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mathman

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I have two unopened vintage Estes kits for sale. Purchased by me in the mid-1990s.

#1242: Estes Orbital Transport. Green packaging. This kit is near-mint! The only flaw is that the large body tube is a little bit dinged on one end.

#1265: Estes Scissor Wing Transport. Blue packaging. This kit is in excellent condition. The top of the bag is slightly ripped, and the large body tube is slightly compressed.

Asking $225/each, and shipping from Minnesota is extra. Thanks for viewing.

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buy 8 orbital transporters new and have money left over https://www.siriusrocketry.biz/ishop/semroc-orbital-transport-221.html and without tube damage!
scissor wing transport plans http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/estes/est1265.pdf

I have two unopened vintage Estes kits for sale. Purchased by me in the mid-1990s.

#1242: Estes Orbital Transport. Green packaging. This kit is near-mint! The only flaw is that the large body tube is a little bit dinged on one end.

#1265: Estes Scissor Wing Transport. Blue packaging. This kit is in excellent condition. The top of the bag is slightly ripped, and the large body tube is slightly compressed.

Asking $225/each, and shipping from Minnesota is extra. Thanks for viewing.
 
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MikeyDSlagle

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That would be a Semroc kit, not Estes. The kits the "troll" is selling are collector's items, I would think. And how is a PDF of plans the same as a full blown kit? Wow.
 

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The orbital transport has been reissued, so that may or may not hurt its price. One original did sell on eBay a couple weeks ago for $170

scissor wings sell more often, having never been reissued, but pull in between $116 and $150

prices may seem high, but they are collectible, and he can set them where he wishes. I once paid $110 for a shadow, and I'm still OK with that price.

Good of luck on the sale- someone out there wants them.
 

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Thanks everyone for viewing and your comments. Indeed, these are collector items that have gone for $150 or higher in eBay sales in the last few years. Because the audience of this website is composed is enthusiasts, experts, and collectors, I imagined that you might be most interested. Please note that I've indicated an asking price but am negotiable.
 
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