Vintage Aluminium or Chrome Plated Aircraft - Page 3


Potez 631 – Stunning period Art Deco Lamp c.1938. Plated Potez 631, Bakelite stand, glass globe & fully working !

ART DECO AEROPLANE LAMP & BAKELITE BASE

A superb quality Chrome plated model of the French Potez 631 twin engine Fighter/Bomber which entered service with Armée de l'Air in 1938, with captured aircraft also being utilised for a while by the Luftwaffe.

The aircraft is mounted via a “lightning flash” stand, to a solid Bakelite base, which is around 12 inches (30cms) long.

The glass globe is in good order, but one of the globe retaining clips on the lamp holder has broken, so although the globe can be fitted perfectly, it is a little loose.

The whole thing displays beautifully, and will be of interest not only to Aviation Enthusiasts, but also to collectors of Bakelite or Art deco.

The electric lead has an original Bakelite “Zeppelin” switch, I have fitted a 40watt bulb for the photos, and it workls well, but the item will be supplied without a bulb for safety’s sake. Legally, I should also advise the buyer to get the item “checked out by an electrician before use !”

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Vickers Wellington – Large 14 inch span Aluminium Apprentice model – Original and unique WW2 Desk top model.......one - off !

The stunning model is a out of the ordinary as far as period aluminium models are concerned! Beautifully finished and MUCH larger than most models of this type.

All aluminium and well finished......the lines are reasonably accurate. The stand consists of an oak base with plaque, and the upright part has a universal swivel joint, so the aircraft can be multi posed. Complete with delicate props rather than the heavy castings usually seen, has all the hallmarks of an “Apprentice test” model.

It's real beauty....

This superb centrepiece model has a wingspan just over 14 inches (36.5cms) and weighs a little under 1 Kg.

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Fairey Long-range Monoplane – Superb & vary rare plated model c.1933 – see all photos.

A stunning, original period model of the second Fairey Long Range Monoplane. Following the crash of the first Long Range Monoplane in 1929, the Air Ministry ordered a second ( K1991) in July 1930, which flew on 30th June 1931.

From 6–8 February 1933, Squadron Leader O Gayford (officer in charge of the RAF Long Range Development Unit) and his navigator Flight Lieutenant G.E. Nicholetts flew non-stop in the second aircraft from Cranwell to Walvis Bay, South West Africa. This was a world long-distance record of 5,410 miles (8,540 km).On their return to RAE Farnborough, they were met by the Air Minister (Lord Londonderry) Under Secretary for Air (Sir Philip Sassoon) and Sir John Salmond, Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

This beautiful model was manufactured in the early 1930's and sold by J.Lizars of Buchannon St Glasgow, who were manufacturers of scientific equipment, cameras & optical equipment.

The aircraft, which is beautifully accurate, has a wingspan of around 8 inches (20cms) The stand appears to be solid cast metal, with the original makers nameplate. The whole thing weighs almost .8Kg.

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Supermarine Spitfire – WW2 chrome plated model 


A period chrome plated on brass model of the Spitfire, mounted on an ashtray stand.

This model is in original, unrestored condition and displays well. Some light pitting to the chrome plate in places but displays very well.

The wingspan is around 5.5 inches (14cms)



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Boulton-Paul Defiant – WW2 Aluminium Trench Art model & ashtray stand

A WW2 trench art model of the Boulton-Paul Defiant Turret Fighter, not frequently seen in this medium.

Although not one of the more well known manufacturers, the Wolverhampton based Boulton & Paul company started its construction engineering division in 1905, and during WW1 built more Sopwith Camels than any other manufacturer !

Aluminium cast airframe, mounted on an aluminium stand via a detachable aluminium upright.

This model has a wingspan of around 5.5 inches (14cms)

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