P-38 models and desk ornament, Australia
Lot 111
A Pair of P-38 USAAF Fighter plane chrome-plated ashtray models
dated 1946 and 1947 3
Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Pair of P-38 USAAF Fighter plane chrome-plated ashtray models
Theater-made, dated 1946 and 1947
Chrome plated models, one inscribed V P day 15.8.45, dated Australia South Pacific 1946 and the other Souvenir of Australia 1947, the ashtray bases cast in the shape of Australia with images of a kangaroo, one with the divisions of the territories, the other with a model of a kangaroo; together with a trench art paperweight with a central image of Australia balanced on a boomerang, and supporters of an ostrich and a kangaroo, both standing on a boomerang, wooden base. (3)

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    The War Museum
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