In the 1930's many iconic companies such as Star Productions, Triang, Hamleys and Gamages either manufactured or sold pond yachts based on the design of Coastal Steamers of that era.

This steamer was manufactured by a company called Age which it appears was based in a factory in Germany.

Most of their production were sold in the UK by Gamages. Gamages steamers had a "G" logo on the funnel and names such as "Coaster Plymouth" and "Britannia".

This particular coaster has an Age logo on the bridge, "S" on the funnel, and is called North Sea. Other than that she is exactly the same as Gamages boats. Examples are shown on page 107 of "British Toy Boats 1920 onwards" by Roger Gillham.

North Sea benefits from its original colour scheme of black and white with red below the waterline. The name North Sea, in Gothic script, appears on the bows and the stern.

She is in wonderful condition for her age which suggests that is unlikely she has ever been sailed.

She still has her original winches, anchor and most importantly her clockwork motor.

She also has a key which does operate the motor but is home made as is the stand. Neither of them are as old as the ship but are included in the sale if required.

All 1930's Coastal Steamers are very collectable and to find one in such condition is very unusual.  

 

Rare 1930's Age Gamages Coastal Steamer -Sold

SKU: yacht696
  • Length: 46cm (18") Beam: 11.5cm (4.5") Height 37cm(14.5") including stand

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