WM II Old Essex Windmill

WM II Old Essex Windmill


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Number WM II
Name An Old Essex Windmill
First year published 1949
Publisher Micromodels
Number of cards 6
Size of cards 9 x 13 cm
Scale 1 : 250
Description First and only printing in 1949 at 1/8d.
Catalogued as out of print in 1954.
The wrapper is in color, but the cards are in black and white.
This is one of the few working Micromodels with the windmill sails designed to rotate.

Autocraft has printed three versions of the Windmill:

  • one printed straight from the original printing plates. This version is printed on modern white paper, so it is distinguishable from the original. Collectors have to be cautious because when you see only a picture of this model it is impossible to determine if it is an original or a re-issue.
  • one with Autocraft on the bottom, price removed.
  • one with the head Micro New Models.

The instructions side of the wrapper identifies the actual mill as being at Aythorpe Roding near Great Dunmow in Essex.

Micromodels London also issued the model