|Bob Wilson||13/02/2020 16:33:36|
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have just found this auction listing, and result. I completed and sold the model in June 1997 as a private commission. It took 103 hours to build, and that included the display case and carrying case. It re-appeared 16 years later in a London auction house in October 2013, and went for £2,400. This is the link with the results -
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Thanks for the link Bob - having travelled on the Windsor , Braemar & Kenya Castles as a youngster found it fascinating. Can see why it took so long to build with the amount of detail you included.
She's a great miniature -obviously built to last as there is very little damage after all those years
Personal favourite was the Braemar - lot smaller but nicer to travel on. Probably not as good looking as the Windsor or Edinburgh however................
|Bob Wilson||14/02/2020 08:26:33|
|1674 forum posts|
i always felt that east coasters, Braemar, Kenya and Rhodesia Castles wre just as good looking as the large ones, main difference was size, as they were about 18,000 tos, whilst the mailships were betwee 27,000 and 38,000. I sailed in Richmond, Transvaal, Windsor, Pretoria, Edinburgh, Pendennis and Good Hope Castles over the years, also Reina del Mar. 103 hours to build Edinburgh Castle was indeed a long time for me, but most model shipbuilders seem to think it was very fast, as most seem to take months or even years to build anything like that. The 103 hours was spread over about a month from start to finish, including the display case and carying case. When it sold at Charles Miller Ltd, afurther 15% bueyers commission was added to the £2,400 hammer price, so they actually had to pay £2,760, and delivery charges on top of that!
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