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Tin Schellboot

Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by Skipper, May 16, 2010.

  1. Skipper

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    Found this goodie today. It's German made and probably from the 1920s-1930s and looks inspired by a Schnellboot type craft. It's quite large (about 25cm) and heavy and the maker is KAYSER ZINN (Kayser tin)
    You'll imagine I had to add this to my growing KM collection!


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    interesting smoke like stack mid-ships. would make a great mantle piece Skip ~
     
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    I'm still trying to figure this out , is it artwork , or was it a toy for rich German kids? Or a table present for sailors?
     
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    Hi Skipper, cool item. Im thinking its just something that maybe a crewman bought who served on that kind of a ship? Just a wild guess though ;-00 I see stuff like this all the time that German Sailrs had bought as a service reminder or momento ;-)).
     
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    have you seen the home made S-Boot on the Canadian site germanmilitaria.com

    it has been sitting on the site for sometime, cannot remember if it is made of wood or ...... ?
     
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    Lovely piece, but it doesn't look much like a Schnellboote to me, mainly because of the funnel. Its size and placement suggest a small steamer, like a classic old yacht or pilot boat. The slanting structure immediately aft of it looks like the glass panels that sometimes provided light and ventilation for the engine room on old ships.

    Of course diesel powered ships could have funnels, but a steamer would usually have the boiler room forward of the engine room, which is what this one makes me think of.
     
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    Wow that's amazing guys, I didn't know this was actually from 1910 rather than the the 1920s or 1930s as I had guessed before. So hence the high funnel. Also thank you for expertising the value. Considering I bought it for 10 euros, I paid less than 10% of the price they sell on the internet. You mad emy day with this one. I first actually hesitated , but when I saw the Kaiser seal , I suspected it had to be valuable , glad my instinct worked this time, it isn't always the case.
     
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    another good find skipper, glad to help, and I really did'nt expect to find any info, ray...
     
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    I think I'll leave the paint as such .It's water paint, so it's easy to clean and I don't know if it was added a long time ago or recently .
     

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