Hi everyone, thanks for the add. I read and understand the discussion in the New Member forum about the scarcity of truly rare and valuable models, the distinction between kits and scratch models, and the notion that old does not automatically mean valuable. What I am in need of identifying I don't believe has value but I at least want to try to get some informed opinions about what it is. Please excuse my lack of proper maritime language; I am researching this for a client. My questions about the model I have posted here are:
1. Is this a galleon ship?
2. Do the crests on the sails represent a particular group or country?
3. Is this a folk art piece? It appears clunky and out of proportion, is lacking in detail and precision and the paint job is erratic.
4. Any guess as to age of this model?
5. Finally, I'm going to throw in just one other photo of a clipper ship (is that what it is?). Is this a recognizable ship to anyone?
I apologize for the lousy photos. They are all I have. I appreciate any and all feedback and information you may have and thank you in advance for taking the time to respond.