were built in 1932 for International competition. The aircraft won in their class, and it was the first international aerospace win for Poland. Kit includes decals for two aircraft, SP-AHL and SP-AHN that few in the competition. Finely molded kit with very good detail. Features full cockpit, optional parts for BIS or RWD-6 variants and a large comprehensive decal sheet. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, 1/110, 291-50

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM+++

$80   

Later issue with simplified logo; possibly mid 1960s. Condition of the box is almost as it left the factory, with beautiful gloss and color and four perfect corners. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Aurora Convair 880 SuperJet TWA, 1/103, 384-250

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$225   

Still factory sealed. Dated 1961. The Convair 880 and it's near sister 990 were very high performance airliners. Unfortunately they did not find favor with commercial operators. Only 65 880s were produced from 1959 to 1962. The aircraft was designed to be smaller and faster than the DC-8 and 707 - this market did not develop, however, and if it did it could have been served with less expensive designs. The 990 was a larger and faster (mach .91) airliner, but it failed to meet it's range criteria for east to west crossings of the USA. As a result, only 37 were made. Interestingly enough, several 990s continued to be operated by private owners and NASA operated two 990s for decades after the last 990 was phased out of commercial service.

Glencoe Convair 880 TWA or Swissair, 1/126, 05502

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$24   

Still factory sealed. Has decals for TWA and Swissair and features optional position cabin boarding doors and landing gear.

Minicraft Grumman XF5F-1 Skyrocket Long Nosed Version - (XF5F1), 1/48, 11628

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$35   

Still factory sealed. Nicely detailed.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt F-84 F-51 and Superkit F-51 (P-51) F-84 - Little Air Force Assortment Gift Set

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$825   

Very rare 1950s "pre-injection molded" gift set. Long before injection molded kit were made in the USA, Monogram produced perhaps the finest pre-fabricated wooden kits with plastic details. The Speedee-Bilt series were flying models with pre-painted and cut wooden parts with plastic props, cowls, pilots, etc. The Superkits were smaller static models with precarved wooden parts and many plastic details. The kits themselves are rare today, but the gift set is very rare. Monogram issued very few gift sets for injection kits, and even fewer in the early 1950s for the wooden kits. The gift set consists of a special 'Christmas' box with a tray and lift-off top with a cello window. This one contains 2 Superkits (F-84 Thunderjet and F-51 Mustang) and 2 Speedee-Bilts (also the F-84 and F-51). The outer box is intact with the original cello and is in Excellent condition with edge wear as the primary flaw. The four kits are in mint boxes and have never started. Each is 100% inventoried complete with all parts/decals and instructions present.

Monogram Willey Ley Passenger Rocket, 1/192, PS47-149

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc-

$225   

Rare first issue dated 1959. One of a very famous series of space kits that Monogram made with the designer Willey Ley. The model is molded in three colors and features a two stage rocket with separating stages, upper shuttle craft, retracting landing gear, launching pad and five figures. This kit has never been started. It is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Auto Racing Trio Gift Set - The Hot Rod-The Midget Racer-The Indianapolis Racer, 1/24, MGP8-298

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+++

$850   

One of Monogram's first plastic kit Gift Sets. Issued once in 1957 and very rare. Please read the condition of each kit carefully as there is some assembly. 'Hot Rod' is assembled and complete other than thin, flat windshield. Missing instructions. The 'Indy Car' is complete but has minor assembly to the engine block and some small details are painted silver; decals are excellent but instructions are missing. Midget Racer has not been started and is complete, including good instructions and decals. The box has wonderful color but wear as shown.

Monogram B-24 Liberator Speedee-Bilt - Five Star Super Deluxe Kit, 1/60, H4-495

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$750   

Dated 1954. This is the finest H4 Liberator that I have seen. The box has like-new color and gloss, four solid corners and only light general wear. The inside is like new also. Classic early multi-media kit with a fantastic internal box presentation. Before injection molded plastic kits were common, Monogram issued the famous 'Speedee-Bilt' and 'Super Kits' which featured injection molded details and precarved wooden parts. Of these, the Speede-Bilt B-24 and B-17 were the finest. These kits are rare today due to their relatively high original price of $4.95. This example is inventoried 100% complete with all parts, glue, dope, decals, sand paper, plans and instruction book. The kit has never been started. Still has all internal packing as shown. Amazingly, the celluloid plastic parts range from no warping to very slight warping. This is very rare, as that type of plastic was unstable and warp easily over time. Instructions, decals and plans are 'near mint' also, as are the parts sheets. No wooden parts have been punched out. This kit must be shipped insured.

Monogram Beaver Jeep Half-Track Weasel Military Wheels Gift Set, 1/35, MGP1-498

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$1350   

From 1957. Rare gift set includes four kits - Beaver/Jeep/1/2 Track/Weasel. Complete with original inserts. These kits have never been started. Each is either still in the internally sealed factory bag or has been inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3 - Four Star Issue, 1/90, P9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

$125   

First issue dated 1955. First issue with the 'P' prefix on the part number but shares the same art with PA9-98. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals. Never started. Inventoried 100% complete with all parts, decals and instructions.

Monogram Piper Tri-Pacer Four Star Issue, 1/32, PA25-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

First issue of this classic kit. Hardbox is dated 1957 and is in amazing 'near mint+' investment-grade condition. The box top has factory-new color and gloss, four solid corners with no repairs, no fading and no price tags or tape. Very light wear is the only flaw. Features opening doors, full interior, removable cowling, engine detail and two hunter/pilot figures plus dead game cat. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Monogram B-26 Invader - Four Star Issue, 1/67, P6-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

First issue from 1955. Rare. The first issue has a part number of 'P6-98', and the second issue is 'PA6-98'. Molded in correct gloss silver and clear plastic. Decals and instructions are excellent. Never started. Factory sealed bag or 100% inventoried with all parts decals and instructions present.

Monogram Dornier Do-17 - Blue Box Issue, 1/72, 6842

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed NM

$32   

Still factory sealed. 1968 Monogram-Mattel issue with the special logo on the box top and all four sides. Nicely detailed kit in the Monogram tradition.

Monogram 6 Model Missile Packets Sealed, 1/128, MP-1 thru 6

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint Sealed

$800   

Very rare. Sold only as a set of six. All six packs are still factory sealed with mint to near mint header panels. Includes Honest John/RAT/Thor/Jupiter/Talos/Matdor/Snark/Bullpup/Sidewinder/Dart/Falcon/Little John/Sergeant/LaCrosse/Polaris/Sparrow/Jupiter C/Atlas/Vanguard/Petrel/Nike Ajax/Genie/Terrier/Hawk/Tartar/Regulus II/Bomarc/Rascal/Redstone/Corporal/Nike Hercules. NOTE: postal insurance is required.

Strombecker Martin M-130 Pan Am China Clipper, 1/130, D31-89

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$95   

Rare original issue from the 1950s with Pan Am decals. Decals and instructions are in excellent condition for the age of this kit. The kit has never been started. Internal factory sealed bag or inventoried 100% complete including decals and instructions.

SIG Monocoupe 24 Inch Wingspan - Balsa Flying Airplane, FF-25

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc+

$22   

1973 Free Flight Nationals Winner - a proven flier designed by Tom Stark. Stick and tissue construction with big wingspan. Typical high quality SIG model featuring complete building and flying instructions, full size, detailed plans, plastic propeller, wheels, contest rubber, die cut parts, covering material and full decals.

StromBecker American Airlines Convair Flagship, C-38

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: Near Mint

$149   

From the 1950s and with a 10 inch wingspan. This kit and box are in rare, investment-grade 'near mint' condition. Highly prefabricated kit made from solid western pine - not balsa wood. Makes a very impressive display model when built. Includes precut and shaped fuselage, wings, elevators, rudder and nacelles, a bag of detail parts including propellers, wheels, etc, wood filler and glue, sandpaper, detailed instructions and drawings with aircraft history and a large, colorful American Airlines decal sheet. Never started. 100% complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - usually only a quick sanding would finish them.

StromBecker Lockheed F-94 Jet, C-43

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: NM

$110   

Fantastic 1950s kit in investment-grade 'Near Mint' condition. The carving is done to the final shape. When complete it makes an impressive desk top display. Features all high-quality hardwood main parts, clear plastic canopy, full color decals, glue, wood filler, sandpaper and special display stand. Never started. Inventoried complete with all parts and plans. Before plastic kits were introduced, Strombecker was famous as the premier hardwood preshaped model manufacture. In the 1940s and 1950s, Strombecker kits were flawlessly engineered but not inexpensive. All wooden parts are hardwood and are precarved to shape - you only had to glue, sand and paint to finish them.

Marx Chris Craft Constellation Motor Yacht, 1/20, 5707

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$525   

One of the finest motor yacht kits ever made. From the late 1950s. Features very good detail and 225 parts. Measures approximately 30" long, 10" high and 8 inches wide when assembled. Can be made for radio control or as a highly detailed static model. This is the finest example of this model that I have had. The outer box is very good with some wear but has perfect color and shine. The model has never been started. This kit is in mint condition inside - all parts are still in the factory sealed bags. The very large instructions/plans are mint also. Molded with cast metal accessories, metal and brass hardware and classic 1950s turquoise, brown, white, clear and peach colored and chrome plated plastic. Includes the famous Captain, deck chairs and the two 'Bathing Beauties'.