!! MECCANO 13 first figures on 12 backs GUERRE des ETOILES cards !!

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Stunning-doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for sharing....what's next?
 
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Good Golly,Miss Molly!!!.......that's a fantastic achievement,mon ami!!

i think Arnaud must now abdicate any claim to the throne of being "King of French collecting"

C'est Magnifique!!!!

Darren
 
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Wowsers , thats the best 12 bk set I have ever seen.
Kicks kenners *** !

A huge congrats on putting this together.

Cheers

Vince
 

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One of the greatest collections of the "first 12", I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing Stéphane.
 
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Stephane

I so hate you at the moment ... its not funny ...

But seriously, this is such a awesome set that you have managed to put together. Together with the other limelight of the Meccano 20 backs ... just wow.
 
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Epic set...you must be very proud Stephane! Thanks for sharing.
 
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Stephane, such an impressive collection of Meccano 12 backs. I didn't realize the vinyl cape jawa even existed as I did not see it shown in your book.....which by the way is an awesome book!
 
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That's an immaculate set, Stephane. What an achievement! Thanks for sharing these beauties and crack on :)
 
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Hi. Thanks for all your feedback ;)

The set took about 10 years to assemble, but as you know Meccano 12-backs are incredibly rare and they show up only on rare occasions.

So except one bought on ebay (the Leia), the rest is only LUCK in attic finds, some which I found, some which were proposed directly to me when I wasn't even looking!! some of these cards are resealed, but whose who collect Meccano knows that you can't be picky, each Meccano collector has several resealed, lifted, or opened bubbles in his collection - and unfortunatly it barely affects the price... sometimes even a cardback with a near fully lifted bubble sells for hundreds euros!!

One good though with Meccano 12-backs is that they are most always surfacing from people who were generally too old to play, so they just bought the cards because those were 'cool' and have a nearly full set to sell each time it happens... If you've been following ebay auctions, you'll remember a nearly full set in 2007, another one in 2011, then 2012, and 2014 !! they are also under-the-radar finds, but they are very low numbers ;)

stephane
 
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Big congrats are in order for accomplishing such a tall order. It is a thing of beauty to see them all together in one shot.

Cheers,

Fernando
 
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Man!! First the 20 backs, now the 12 backs.....

Hate leads to the dark side, hate leads to the dark side, hate leads to the dark side, hate leads to the dark side, hate leads to the dark side......... :)

Awesome stuff Stephane.

Sincerely,
Pat
 
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Beautiful grouping of rare pieces. It's cool to know some people have the dedication and ability to complete near impossible collecting goals. Thanks for making me appreciate foreign releases even more.
 
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Congrats on completing the 12bks aswell as them all on 20bks.i cant wait for your next limelight :)

Daren
 
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