PRICE LISTS

PRICE LISTS

The first Price List No 1 was issued in September 1960 to coincide with the launch to the public and was printed in Dark Blue on a single side of Pale Green paper. The next numbered Price List issued was No 2 which was dated February 1961 and then after that the next, although unnumbered, was issued in August 1961 which was now printed on both sides of the sheet. Some of these have been seen overprinted in Red with the notification of a Purchase Tax surcharge and the corresponding subsequent price increases. The next Price List seen was issued in July 1962 and this one is printed on very Pale Pink paper. The next one was issued in November 1962, this time back on the Pale Green paper with this one advertising the ‘new’ Maserati and Vanwall cars. The next Price List seen was issued in August 1963 this time printed in Mid Brown onto Pale Cream paper. The next one seen is dated October 1963 printed in Blue on Pale Blue paper and a further Price list has recently been seen dated August 1964, printed in Black on Pale Green paper. This Price List seems to be the last typeset one produced since later Retail Price Lists have been seen dated May 1965 (on Orange paper) and November 1965 (on White paper) but these are typewritten only also having Wrenn’s railway items and the Master Mariner prices on the reverse.

Other country’s importers had their own Price Lists printed and a number of these have been seen. What is assumed to be the last Retail Price List has been seen from 1967 and is titled Grand Prix Electric Model Motor Racing. Again this is typewritten on Orange paper and includes the limited number of Cars available from the 9-Volt range, some Track items, a much reduced range of Accessories and a few Spares were listed and all of these items were only available direct from the manufacturer.