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    Two Vintage Large Scale WWI Aircraft Models and Hell's Angels Film Souvenir Book. Two large-scale military biplane models including: 1) Military biplane with French markings, circa 1930-1940. The fuselage is crafted from wood; the wings are doped paper over wooden ribs, and the rudder and tail surfaces are metal. This example with nice detail, though the doped paper is cracked and holed in several spots. Lacking propeller. 2) Military biplane with German markings and other markings which may make it a movie tie-in to Howard Hughes' legendary film Hell's Angels. The fuselage and wings are wood and the struts, landing gear, wheels and tail section are constructed of metal. This example is painted black and decorated with white stripes along the fuselage as many examples were in the film. This example, too, lacks the propeller but is in very good condition. Accompanying this example is a small souvenir book from Hell's Angels illustrated with scenes from the original film starring Jean Harlow. The book's covers are soiled and the endpapers are detached but remain laid-in. According to the consignor, the planes were purchased from a man who worked on the film and acted as a pilot. It is thought they were used in a promotional display to advertise the film. From the collection of Dr. Douglas Harman.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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