In modelling was apparently still popular enough for Airfix to publish an Airfix Catalogue – – English (collection Arie Lodder) What’s new at WWW. Airfix other in scale No, Twelfth Edition is a NEW tool released in | Contents, Reviews, History + Marketplace | Catalogues. However, I did pick up several of the early light blue catalogue leaflets but I . It was reprinted in June and a small “R” was stamped next to the price.
The magnificent Harrier picture graced the front cover. Printed January it ran to 64 pages.
With so many new kits it is surprising that a new catalogue was not produced, presumably a colour insert was cheaper. The first came in two versions: After this the annual leaflets were either included or available separately airgix the counter.
There were three issues.
It carried the catalogue number of INS. The cover pictures were by a Pete Kelly. The first mention I can find is in a kit advert in the April Airfix Magazine. The first listed exactly those models in the catalogue, though some were asterixed and was I think included in the catalogue as well as on the counter.
Printed in Januaryno catalogue number is given. Printed in Decemberit stated: The 1 st edition still appears in kit adverts in Airfix Magazine until Decemberwhen the 3 rd Edition was announced!
It was announced in the April Airfix Magazine. This article last appeared in “Constant Scale” No 33 – By now the catalogues had settled down into an annual routine and they tended to appear in model shops immediately after the January Toy Fairs or shortly thereafter. It is basically a supplement showing only the the releases plus a few released in late and was not a full catalogue as such.
It ran to 32 pages, including covers and measured mms by mms. Issued init is the same size catslogue the first edition and with the same number of pages there were now details of about kits. They were the same size as the yellow one but were in portrait mode.
Two colour leaflets were also issued. The early catalogues, 1 st to 5 th Editions also had special non-illustrated leaflets included in them. Notable were the 1: I never saw a second issue 5 th edition catalogue at the time but picked up several leaflets from counters. The Insert was a 6 page leaflet with full colour cover and insides. The covers were in full colour but the insides were in black and white and two shades of blue.
A separate counter-top leaflet was issued which also found its way into many of the catalogues. It was being sold with a 1 st Edition catalogue so I believe it must be the first of two zirfix lists for the 1 st edition.
Airfix Catalogue 12th ed 1975
In one of each I have a separate insert with new prices on and these were both reproduced in CS Only 3 kits are listed as not being in the catalogue. Both have on the front.
Subsequent ones would be in portrait mode and apart from and would all be A4 size. The 2 nd edition was numbered and had an all-white logo on the front. I have a third variant which does not have a price on it but was printed in January Several 4 page landscape mode leaflets were issued at around the same time, the front page of which incorporated the inside page of the 2 nd Edition, including the ‘thoughtful’ small boy.
It had slightly revised prices see CS19 but no new models and one or two asterixes dropped.
Around the same time the first of the B leaflets appeared which replaced the 9 th edition Halifax ones. Printed in Januarythere were two Price List leaflets, the 1 st and 2 nd Editions, neither of which bore catalogue numbers.
It was announced in Airfix Magazine for September There were a few extra kits listed and they were slightly larger than the yellow one at mms by mms. It ran to 56 pages, excluding covers, and was numbered It was also numbered PL The layout was similar to the previous one s but the extra space allowed for national insignias and airline markings.
Two were issued which had slightly different prices due to a small reduction in Purchase Tax see Airix PL was printed in January and there were two versions, one with prices and one without. An orange version without prices was issued, plus one with Woolworths on. As far as I can tell it was unaltered from the 1 st but contained separate price increase inserts see CS There were two leaflets.
They were available with and without prices. Printed in Januaryit ran to 64 pages excluding covers.
I have two, purchased new in Over kits were mentioned on the cover. On the inside front cover is a drawing of a boy resting his cataalogue in his hands which would feature on the front of the third catalogue leaflet. The listing was identical to the price list and was clearly intended to be a counter-top leaflet.