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nashorn88
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: Blast from the past Reply with quote

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/chDNxXH7S7SjPto5ciE9eQ.3tZICrGWAuvReAD7NgdXRV
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was fun to see! It's amazing how few of those old ads/catalogs/etc. are around here. If anyone else has any, please post them here.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thread I found this little beauty...……..or wait are we just talking GHQ ads?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Catalogs
Fall 1989





Winter 1990





Summer/Fall 1993





Whatever happened to those Mainly Military buildings?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about that. The edit/delete functions are a bit wonky it seems.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Whatever happened to those Mainly Military buildings?


Don't know. But I have 7 of the ones shown in that old catalog!

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... or wait are we just talking GHQ ads?

I suppose we should stick to the GHQ stuff.

Otherwise I would post the 1977 Olds Omega SX ad. Not that anyone gives a rat's pattuti about it, but it does have yours truly in it. Yes, indeedy, my friends, not all of my involvement with the world of models over the years has been with miniatures. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/wMKyQxCGQtqYQMWCbYyHSQ.Inx4DJtE-n1gpbls_DYOCu
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found another ad and this article.
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/UNfSGBn0TPq4U9d1d5y1ZQ.LRkYHZBSNlIbJSDwMGMF9U
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/slOIXBxaRVi_eTLFMsfUsQ.hBBhky6bN10N3QRmLCkIhR
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$2.75 for 5 tanks
Wow..... what a deal but when I used a Inflation Calculator that came out to $16.85 today’s dollar. Shocked
So actually it’s cheaper today then it was in 1972.
Think I brought my 1st pack or box in 1977 maybe 76
Anyone remember what they cost that year?
I recall $ 3:15 then 3.75 ??
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nashorn88:
I've been collecting for 50 years "come August".
The earliest retail prices I saw were $1.95, $2.20, and $2.45.
It depended on the size/complexity of the items. Everything was 5 per pack, until the introduction of the original model of the Italian L3 tankette- they were 7 per.
Not many were in the top bracket when I started collecting; the Tiger 1 may have been first. The first trucks also were when they came out- they were 3-piece castings, and the cab was hollow with open windows...
I had saved ALL my GHQ catalogues and such, but many were lost with my Grandparents home.
I don't know what I have "buried" in my attic, but wouldn't know how to post pics anyway...
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