FB Festival of Britain
|Festival of Britain
|First year published
|Number of cards
|Size of cards
|9 x 13 cm
|1 : 3400
|First and only issue in 1951 at 3/4d.
As you can read in the 1951 catalogue of the Festival of Britain the model was an official souvenir of the Festival in London that year.
It was catalogued as out of print by 1953.
No stocks passed to Broadway Approvals in 1956.
The wrapper is in colour, but the cards are in black and white.
Autocraft has printed three versions of the Festival of Britain:
Micromodels London also issued the model.
It is fairly certain that the firm of architectural model makers, Thorp Model Makers Ltd., gave a large amount of assistance in designing this Micromodel (as they did with the London Gates and the Old London Bridge).
The Museum of London has a large model of the complete festival site that was constructed by Thorp. It was the original architect‘s layout model of the full festival site.