Very unusual Britains Short Bros. Flying Boat

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Very unusual Britains Short Bros. Flying Boat

Postby toptiger » Tue May 08, 2012 9:22 pm

The Britains Short Bros Flying Boat issued in 1936 by this toy soldier company is considered by experts to be one of the rarest Britains toys and easily the most valuable aviation toy around. Only three examples have been seen in 25 years. This one has the original box and beaching gear.
Britains worked with Short Bros to get this prototype model to scale. Its made from heavy tin/sheet steel and Bakelite.
The one below is being sold at auction on Saturday May 12 2012 . There are many photos of it here.
https://morphyauctions.auctionflex.com/ ... 85&lang=en
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