EXTREAMLY RARE 1959 REVELL SPACE STATION H-1805 498 HOLY GRAIL OF SPACE MODELS

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 12, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

Hi Folks! In this auction, I offer, an extremely rare Revell 1/96 scale Space Station Model Kit. No. H-1805:498. This is truly the Holy Grail of Model Space Kits.

I purchased the kit from a toy dealer at a trade show some 20 plus years ago. At the time that I purchased it, I was told that it was complete. I just recently found out that it’s not complete. According to the instruction manual, there are well over two hundred pieces to the kit. I have found that there are a few pieces missing. I would guess that the kit is 97-98% complete. Some of the pieces remain attached to the trees and others are loose. Also, according to the box, it shows that a booklet called “Space Station Operating Manual” should be present. It is not and was not present when I originally purchased it.

I would say that the parts, instruction manual, and box are in excellent condition. I have taken many photos, so you be the judge. As you can see in the photos, the box retains some of the old original cellophane tape.

The kit was issued only in 1959 for a whopping $4.98. That was a great deal of money then! I do not believe that there have ever been any reproductions made.

IT HAS BEEN STORED IN A GLASS DISPLAY CASE FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS AND COMES FROM A SMOKE-FREE HOME. IT IS BEING SOLD AS IS AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS.

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