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wire model of automobile (1) - aluminum wire - Congo DRC

Lot reference 30909333

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Location: The Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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2nd half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Total nr of items: 1
Object: wire model of automobile
Region/ country: Congo DRC
Material: aluminum wire
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 170×240×600 mm
Weight: 1100 g

Wire model of a car, type "Morgan" or "MG". Entirely hand-crafted from aluminum wire, thin copper wire and rubber from reuse. The maker has remained unknown. He worked in what was then Zaïre (now DRC) where he made tin and wire models of cars, airplanes, motorcycles etc. that were sold as children's toys. This very large and complicated model was certainly not a toy. It is a SHOW model to attract customers and clients. I bought it from the maker in Kinshasa, 1983 (Time of Moboutou).
Movable parts are: wheels, bonnet, fan, steering wheel, doors, seats, tailgate with spare wheel.
The model is in good condition, but the rubber of the wheels is partially digested and may have to be replaced.

Pickup in Amstelveen is preferred or shipment as package (registered shipment) with PostNL is also possible.

Reference: 2 photos children's toys, tin and wire model

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Austria $28.59
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Spain $28.59
Sweden $28.59
The Netherlands $9.90
United Kingdom $28.59
Rest of Europe $35.19
Anywhere else $46.19

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