I've been seeing ads for some shops in old model mags & while
the easiest I've found on eBay are the old "The Squadron". However,
and maybe some of y'all old-timers like me may have some stuff around
you'd like to get rid of. There was an outfit in Ind., IIRC, called
Miniature Aircraft. I dealt with them from the early - mid '70s, I
think theirs was my first MO catalog. Their catalog was a simple,
compact, fairly comprehensive list about the size of a long envelope.
Then there was IHS - Innternational Hobby Supply, from Northridge, Ca.
They're still around & I still deal with them & their wholesale side
as well. Then, there was The Spare Time Shop, somewhere in Ma. (Old
Post Rd. Plaza sounds familiar with it as well). I dealt with them
until the early '80s, until they closed, IIRC. Strangely enough, I
didn't start dealing with Squadron until the early '80s & I still deal
with them & their wholesale side. I joined up with John Burns' late,
great SPESMKC / KCC in the mid '70s & have all of his KCCs from then
'til he hung it up a few years ago. So, if any of y'all have any old
MO catalogs you'd like to part with, or many were nothing more than
photocopied, typed lists anyway, I'd pay for copies. Basically,
anything from about 1970 - 1980, drop me a line off or on list.
- posted 12 years ago