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Mamod packaging and ephemera

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Having the original box as well as the literature which came with your engine is always very desirable . . .

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A near mint 1965 SE2 with a very rare blue printed box

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Mint unfired Minor 2 c1963-65, complete with a gold printed box

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Two-colour promotional leaflets from 1954 - 1970s

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A large dealer full colour leaflet in four languages - 1972

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A selection of Mamod leaflets dating from the mid 1950s - 1960s

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Two leaflets from 1954 and 1958, printed letterpress, two colours

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An extremely rare promotional leaflet for retailers, not found in engine boxes.

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Inner illustrations from the retailers leaflet, superbly executed

Leaflet details
The leaflets illustrated here were all given away with engine when new and were an ideal way of promoting the Mamod range to new or existing owners. Today they are a valuable source of information, giving the range details and specifications of the engines of the time. Subtle variations in the illustrations provide vital clues as to the dates of each leaflet, in many cases the line illustrations were redrawn in part to reflect the gradual changes in the construction and design of the steam engines depicted.
 
Leaflet sizes
4 panel two colour:
6 panel two colour:
Retailers brochure:

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A promotional booklet from 1976, advertising the (then) new SA1

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A promotional leaflet from 1969, for the export market

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Malins covering letter and price list from 1968

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An ad placed in the Meccano magazine c1967

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Printed leaflets from about 1960 and 1967, two colour lithography

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An artists impression of the then 'new' SE3, from large leaflet, circa 1957

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Technical data on engines produced in 1957

Up until about 1972/3, around the introduction of the SW1 all the leaflets were printed in two colours: black and warm red. From 1973 on full colour printing was employed which really showed of the range to great effect. The charming line illustrations of the previous era publications were replaced with full colour photographs which showed the quality and finish of the range. The two colour leaflets are quite rare now, occaisionally they turn up at the bottom of a box or similar - all are well worth keeping. Look out for the larger promotional brochure produced for the retailers - the larger two colour example here has the most beautiful line and tone illustrations.

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A Mamod advertisement from c1954

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A retouched 1963 TE1, becomes a TE1a in the 1969 leaflet

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Price list and letter from July 1975