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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This toy ship was the "butt of a family joke". My family lives far away from each other. Whenever any of us would visit, we'd purposely leave this toy ship in a place that the host house would not discover until after we left. The game was to try to stop the person from leaving this ugly toy at their house (if one could catch them trying to leave it). This was a lot of fun for a while. But as I have been looking at this toy, I noticed that it seems very old. I don't see any plastic pieces. The only text on it says, "NINA". So I imagine it was part of a set of three. The more I look at it, the more I wish I could discover the toy's history. If anyone has suggestions on basic ways I can identify this toy ship, I'd love to get advice. Please send this picture to anyone that could help me identify it.

    Thanks so much!

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    1. pawis pawis, 8 years ago
      I could think that Nina refers to one of the three ships or caravels which Columbus came to America: Niña or Nina (girl), Pinta, and Saint Mary.
    2. ronniem, 7 years ago
      ok....first of all i didnt think it was a toy but i guess it could be considered one.....second....i have the exact ship and i also have the other two that go with the collection....pinta and santa maria.....i would love to know first of all if the one i have of the nina is the one from the story above or if they still have theirs.....second....i am wondering what the ship ( or all three of the ships in the collection a0 are worth.....the set i have is very old looking and likethe one in the story, they have no plastic parts so i am guessing they are antique....please send me some information also...

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