Posted 5 years ago
I usually don't buy cast brass planes, but this one was such superb quality that I made an exception.
The cast and highly detailed P- 38 rests on a ball held by a deco stylized woman. The woman is standing on a half globe that rests in the base of the ashtray.
The large shell is theater engraved with the Army Air Corps wings as well as "U.S.A., Air Corps, Italy 1944". The large base is dated 1943. The 50 cal. rounds are 1943 dated and the Italian coin cigarette rests are dated 1941 and 1942.
This is one of the best trench art P-38s that I have ever seen.
Thanks for looking.