Uss Arizona - Franklin Mint ship model

Posting ID : B1009885110
Date Posted : 2012-09-11
Category : Collectibles By Owner

This is a USS Arizona ship model in like new condition, number 22 of 1177 made by the Franklin Mint. Included are the collector portfolio binder, a display poster, a Bradford Exchange collector's plate, an after market acryllic case, and a Ship's Data booklet for the Arizona published by Leeward Publishing.

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This ship has become difficult to find. Original list price was $1250; I am offering this one for $950 with all the extras. Pick up only.

NUMBER 022 OUT OF 1,177!
Comes with a black book binder enclosing the Certificate of Authenticity (numbered and signed by the Chairman of Franklin Mint) and a historical booklet (contains historical infomation on the USS Arizona as well as the four survivors that signed the plaque)
Signed by:
Milton Hurst - Aviation Machinist's Mate, Battle Station: V division
Glenn H. Lane - Radioman, Battle Station: V division
Russell J. McCurdy - Private USMC, Battle Station: Gun Director-Broadside
Donald G. Stratton - Gunner's Mate 2nd Class, Battle Station: Portside 5-inch Guns
* A replica of the battleship immortalized by the phrase, "remeber Pearl Harbor!"
* Painstakingly crafted of real wood in dramatic 1:350 scale.
* Based upon actual military photographs of the Arizona.
* Complete with a custom-designed collector portfolio.
* A hand-signed nameplate is affixed to the polished hardwood base (Signed by 4 survivors!)
* Edition limited to only 1,177 models total wordlwide!
* Own a peice of American History!
Historical Note: Her destruction became a rallying cry for the United States in World War II. This wooden model -- handcrafted as a memorial to the crew of the U.S.S. Arizona -- comes with an emotionally charged nameplate personally hand-signed by four of the survivors...affixed to the custom-designed, polished hardwood base. The ship itself is re-created to perfection, based upon actual military photographs of the Arizona. Details include: pivoting gun turrets, seaplanes and catapults, lifeboats and rafts...exactly as it was on the infamous morning of December 7, 1941. Includes a collector portfolio containing a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, event summary and survivor biographies. In tribute to the crew members who made the ultimate sacrifice, only 1,177 models will be made
Size: Approximately: 24" long, 6" wide, 9 1/2" high.

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