25 June 2008,
Price realised USD 1,750
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A model of the S.S. Normandie
the hull, painted with a rust red bottom and black and white topsides and finished in French Line livery is fitted with portholes, bilge keels and four shafts with three blade propellers and rudder. The decks are detailed with masts, rigging, radio aerials, anchors, deck rails, derricks, hatch, superstructure with passenger accomodation, bridge and bridge wings, deck lights, funnels, horn, bench seating, lockers, ventilators, aft deck windscreens, twenty eight lifeboats on davits, and two motor launches in davits and other details. Mounted on two columns within a mahogany framed glazed case and table.
51¼ x 61½ in. (130.1 x 156.2 cm.) cased on stand.
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Property from the collection of Douglas F. Bushnell
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