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Offline John Struijer

Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« on: Feb 11, 2018, 10:49 AM »
It was on the cunard head Office.
I was told the model was there befor the ship was there.
There are no penthouses on this model and it has  the originaliteit white thin funnel
It’s made from one piece of wood and is very heavy.
The size is 60''
Wood be Nice If someone knew something of iT?

The antiquarian knew nothing more to tell me, just it’s price haha

« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2018, 10:53 AM by John Struijer »



Offline John Struijer

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 2018, 10:50 AM »
here are some pics of it

Offline John Struijer

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2018, 10:52 AM »
some more
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2018, 10:55 AM by John Struijer »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Hello John, and welcome here among the QE2 fans!

You must have been exceedingly lucky to find and buy this large model. I would love to find out more about it.

Where are you displaying it at present?

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Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 2018, 11:38 AM »
I'm sure Michael Gallagher, our Cunard expert, will be able to shed light on this lovely model for us.
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 2018, 12:24 PM »
Really like this model, don't know why, I just do :)

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Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Could be a concept model for PR purposes or possibly an early "travel agency" model?

Either way it obviously dates from prior to the launch as the name is not visible.
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2018, 03:34 PM »
Either way it obviously dates from prior to the launch as the name is not visible.

Interesting thought! I checked all the photos again and found that one of them does say "Queen Elizabeth 2" on the bow... the font is quite different though, also for Cunard.

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Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2018, 04:33 PM »
Very unique! Love it!
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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #9 on: Feb 11, 2018, 05:33 PM »
Is there anything on the model that gives information about whom it was created by? Perhaps even on the understand of the stand.

Offline cunardqueen

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2018, 12:21 AM »
Its a lovely model, but it has the home made look about it, while lm sure we all notice the differences between the model and the real thing, show it to Joe public and they would still say its QE2.  Of course its QE2 Perhaps to give an idea ,how long is this model ?

Reminds me of 2 years ago a friend told me there was a model of QE2 for sale in an antiques place near here, l hot footed to the shop, and there is was on display in the window, The shop was closed, l saw all l needed to see.  About turned and drove away. everything about it was wrong. 
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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Bought the cunard scale model from an antiquarian
« Reply #11 on: Feb 12, 2018, 08:52 PM »
I'm sure Michael Gallagher, our Cunard expert, will be able to shed light on this lovely model for us.

Michael did reply that he did not think this model was a Cunard model. And posted some great pics of the builders model.  If you are interested in that conversation it has been moved here:

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,8223.0.html

 

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