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The following two lots were rescued from destruction in around 1969 by an employee of ATV
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This model was acquired by the original owner at the same time as the following lot. According to the members of Fanderson, this is not a known production model, although a detailed, signed design sketch by Derek Meddings of it does exist (see illustration). The solid but simple internal structure points to the intention of use as a production model; it is also detailed on one side only.
Christie's gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Fanderson - The Official Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society (www.fanderson.org.uk) - in the preparation of this lot and the adjacent six lots. In particular, thanks are due to Martin Gainsford, to Bob Bailey for sourcing the design sketch and to the Estate of Derek Meddings for the use of the copyright image.
Derek Meddings first worked with Gerry Anderson on Twizzle, working full time from Fireball XL5 onwards; he designed all the Thunderbirds craft.