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Online cunardqueen

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #15 on: Jun 02, 2017, 08:42 PM »
I wonder how much the model is actually worth. l realise its priceless, but for insurance purposes as they say .
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Offline pete cain

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #16 on: Jun 03, 2017, 08:02 PM »
Is it solid or hollow (more interesting will it float ::)

Offline Brandon Sterkel

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 03, 2017, 08:27 PM »
Although I'm glad that the model is in a safe, secure place, I think that it truly belongs on board QE2.
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Offline Trevor Harris

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #18 on: Jun 13, 2017, 12:36 AM »
Although I'm glad that the model is in a safe, secure place, I think that it truly belongs on board QE2.

And QE2 belongs on the river Clyde.
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Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #19 on: Aug 01, 2017, 01:34 PM »
Is the QE2 Aspray model made of real silver? If so is it of solid construction? or made around a frame of some kind? I can imagine it is pretty heavy!
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Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #20 on: Aug 29, 2017, 01:42 AM »
Is the QE2 Aspray model made of real silver? If so is it of solid construction? or made around a frame of some kind? I can imagine it is pretty heavy!
I'd imagine that its silver plated..
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Online Andy Holloway

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #21 on: Aug 29, 2017, 09:03 AM »
I'd imagine that its silver plated..

Trevor,

The Asprey model is definitely NOT silver plated!

After it was 'found' it was placed for safe keeping in a bank vault for a few years, then transferred to QE2 in the 1999 refit, so as to be able to be taken onto the ship's P&I. The reason for this was partially 'financial' and partially historical. Financial, to save bank and insurance costs, historical so that it could be placed on display on QE2.

It is also 'Hall Marked', so definitely not silver plated.
It is, if i remember rightly from what Commodore Warwick told me some years ago hollow, although made from fairly thick silver.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #22 on: Aug 29, 2017, 09:55 AM »
Thanks Andy for this wonderful history of the silver model. 

In July 2013 some members of the QE2 Story were on the Queen Elizabeth and this photo was taken beside the model. You can see there is a bit of advertising of the QE2 Story going on as well. 


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Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #23 on: Aug 29, 2017, 03:27 PM »
Trevor,

The Asprey model is definitely NOT silver plated!

After it was 'found' it was placed for safe keeping in a bank vault for a few years, then transferred to QE2 in the 1999 refit, so as to be able to be taken onto the ship's P&I. The reason for this was partially 'financial' and partially historical. Financial, to save bank and insurance costs, historical so that it could be placed on display on QE2.

It is also 'Hall Marked', so definitely not silver plated.
It is, if i remember rightly from what Commodore Warwick told me some years ago hollow, although made from fairly thick silver.

Oh! The more you know!
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Offline pete cain

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #24 on: Jan 04, 2018, 05:10 PM »
Looking around on a disc for a picture, I came across my effort of taking a shot of this beautiful model, as Rob says previously it was underlit & was really difficult to take a decent shot.    Oh happy days............

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Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #25 on: Jan 04, 2018, 05:44 PM »
Looking around on a disc for a picture, I came across my effort of taking a shot of this beautiful model, as Rob says previously it was underlit & was really difficult to take a decent shot.    Oh happy days............
Great photo! Love this model!
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Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #26 on: Jan 04, 2018, 09:36 PM »
Looking around on a disc for a picture, I came across my effort of taking a shot of this beautiful model, as Rob says previously it was underlit & was really difficult to take a decent shot.    Oh happy days............

Your fabulous photo illustrates perfectly how well she worked in a relatively dimly lit room, with the lighting underneath.  I was so, so disappointed when I saw how she was displayed on Queen Elizabeth.
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Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #27 on: Jan 07, 2018, 07:41 PM »
Your fabulous photo illustrates perfectly how well she worked in a relatively dimly lit room, with the lighting underneath.  I was so, so disappointed when I saw how she was displayed on Queen Elizabeth.

I love how the model looks in the dimly lit room. The blue light underneath makes it even more beautiful.
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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: The Asprey Silver Model of QE2
« Reply #28 on: Feb 09, 2018, 05:52 AM »
The model is in my profile pic, but I found this one too that shows the uplight.

Offline Brandon Sterkel

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« Reply #29 on: Feb 09, 2018, 06:12 AM »
I love how the model looks in the dimly lit room. The blue light underneath makes it even more beautiful.
I also liked that feature too. Probably one of the reasons why it looked better in the Midships Lobby than in QE's Yacht Club.
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