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VINTAGE CONSTRUCTION SETS, PARTS, & MANUALS

In this catalog we present both new and selected, one-of-a-kind collectible construction sets. Several systems are represented in the offerings below, including Temsi, Stokys, Stabil, and others. Each set is either 1) as new (unused) or 2) as is. All sets are sold in as is condition, and all sales are final (NO refunds or exchanges). If you have any questions prior to making a purchase, please contact us.

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TEMSI NO. 2A SUPPLEMENTAL SET
  • 101 pieces; 1 part tray
  • New, unused, factory-fresh late 1990's version of the No. 2A "Collect Box" supplemental set
  • Includes angle girders, a variety of perforated strips, four red plastic flanged wheels with brass bosses, four windmill blades, long double angles, eccentric cranks, and a miscellaneous assortment of small parts and fasteners
  • Detailed, monochrome instruction manual with a glossy full color cover
  • For ages 7 and above
  • 5.9 lbs.    10¾" x 14" x 2 3/8" - Seven sets available.
$30.00


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STOKYS NO. 00 SET

New, unused set circa 1960. Two parts are missing, including one of the four small pulleys/wheels. As the detail photo shows, the tiny set features a selection of strips, both formed and straight, a flanged plate, a pierced disk, crank and axle shaft, assorted fasteners, plus the aforementioned small pulleys. A monochrome instruction manual is included. The box, featuring a full color cover, and the manual are in excellent condition. One set available.

$30.00

Merkur No. ND109 25-Hole Strip Accessory Pack
  • Six Packages Available
  • Includes 25 pieces
  • For ages 8 and above
  • 1.2 lb.
$29.95    SALE: $8.00    


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AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER NO. 1

Original manual from 1914; 35 pp. with black and white model instructions and multi-color cover art. Very Good condition; large corner missing from last page. One available.

$10.00


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AMERICAN MODEL BUILDER MASTER MANUAL (ALL MODELS)

Original manual from 1914s; 80 pp. with black and white model instructions and multi-color cover art. Good condition. One available.

$12.00


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AMB PROMOTIONAL BOOKLET AND CATALOG (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of "The Story of Steel,", an American Model Builder promotional booklet and product catalog. Covers are printed from color scans of original booklet on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original pages. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 23 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$7.00


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AMI-LAC NO. 6 MANUAL

Original manual for the No. 6 set, includes all models for sets 1-6; 32 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. New condition. Two available.

$5.00


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EITECH C12 MANUAL

Original manual for the Eitech C12 set; 27 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$5.00


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EITECH C14 MANUAL

Original manual for the Eitech C14 set; 23 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$5.00


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EITECH SET INSTRUCTION SHEETS - 27 SHEETS

Set of 6 original instruction sets: 4, 6, 8, 15, 76, Eiffel Tower; 27 separate sheets in all, most are two pages. New condition. One set available.

$15.00


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GILBERT ERECTOR MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION - PART 1

Original manual from the late 1920s; 32 pp. with black and white model instructions and three-color cover art. Very good condition (some very small dark stains on cover). One available.

$12.00


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GABRIEL ERECTOR MANUAL FOR SETS 200, 375, 500, 725

Original manual from 1981; 32 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Very good condition. One available.

$8.00


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KIS TECHNIKUS MODEL BUILDING MANUAL (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of a Hungarian building set manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 8 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$5.00


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ERECTOR (MECCANO) 40-MODEL MANUAL

Original manual from 2001; 87 pp. with full color model instructions and cover art. Fine condition. One available.

$7.00


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MARKLIN NO. 71A INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual from 1930 for sets 1-3; 144 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. Printed in German. Good condition, but with folds on upper right cover, some small tears, and other minor wear on both covers. One available.

$10.00


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MECCANO INSTRUCTION MANUAL NO. 2

Original manual from 1974 for set no. 2; 24 pp. with multi-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English and other languages. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


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MERKUR M5 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual for set M5; 38 pp. with full-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English, Czech, and other languages. Fine condition. Two available.

$8.00


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MERKUR M6 INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Original manual for set M6; 32 pp. with full-color model instructions and cover art. Printed in English, Czech, and other languages. Fine condition. . Two available.

$8.00


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OLYMPIA MANUAL (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of an Olympia Metallkleinbauskasten manual. Covers are printed from color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 32 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$7.50


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STABIL 49-52 SETS MANUAL - EARLY (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the early period Stabil 49-52 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 80 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


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STABIL 49-52 SETS MANUAL - LATER (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the later period Stabil 49-52 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 128 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


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STABIL 53-55 SETS MANUAL - EARLY (REPRODUCTION)

Reproduction of the early period Stabil 53-55 manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features legible but underexposed b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 42 pp.; pagination begins on page 57. Fine condition. One available.

$7.50


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TECH INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR SETS 1-3

Original manual for the Tech plastic building component system. 48 pp. with black and white model instructions and full-color cover art. Good condition. One available.

$5.00


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THE LITTLE ENGINEER 137 MANUAL (REPRODUCTION)

High quality reproduction of the Danish No. 137 Little Engineer manual. Covers are printed from full color scans of original manual on heavy card stock, and interior features high quality b&w scans of original model instructions. Manual is wire-spiral bound for ease of use (pages lie flat). 44 pp. Fine condition. One available.

$10.00


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VOGUE INSTRUCTION BOOK NO. 3

Original manual from the mid 1950s-60s for sets 1-3; 24 pp. with black and white model instructions and multi-color cover art. Good condition, with some minor creasing and folded page corners. One available.

$10.00