Vintage and Antique Model Ships and Boats

Models of ancient wooden boats have been found in tombs across the Mediterranean, from Greece to Egypt, though these were likely used as ceremonial offerings rather than as toys. Some of the earliest model boats in America were re-creations of Noah’s ark, with small biblical characters and animals carved from wood, similar to nativity crèches. Realistic replicas of wooden sail boats, sometimes referred to as “pond yachts,” were popularized...Continue Reading