Posted 6 years ago
These two scale models, the Howard 34 & Southwark 38, were made in the late 1920's by noted model builder Donald M. Tiffany for New York City fire-fighting collector Nelson Cowell. They came into my possession in 1974 as I went through my employer's hotel "junk" headed for the dumpster. Both engines are one-of-a-kind.
The Howard 34 measures 16.5" x 5.5" x 7.5" and the Southwark 38 measures 19" x 5.5" x 9.5". Both were made of authentic materials from original blueprints.
I have for years unsuccessfully attempted to obtain an appraised value estimate for insurance purposes. Now, I would like to give the models to the NYC Fire Museum and wish to establish a value for that purpose.
If someone knows of an appraisor who may be able to assist me in determining the estimated value of these very special pieces I would appreciate their contact information. Thank you.