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Very rare and factory manufacturersMetal Desk Model of a de Havilland DH.114 Heron. A small, propeller-driven British airliner that first flew on 10 May 1950. It was a development of the twin-engine de Havilland Dove, with a stretched fuselage and two more engines. It was designed as a rugged, conventional low-wing monoplane with tricycle undercarriage that could be utilised on regional and commuter routes. One hundred and fifty were built, exported to around 30 countries. Measures 6" length by 9" wing span. See image for condition.
Premier modelmakers, such as Pacific Miniatures (PacMin), Wesco, W.J. Hyatt, Topping, Rolen, Precise, Air Jet Advance, Raise Up, Osgaard, Fermo, Verkuyl, Allyn, Peter Nelson, Walkers Westway, Nucci, Mecater, and Atlantic Models were in great demand. These travel agency or factory type models would be used on a ticket counter or corporate office. The early ones were made of metal by such companies as the Lockheed and Douglas Factory Model Shop, Nucci, and others.