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Antique ca. 1928-1931 Gebrüder Bing Tin German #10/341/3 Variation Clockwork Windup Ship Ocean Liner for Sale


Antique ca. 1928-1931 Gebrüder Bing Tin Lithographed German #10/341/3 Variation Clockwork Windup Ship Ocean Liner for Sale

This is a great condition tin lithographed ship with hand painted accents manufactured by Gebrüder Bing of Germany. This particular ship was manufactured from 1928-1931 and we believe it to be a variation of the distinctive copper hulled Series IV model #10/341/3 as found on pg. 79 of The Allure of Toy Ships: American & European nautical toys from the 19th and 20th centuries by Richard T. Claus.

This is a highly detailed rare color variant ocean liner that works strong and smooth when it is wound. It comes with the original key as well as the fragile lifeboats and radio wires and masts. The masts are original and the radio wires are still there. The wires will need to be reattached as they were only draped for the photos.

This piece is in great all original condition with no restorations, repairs, or touch ups that we could detect. The lithos and paint are in great overall condition with the usual patina, scratches, fading, dings, scuffs and chips that are seen with age and display. There is a dime sized chip and dent on of the right side of the hull.

This particular model is a challenging paint coloration to find and comes from a well esteemed collector’s estate. The ship is approximately 10” in length (10 ¾” in length including the rudder). We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.



A brief history of Bing Corp./Gebrüder Bing:


Bing Corp. New York City, New York

Operated between 1924 – 1935

Founded by: John Bing

Bing Corp. was a spin-off of German firm, Gebrüder Bing. The mainly served as jobber for their parent firm with mechanical boats, zeppelins, and steam engines.


Gebrüder Bing Nuremberg, Germany

Operated between 1866 – 1933

Founded by: Brothers Ignatius and Adolph Bing

They specialized in a wide-range of spring-driven toys, cars, buses, boats. Perhaps its biggest coup was a line of trains initiated in 1882. Bing went under during the crash of 1929; Karl Bub acquired the toy trains division and Fleischmann the toy boats.

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