• Militaria
Lot 1310

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / GOVERNMENT NAVAL VESSEL MODELS, LOT OF SIX

Estimate: $150 - $250
Sold for
$343.75
Sold Price includes BP

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / GOVERNMENT NAVAL VESSEL MODELS, LOT OF SIX, including two examples marked by H. A. Framburg & Co. Chicago, one being "IOWA CLASS (US-BB) 4-45" and the other "FIJI CLASS (BRIT -CH) 12-43"; one example marked "IOWA" on the base; an example marked "BALTIMORE (U.S.-CA) / MADE BY SO. SALEM STUDIOS - SO SALEM, N.Y. / SCALE 1:500 - JUNE 1949"; two unmarked examples. Mid 20th century. 21 3/4" LOA to 5" LOA.
Catalogue Note: H. A. Framburg Co. was specifically contracted by the government to make models for the Department of Defense during WWII to position fleets on large flat boards painted as maps.

Condition

Good condition overall with many examples showing minor losses/denting/bending to smallest parts, paint wear around the edges, etc.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.