25 June 2008,
Price realised USD 1,500
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A Large Model of the R.M.S. Lusitania
the hull painted with a dark red bottom, white waterline, black and white topsides with drilled and painted port holes, rudder and propellers. The decks have the planking lines scored in and are painted a buff color, and are detailed with anchors, anchor chains, bollards, anchor davit, windlasses, deck hatches, ladders, masts rigged with staning and running rigging, deck structures, bridge with bridge wings, life boats on davits, four (4) funnels painted in Cunard Livery, skylights, deck railings, docking bridge, flagstaff, name painted on either side of bow and transom, and many other details. Displayed on a pair of turned wood pedestals with in a mahogany framed glass case with legs.
60 x 67½ in. (152.4 x 171.5 cm.) cased.
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Property from the collection of Douglas F. Bushnell
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