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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:37 PM

Another area of space memorabilia: space cutouts. Here are a few English ones I've found

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.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 06:47 PM

Here's the most famous English cut out, the Dan Dare Anastasia Jet Plane. Published in 1955 and once extremely rare. A large number of these turned up in the 90s but it's still expensive.

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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.

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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.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 07:08 PM

The last Rigby book, Jets, Rockets, and Spaceships. Despite the cover it's mainly planes with just one spaceship.

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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.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

The Space Patrol, a 1950s cut out book by Amex Co. Ltd

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

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Here are some additional Wallis Rigby cardboard creations as offered on the rear dust jackets of 1950's Grosset & Dunlap books:

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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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