Prix régulier 25,00 € TTC 6%
Plate No. GA9081, Limited edition, Fine porcelain, Made in Portugal
|Date of production
|Size||20.68 x 2.97 cm|
||The Franklin Mint|
Today, we offer for sale this magnificent limited edition decorative plate made in fine porcelain, entitled Pride of the R.A.F. This item was previously owned by an ex - airline pilot who used to live nearby the Florennes Air Base ( Base aérienne Jean Offenberg, Namur, Belgium ).
Although it has been made in Portugal, this decorative plate has been produced by The Franklin Mint, a former private mint founded by Joseph Segel ( 1931 - 2019 ) in 1964, in Wawa ( Pennsylvania, United States ). It is currently owned by Retail Ecommerce Ventures ( REV ). The Franklin Mint sells coins, medals, jewelry, die - cast vehicles, dolls, sculpture and other collectibles.
The subject, a work of John Young ( 1930 - 2015 ), depicts a Hawker Hurricane Mark I of No. 303 " Polish " Squadron, R.A.F., flying over London during the Battle of Britain. Led by a British Commanding Officer ( C.O. ) - whom was seconded by his two Flight Commanders ( a Canadian and a British ) - the " Three - O - Three " was essentially composed of Polish pilots and a number of Polish ground crews. Formed in July 1940 in Blackpool ( Lancashire, England ), the Squadron was stationed at R.A.F. Northolt ( Greater London, England ) on August 2nd, and became operational on August 31st. At the end of the Battle of Britain, the " Three - O - Three " was rated the highest scoring fighter unit of the entire R.A.F. Fighter Command.
In the background, you can see some of London's famous buildings and " monuments ", such as Westminster Abbey, the Palace of Westminster, the Clock Tower ( renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 ), Westminster Bridge and the River Thames.
This kind of collectible item is highly cherished by the surviving R.A.F. veterans ( Second World War ) and some enthusiasts as well. In other words, don't miss it !!!
( sources : Wikipedia, www.bbm.org.uk )
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