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Fokker F.VIIb - 3M – Very rare 1930's German brass Desk Top model

From the same period collection as the Dornier WAL also currently listed, a rare and early Desk Top model of the Fokker F.VIIb-3m . The model is of brass construction, and the brass is showing through the old worn patina of this wonderful model. Mounted on what appears to be a marble base, it has a wingspan of just over 8 inches, ((21.5cms) and weighs 1.1 Kgs. It also has the Trade mark “FOKKER” logo on each side of the nose, together with “F.VII 3M”

The Fokker F.VII 3m, also known as the Fokker Trimotor, was an airliner produced in the 1920s by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker, Fokker's American subsidiary Atlantic Aircraft Corporation, and other companies under licence.

There is no doubt that the 'Southern Cross' was the most famous of Fokker F.VII/3m aircraft.

The equally famous Australian aviation pioneer Charles E. Kingsford Smith used this machine around 1930 to make several historical flights. The flights by this and other F.VIIb-3ms, made the design Fokker's best selling pre-war airliner.

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Dornier Do J Wal Flying Boat – Very rare pre war German brass Desk Top model

From the same period collection as the Fokker F.VII 3m also currently listed, a rare and early Desk Top model of the Dornier Wal. The model is of brass construction, and the brass is showing through the old worn plated patina of this wonderful model. Mounted on what appears to be a marble base, it has a wingspan of around 9 inches, weighs .8 Kgs, and has some kind of “Hallmarks” engraved beneath the tailplane. It also has “DORNIER WAL” cast into either side of the front of the fuselage.

The Dornier Do J Wal is a twin-engine German flying boat of the 1920s designed by Dornier Flugzeugwerke and was one of the most remarkable flying boats in German aviation history. A braced high-wing monoplane of all-metal design with fabric-covered wing and control surfaces. The wing halves were connected to the centre section, which formed the engine nacelle, and were braced against the sponsons by means of one pair of struts each. The intrinsically stable two-step hull was equipped with the well-proven Dornier sponsons.


The Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen accompanied by Lincoln Ellsworth, pilot Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen and three other team members used two Dornier Wals in his unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole in 1925. His two aircraft, N-24 and N-25 , landed at 87° 44' north. It was the northernmost latitude reached by any aircraft up to that time.

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Supermarine Spitfire – Period Brass model & Stand

This neat brass period Spitfire model is in excellent condition and displays well. The airframe is brass and so is the art deco style stand.


The wingspan is around 5 inches (12.5 cms) and the stand is 8 inches tall (20cms)



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D.H.88 Comet – Period Brass model & display stand 

A period model of the D.H.88 Comet in brass with an oak wooden & brass stand.

I have not cleaned or attempted to polish it, but have left it “as found”

The de Havilland DH.88 Comet is a British two-seat, twin-engined aircraft built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was developed specifically to participate in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Three Comets were produced for the race, all for private owners at the discounted price of £5,000 per aircraft. The aircraft underwent a rapid development cycle, performing its maiden flight only six weeks prior to the race. Comet G-ACSS Grosvenor House emerged as the winner. Two further examples were later built. The Comet went on to establish a multitude of aviation records, both during the race and in its aftermath.

Quite a simple piece, no frills, but good for that......it has a wingspan of around 7 inches (18 cms) and it displays well.

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