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Lot 983

983: Rare Diecast Britains Flying Boat Monoplane.

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Description


Made in 1936 (only). This is one of the rarest and most valuable airplane toys ever made. Also, one of the rarest and most valuable Britain toys ever made. This example is one of a very few known. Some chipping to decals and some minor scratching and wear to silver part. Includes very scarce original box marked "Short Monoplane Flying Boat No. 1520 W. Britain". Nice paper label depicting the plane flying over a hanger with water. This is the only boxed example and could be the best known. Pictured in "Collecting Vintage Aircraft Toys" by Geoffrey Randolph 'GR' Webster on page 25, 76-83.
Condition (Excellent). Size 14 - 1/4" Wingspan.

Condition

(Excellent).
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20%

Estimate $12,000 – $16,000
Starting Bid $3,000
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