Tinplate toy seaplane by ‘JEP’, 1935
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‘JEP’ (Jouet de Paris)
A very rare tin-plate toy ‘Dewoitine’ hydroplane (seaplane) with superb lithographic decals and all originalpaintwork and finish, the two large floats intended to support the weight of the craft on water. Complete with a powerful clockwork engine intended to drive the piece along when being played with on water, and manufactured from 1934 to 1966 in limited numbers.
One of the most charming toy planes ever made, in truly excellent original condition.
Wingspan: 18 inches (46 cm).
Literature: Canots et Voiliers de nos bassins 1935-1970 by A. Mering – F. Mestrot, Edition Plein Gaz. 2002, illustrated pages 75-77.
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