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Offline bevtreasure  
#1 Posted : 21 October 2019 18:39:56(UTC)
bevtreasure

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Hi, i have a 1950s box of Faller petrol pumps and the box number on the lid has been crossed out and another penned in beside it. I have researched in an old catalogue from 1964/5 that this set was numbered B-218 and the B-217 was for the complete garage building and pumps. So does anyone know why the number was changed? I'd like to know because it seems odd to me that it has been altered by hand!
Offline cookee_nz  
#2 Posted : 21 October 2019 21:01:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: bevtreasure Go to Quoted Post
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Hi, i have a 1950s box of Faller petrol pumps and the box number on the lid has been crossed out and another penned in beside it. I have researched in an old catalogue from 1964/5 that this set was numbered B-218 and the B-217 was for the complete garage building and pumps. So does anyone know why the number was changed? I'd like to know because it seems odd to me that it has been altered by hand!


From my catalogues it looks like that item first appeared in 1958 as numbered.

217 was the Gas Station assembled. Prefix 'B' generally meant it was a kit (Bausatz). B-217a was the Pumps alone as an accessory.

There is no '13218' in the Faller program that I am aware of, I think this may simply be a case of 'someone' (previous owner or the shop) re-purposing that box for something else?

Can't lay my hands on my later catalogues just now but someone else may have more to add.

Cheers

Steve
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Offline mike187  
#3 Posted : 21 October 2019 21:57:30(UTC)
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Hi:

It looks like it is a "B" not 13..B218

Paul
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Offline bevtreasure  
#4 Posted : 21 October 2019 22:20:59(UTC)
bevtreasure

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Originally Posted by: mike187 Go to Quoted Post
Hi:

It looks like it is a "B" not 13..B218

Paul


thanks-i just realised that myself! DOH!LOL still confused about the numbers though...
Offline cookee_nz  
#5 Posted : 22 October 2019 05:31:09(UTC)
cookee_nz

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Originally Posted by: mike187 Go to Quoted Post
Hi:

It looks like it is a "B" not 13..B218

Paul


Lol - funny what different eyes can see - yes I can see it would be a 'B' in that writing style.

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