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Aurora Canadian instructions

For some reason there is a lot of variation in these instruction sheets.
I am not sure if each instruction is going to have each variation, or if the variation is unique to certain kits. I haven't handled enough of them to know.


The variations are minor. Some, I didn't notice until I took that picture with all of them together.

So, lets take a look at them.
(we will start with the blue first)

No name
No kit number
Hollow 'A' logo
No scale
Name in white box
No kit number
Solid 'A' logo
Name in white box
No kit number
Aurora in black bar
(same as neanderthal)
Name in white box
No kit number
Hollow 'A' logo
 
  Name in white box
No kit number
Aurora in black bar
(same as cromagnon man)
Name in white box
No kit number
No Aurora
Name in white box
No kit number
No Aurora
No scale
As you can see, only 2 of the 7 instructions here share the same traits.
Lots of variation and seemingly no rhyme or reason.
I don't have the Flying Reptile yet, but I have a photo of one with a kit that looks like
the same as the Neanderthal and Cromagnon Man.
So that means, at least 6 different types across the 8 kits.
 
Name in white box
Kit number present
Typed Aurora
(same as cromagnon woman)

Name in white box
Kit number present
Aurora in black bar
(same as neanderthal)

Name in white box
Kit number present
Typed Aurora
(same as cavel)
 
  Name in white box
Kit number present
Aurora in black bar
(same as cromagnon man)
  Name in white box
Kit number present
No scale
A little more consistency.
If I had the other 3, I could better tell if there were some kind of pattern.
Out of the 5 I have there are 2 of one type, 2 of another type, and a third type.
Looking at this, I'd hazzard a guess that the blue instructions came first.
They are all over the place, and a lot more stuff changing. Especially with the logo/name.
This seems to be backed up by looking at the back.
The pink lists 14 kits, which would mean 1972.
So, until I see some evidence otherwise, I will consider the blue ones to be 1971 instructions.
Especially since blue has only been used with the 1971 wave kits so far, but pink was used on later issued kits as well.
   


Pink with more information
only found on 72 issue kits so far


White
only found on 72 issue kits so far. About the same size as the US 72 instructions but not anywhere near the same.

 

Random thoughts
I have yet to find a Canadian instruction for the 74 kits.

Aurora European instructions


Black & White
only found on 71 issue kits so far. These seem to be what was packaged in the European editions.


Black & White photocopies
only found on 72 issue kits so far. These seem to be what was packaged in the European editions.

Random thoughts
Seems the European editions had a lot cheaper instrucitons sheets.
Just B&W copies of the original 71 instructions.
And what looks like a photocopy of the 72 instruction sheet on extra large paper. With the 'made and printed in U.S.A.' just whited out.

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