Vintage Brass & Plated Aircraft


Blackburn B.24 Skua – Beautiful WW2 Trench Art model in solid brass - rare

One of the more unusual models to see in these elderley metal models, the Blackburn B-24 Skua was a carrier-based low-wing, two-seater, single-radial engine aircraft operated by the British Fleet Air Arm which combined the functions of a dive bomber and fighter.

The first unit to receive the Skua was 800 Naval Air Squadron in late 1938 at Worth Down. By November the squadron had embarked on HMS Ark Royal and was followed in 1939 by 801 and 803 squadrons.

Very similar in appearance to the Blackburn Roc, the Roc had dihedral on the wings, doing away with the upturned wing tips of the Skua.

This beautiful and well made brass model represents the outline of the Skua extremely well. The wooden base is an obvious replacement, but the upright stand rod is original. The patina has been left “as found” and I'm sure it would polish beautifully if required. It appears to have been lacquered to protect the finish.

Quite a heavy piece at .6 Kg, it has a wingspan of 7.5 inches (19cms)

A rare find....

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Junkers Ju-86K – Very rare early WW2 German brass trench art model

Another rare period model from 2 collections recently acquired from Europe, a Junkers Ju-86 in brass......with a beautiful patina. This is the second Ju-86, but this one is much larger than the other one I listed back in January.

Again, beautifully and delicately done, with etched canopy and control surface detail . One of the earlier Luftwaffe aircraft, t he Junkers Ju 86 was a German monoplane bomber and civilian airliner designed in the early 1930s, and employed by various air forces on both sides during World War II, serving initially in an operational role in the Spanish Civil War in February 1937.

Where the aircraft is attached to it's original stand, there appears to be a screw missing. This beautiful and scarce model is twice the size of the one I listed in January, with a wingspan of around 7.5 inches (19 cms) and weighing just over half a Kilo.

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Handley Page HP.52 Hampden – Rare 30's/40's Period Chromed model on equally rare Deco Davidson Amber Glass Cigar Ashtray – 1 Kg

A real collectors item on 2 counts. A well made and chrome finished brass Hampden bomber, mounted on a genuine Art Deco Davidson Amber Clouded Glass ashtray.

First introduced in 1923 by the Gateshead Manufacturer George Davidson & Co, most production had ceased by 1939. The glass is fitted with an Art Deco chrome cigar support.

Wingspan is 9.5 inches (24 cms) and weighing a little under 1Kg.

Overall a model which displays beautifully.

Another eye catching centrepiece item for any Bomber Command collector.

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Avro Lancaster – Solid Brass model & Display stand / ashtray 

This model is in excellent condition and displays well.

More accurate than many of the models of this type, and a real effort has been made with the nose profile rather than the usual “sawn off” look !

The wingspan is over 6 inches (21 cms) and it weighs just over half a Kilo.


The model is permanently fixed to the stand.

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