GS6 Rocket Age Gift Set
This is a special item. Very rare indeed in an original box. We are told that only 10000 of these were sold in its brief period of availability between late 1959 and sometime in 1960. It was 57/6d or just under £3 which means it was one of the most expensive sets, beaten in price only by the Garage and Silverstone Layout sets and, allowing for inflation, it would have been more costly than any others subsequently too.
I will also include a beautiful print on A4 card of a reconstruction of the iconic box illustration, using real models, which I created myself.
Everything is original apart from missile nose cones and the 353 radar aerial.
Contents and their condition:
352 Excellent, grey base version
353 Excellent. Replacement aerial but original in box
1116 Excellent paintwork but a strut missing at the bottom. Still remains in position, however.
1117 Excellent paintwork but mechanism needs some help to start raising or lowering
Box has wear along all four top edges and has generally aged outside. Base is sound with small corner repairs. Packing appears complete and in good condition.
A nice collection of good reproduction leaflets accompanies this set.
Please note that because this item is nearly 2kg and insurance is essential, postage costs to countries outside UK may be very high and more than shown in the check-out here. Please contact me for an accurate price. For most of Europe, for example, the price will be about £140.00.See more photos