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Oldies
« on: June 26, 2020, 03:40:31 PM »
Found at the bottom of a drawer, my parent's house. I'm probably going to set all as a "tableau" and hang on a wall as a picture.
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Giuseppe

Offline Dave Brewer

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Re: Oldies
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 05:29:49 PM »
Love the spotty Stuka,what a great collection.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 06:42:12 PM »
Amazing discovery!

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 10:25:31 PM »
   A lot of very happy memories kindled with that photo! The "bagged" Airfix Kits were a staple in my little world of the time and some of the box art is frighteningly ancient!! Great stuff!
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Lance

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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 02:23:47 AM »
great finding Giuseppe!
i myself have a tin-box (actually the box of a Bauli panettone) full of these old aifix bags
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 06:39:06 AM »
Looking at that I have just regressed ......years! I can just remember some of those older headers: by the time I was old enough to afford to actually buy one the headers had changed. I still have a Spitfire with the header you illustrate, and I inherited from a friend of my brother a spotty Ju 87 which is still in my roof!



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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 07:06:13 AM »
Stephen,
    Your Stuka really jolted my memory, I had a larger Lindberg one done in a very similar scheme, and that was at least 65 years ago! I love to see these old kits as they bring back the thrill I felt on setting out for the variety store to shop for another hard earned treasure. Sorting through the rotating display stand full of Airfix bags was a true adventure! Life certainly has changed .......
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Lance

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Re: Oldies
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 07:42:42 AM »
I see myself at the age of 7, staring at the showcase of a shop - i have a vivid memory of the yellow plastic of the auster antarctic and of a frog whittle.

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 08:14:27 AM »
I have carefully counted my pocket money, and I have enough for one kit - which one??

Ahh nostalgia

Richard
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2020, 11:18:54 PM »
I have carefully counted my pocket money, and I have enough for one kit - which one??

Ahh nostalgia

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Re: Oldies
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2020, 03:07:01 PM »
Classic! I remember the old Stuka too...Christmas present 198?
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Re: Oldies
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2020, 07:20:19 PM »
With that header, the Stuka would be 196? or even 195?😃

I think the SR53 is avidly sought by collectors and probably worth a lot of money. Maybe the Auster too.
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Re: Oldies
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2020, 11:30:43 PM »
Thank you Sandy, yes the oldest kits were probably bought late '50s. I'm getting curious about their value: let me have a look on ebay, if there is any of the same issues.
Ciao
Giuseppe