In the 1930's Triang/Lines Bros produced a range of Coastal Steamers. They also sold a range of coasters and tugs made in Germany for AGE (Alexander Greiner England).
The Greiner company was founded in 1855 to make wooden toys. In 1930 they began making cargo boats, tugs and coasters to be sold in the UK by Triang.
Whilst quite similar to Triang they did have a number of differences. The most notable were their names, North Sea, Bournemouth, and Coaster Plymouth. All very english but presented in gothic script. They were intended to be sailed and were fitted with a clockwork motor.
This particular ship is named "King George" and is in good condition for her age.
Her paintwork is black with red below the waterline. There are some paint chips on the ships sides and paint loss on the stern. The side to bottom joint has been repainted. Please look at the photos as they give a good idea of the overall condition.
The mast crane and winches are all present and correct as are the propellor and rudder.
Surprisingly she still has her original lifeboats.
She is fitted with her original clockwork motor which is in working order. The key is a Triang key which has been adapted to fit.
She has some cargo although it appears that the barrels are most likely to be reproduction.
These AGE coasters are becoming very difficult to find and are considered to be very decorative and collectable.
The stand is not as old as the coaster but is included in the sale if required.
Rare 1930's AGE Coaster "King George" all original -Sold
Length: 56cm (22") Beam: 13cm (5") Height 37cm(14.5")