A toy air plane, dating back to 1941, was auctioned for the majestic price of £10,000 (or US $15,969), to become the most expensive toy air-plane in the world. This auction was held at Bonham’s in the United Kingdom, and also included the auction and sale of other World War 2 items, like the German Enigma coding machine.
Vintage British toy airplane
This 70-year old tin toy airplane is a camouflaged monoplane, which was one of three original toy monoplanes made by W.Britain, a leading toy manufacturer in Great Britain. This small tin monoplane was found in a loft, at a home in Bristol, wrapped in newspaper that dated back to Second World War times.
In 1941, when the Second World War began, the city of Bristol became the fifth most heavily bombed British city, mainly because of the presence of the Bristol Aeroplane Company and the Bristol Harbour. These installations were considered a good bombing target by the German Luftwaffe (war planes), and routinely faced a heavy blitz of bombs.
Toy air-plane in mint condition
At the Bonham’s auction, the toy air plane was purchased by an American collector, who bid £10,000, to make it one of the most expensive toy airplanes in the world.
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