Aeronautical Miscellaneous
Stock No. 6248
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Supermarine Spitfire 'Desk Tidy' Trench Art - Click for the bigger picture

Supermarine Spitfire 'Desk Tidy' Trench Art

A superb example featuring a hardwood base on which is mounted an aircraft alloy ‘lightning bolt’ stand with a small but nicely detailed Spitfire mounted on top, which is also fashioned from aircraft alloy and fitted with turning three bladed propeller. Two aluminium strips are fitted to the front of the base to hold a pen or pencil in position. To the rear right of the base is a further aluminium container with a sprung loaded flip top which carries a Kings Crown and RAF albatross logo, possibly fashioned from an RAF button. Inside the container we found an original used Edward V11 stamp! Clearly period made, this is a totally unique item and several cuts above standard trench art. The base measures 6.75” x 4.5” (17cm x 11cm). The Spitfire stands 6 “ high (15cm) and has a wingspan of 4” (10 cm)