Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model
Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model
Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model
Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model
Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model
Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model
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Ansett Airways Lockheed 10B Aeroplane Model

c1940s. Chrome, rubber wheels and paint, “Selby W. McLean Model Maker, Essendon” stamp impressed on base and tail, 46 x 13 x 66cm. Slight tarnish, patina, paint loss.

This is a one-off model made by Selby McLean for Sir Reginald Ansett, founder of Ansett Airlines. Provenance: Reginald Ansett estate sale.

The aeroplane is a model of a Lockheed 10B Electra plane, named Ansertes, which was in operation from 1937 until 1951 under Ansett Airways. The plane participated in the evacuation of Broome, WA and Darwin, NT after the Japanese air raids of 1942. McLean, a former pilot for the RAAF, was employed by Australian National Airways as a model maker for their souvenir shop until 1940, when he presumably began taking commissions.

This item is accompanied by a small booklet, R.M. Ansett: An article from the series entitled ‘Uncommon Men’ by John Hetherington, and has a cover illustration of Reg Ansett. Ref: The Bulletin, 26.4.1939; The Age, 31.8.1940; aussieairliners.org; The Lockheed File, 2019.

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Item #CL198-122

Price (AUD): $5,900.00  other currencies

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