Lot 455

A RARE GERMAN TINPLATE DISPLAY-MODEL OF AN OCEAN LINER BY MARKLIN c.1912-18 of a twin-funnel liner titled 'Columbus', with a red and black painted hull pierced with celluloid backed portholes for illumination from interior lighting, with detailed 'planked' decks with life-boats, on a black painted metal truckle 98cm long CATALOGUE NOTE This tinplate liner would have been used for display purposes by shipping agents and travel firms. For a similar model, see Christie's, The Marklin Transport Sale, part two, 4th May 1995, lot 49.