"Camillia" is one of a range of yachts made in the 1930's and sold through the famous London store Hamleys. Other yachts in the range were called Britannia, Reliance and Alexandra. She has the wonderful hull shape of that era.
She has a hollow hull with a separate hardwood deck. The black and red paintwork is original but this yacht has been sailed so there are some marks on both sides of the hull and there are some notches on the leading edge of the ballast keel. The rudder and tiller are original.
There is a gold coachline and gold name transfers on the bows.
The deck is in really good condition with all original fittings and cut plank lines. The varnish is also original and has a lovely colour and the original red band around the deck edge.
The sails are in very good condition and have the blue striping indicative of the 1930's. They have no holes or tears but have some waterstains, a couple of ruststains, and some foxing.
The mast and boom are original. The mast is two piece but this may be a repair rather than original. It is likely that the bowsprit has been replaced at some point. All the hooks and bowsies are original. Some of the rigging has been renewed.
Overall the condition of this yacht is very good indeed considering her age and that she has been sailed.
The stand is included in the sale.
This extremely pretty pond yacht is very evocative of the early 20th century era.
1930's Hamleys "Camillia" all original-Sold
Length: 53cm (21") plus bowsprit 64cm overall Beam: 12cm (4.75") overall height 90cms (35.5") including stand