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Old 03-23-2017, 09:19 PM
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Centuri went with the newspaper format with their 1975 catalog.

During 1974 they had begun issuing their 'Rocket Times' newsletter in the newspaper format, replacing their earlier 'American Rocketeer' newsletter. I guess they had found that an economical vehicle and decided to expand that to their catalog as well.

That format did allow them to send out two, sometimes three catalogs a year, along with periodic Rocket Times issues; those that came with the catalog and often a few stand-alone issues that would go out in their mail orders.

That format continued until they switched back to the more standard sized catalog in 1979.

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Old 03-23-2017, 10:07 PM
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I stand corrected; 1975 it is...should have checked Ninfinger.
Whether they issued 2 to 3 a year, the newsprint 'catalog' was second-rate "bush league" compared to the full-color Estes catalogs.
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Weather or not the price of the catalogs will go up...
And if Estes doesn't do catalogs anymore...
I have all that is available downloaded and saved on my computer to burn on CD. (When I can find the blank one's in storage)
When looking at those old catalogs still brings back the thrill I experienced as a youth and rekindles my building ambitions. If I ever get in a building rut, a look at some of those old catalogs gets me going again.
I don't think corporate understands the importance to use rockteers these catalogs really are to us.
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