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Started by mvmhm , Jan 05 2018 03:03 PM

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#1 mvmhm

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

These came in the door today...cased sets of US, German and British ship identification models. Don received these as a gift from his father about 60 years ago; his Dad found them at an Army-Navy surplus store (obviously back in the good old days before BDUs and beef jerky became the staple items). The cases are in great shape as are the ships..a few might have some very minor metal deterioration, but there's no broken masts, guns, etc...


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Here's the British set...

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:05 PM

Case markings...

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:06 PM

US Navy....

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

...examples of the markings on the bottom of each ship and the case markings..

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

Here comes the Kriegsmarine!

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:09 PM

Markings on the bottom of the German ships...

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:10 PM

Some of the German ship details....

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

...and finally, the markings on the German case...


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

Pretty neat. Is that Don in the picture? A saw a set of these once. I probably should have bought it.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:16 PM

I'll come over, we'll take them all out and have a big sea battle.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

had many of the Comet models, Polk hobby ship use to sell these. canal st. was a great place to by these boxed sets, New York City was great for all forms of Militiria.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

Pretty neat. Is that Don in the picture? A saw a set of these once. I probably should have bought it.


Yes, that's Don and his wife Linda.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

I've seen singles of these and have always hoped to find one or two (never have). These are amazing! What a treasure!

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:26 PM

Absolutely fantastic! Seems impossible to find a better condition set and then to have 3 of the sets! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

Holy

Moly

!



#17 Sequatchiee

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Yes ! FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!! :D



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:51 AM

That's a pile of money right there especially if they are metal and not plastic.



#19 mvmhm

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

They're made out of metal.



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#20 manayunkman

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:11 PM

Nice.

 

 I love miniature militaria.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:05 AM

Like has been said early these do sell very well.

 

Every boxed set we have ever owned, we have sold to designers who use them in their decorating projects.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:31 AM

There are collectors who collect these miniature models.

Some of the enemy larger ships go for hundreds.

I once got 2000 for a Scharnhorst at a toy show.

It was 16'' long though one of the bigger ones.

One of the commanding officers of the Great Lakes navy base lived in York pa.

When I finished cleaning out the house I had over 100 of the larger scale navy ID models.

I ran them all through a toy auction in pa


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