Catalogues 1952 – 1957

Micromodels Catalogues 1952 – 1957

 

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Number
Name Catalogue
Years published 1952 – 1957
Publisher Micromodels
Number of catalogues at least 18 known
Size of catalogues 39 x 25 cm and 17 x 13 cm
Description The format changes again for late 1952. These are the first of the 1950’s catalogues with which most collectors are familiar.
The format (39 x 25) and artwork now remains the same as 1952 right up to 1957. Only the price list column changes.
There is one exception known: Catalogue O is much smaller (17 x 13 cm), has a different front with only text and is not folded.

Most catalogues have a code at the top of the price list, from code C up to code Y.

An interesting feature of catalogues C and D is that the Mauretania (in preparation), is given its own model number of S XI, while the Queen Elisabeth is S IX.

The following examples are known:

    • late 1952 code C
    • late 1952 code D
    • April 1953 code H
    • August 1953 code K
    • November 1953 code M
    • December 1953 code N
    • January 1954 code O
    • July 1954 code R
    • August 1954 code S
    • March 1955 code Y
    • November 1955
    • 1955 printed in black and blue
    • February 1956
    • March 1956
    • June 1956
    • February 1957
    • April 1957
    • October 1957 (shows the Mayflower )

The price list column from 1952 through to 1957 is coded:

new issue
A stocks running low
B temporarily out of print
C in preparation

The final classic period catalogue is dated October 1957 and still carries the 3 Raquet Court address, although by this time the business has been transferred to Broadway Approvals (in 1956).