This 1980 Fall/Winter catalogue features the first cover with a classic product still life scene. Patricia Gwilliam Ziegler spent a lot of time on this wonderful drawing of an African cabin filled with luggage and clothing, his and hers safari jackets hung upon the door and Mel’s typewriter in the corner next to a camera and other accessories. The booklet is 24 pages, the same as the previous Catalogue #4. It is un-numbered and it was followed by a “Gift Catalogue” that is identical inside. The Gift Catalogue is assumed to be for the Christmas shopping season.
There is quite a bit of turnover in product from #4, due I think with so many of the surplus goods being in limited supply and selling out fast. Notably missing is the All-Night flightsuit and BR yellow t-shirt. There are less items per page, as a number of pages are dedicated to just one piece. The drawings of some of the clothing are especially nice.
I’m sorry I can’t provide scans, the catalogue is in mint condition and I don’t want to break the spine by opening it and laying it flat. I’m presenting here a selection of highlights, not the entire catalogue.