1950s Space Cut Out Books
Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:37 PM
1 The Rocket Ship by Balfour. A story book with a simple two-page card spaceship that you launch from a ramp.
2 Jet Space Car by Collins. A larger, more complex model of a space car, complete with metal axles.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:47 PM
Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:00 PM
This is the first of the press-out books based on Dan Dare's exploits in the Eagle comic: the Dan Dare Space Ship on its launch pad. Created by Wallace Rigby, as was the Anastasia model above. Rarer than the Anastasia.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:05 PM
I've not seen this one, The Book of Model Spaceships but I understand it's also by Wallis Riby. It contains 24-inch a spaceship, space car, helmet, raygun and other items.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:08 PM
Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:40 PM
Small but nicely detailed, the Woodbine Space Ship. Woodbine is a cigarette brand and presumably this was one of those mail-away offers. 1950s probably.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:48 PM
Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:57 PM
Here are some additional Wallis Rigby cardboard creations as offered on the rear dust jackets of 1950's Grosset & Dunlap books:
Space Car, 3 Space Patrol Planes, Two Foot Long Space Ship, Complete Space Outfit (Helmet, Ray Gun and Ray, Belt, Holster, Badge, "and more".)
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