Some of the ships especially the smaller ones have been nailed down as well. However even models such as Vanguard appear to have a "smudge" or two on deck, possibly nail heads. A couple of the ships have funnels missing, United States and Aquitania. The Lift Bridge sections are missing, as is the lifeboat station etc.
A number of the warships are missing their black plastic masts and are generally tatty and chipped in appearance.
It is already up to the "silly price" range on bids and still a few days to go - however it appears that the seller is now aware of its "rare" value and may withdraw it from sale and start afresh with a more appropriate price!??
As a museum piece in the history of Triang it is I suppose quite rare and should be saved as is, damaged or whatever, and in much better condition could well be worth what some are bidding. I suspect it will end up fetching "really really silly prices".
In my collection I have a Ton class sweeper with two drilled holes, and I also had a drilled breakwater pier. I think now I know from where they came - one of these displays.
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