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The decade where it all began.   Planes, Ships, Automobiles and the first figural kits ever made, the Knights!    Here is all I've rounded up thus far for the 1950's gallery of Aurora kit catalogs.    Just click on any thumbnail below and enjoy the pages.   Anyone with any other '50's issues please share them with us.
Aurora 1950's (1)

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1950's (2)

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1956

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1959-60

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

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Every year from 1960 to 1969 is represented here to enjoy every illustrious page!!  This was certainly the greatest decade to be into the Aurora kit building hobby!  In my opinion, the heighth of the company's career.  Though the 70's had many more cool kits to add, the 60's represented a wider genre and boasted the largest amount of unique  kits offered.   There are possibly other variations of some of these issues.  Please email and enlighten us if possible.  Credit always given to contributers.

 

Aurora 1960

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1961

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1962

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1963

Image By Dr. G.from the collection of Dr. G

 

Aurora 1964

Image by Dr. G from the collection of Dr. G

 

Aurora 1965


Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1966


Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

Aurora 1967


Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1967
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Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

Aurora 1968


Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1969

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Shane Johnson

 

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The final decade of the original Aurora Model kits!  Every year from 1970 to the final issue in 1977 is here to enjoy the memories each page has to offer many collectors and those with reminisces alike.

Many memorable subjects are showcased here.  Many being very short lived as the case of the "Racing Scenes" kits.  Also the last few kits added to the "Prehistoric Scenes" and "Monsters of the Movies" prove to be some of the toughest to locate and most highly sought after kits today.

 

Aurora 1970

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1971

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora1972

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1973

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1974

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora1975

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora 1976

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Shane Johnson

 

Aurora 1977

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora Specialty / Dealer Catalogs, Supplements & Price Lists
Below we have several scarce catalogs that were probably almost exclusively sent to hobby dealers to promote and order new Aurora kits for stocking their shelves.  Including the short lived Coppersmith and Electronics kits these are a rare treat.  One of my favorites is the 1965 Alfred Neuman as it displays on every page, images of several rarely seen factory built-ups.

 

Aurora Coppersmith
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Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

Aurora Electronic
Model Kits

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

1965 Alfred E. Neuman Specialty Catalog

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

Monster Scenes
Dealer Catalog 1971

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

1975 Monsters of the Movies Catalog

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Parts Pit MIke

Prehistoric Scenes
Dealer Catalog

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

Science Fiction
Dealer Catalog

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Keith Meyer

 

Aurora Box Insert Catalogs

Here I plan to display some of the smaller sized catalogs that were originally enclosed as a bonus along with kit contents from the factory.  These are much more common than the other catalogs as they were disributed in kits to collectors abroad and not just to dealers and mail in coupon orders.  Many kids that got these were almost destined to comb the store shelves for  other kits the brochures offered.  I have several of these and will add them here real soon.  2-21-06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aurora Catalogs From Other Lands

Here would be a gathering of various catalogs from different points of the Earth.  Sadly all I have is this one example from collector, Bob Frongillo.  Anyone having any foreign issue Aurora catalog.  Please...won't you share them with us.

 

Aurora Europe

Image by Keith Meyer from the collection of Bob Frongillo

 

 

 

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