I am selling some more of my prize compacts...This compact is seldom seen.
Made by Weidlich Brothers .... accepting Best Offer...It has one issue that has been noted at the bottom of ad.
Offering a extremely Scarce Weidlich Bros. # 659. Antique metal Airplane Compact Beauty Box.
A figural compact piece from the 1920's.
Exceptional ladies novelty dresser vanity item.
The airplane has the pilot sitting up top. The hinged wings open to four makeup wells for powder, rouge, 2 lipsticks .
This is a very heavy compact weighing 1.3 oz on my postage scale.
Measures : 6 inches from nose to tail and the wing span is 4.5 inches. Stands 1.5 inches high.
Well made and quite a unique display piece! Speaks of an era of experimental flight and innovation. CONDITION: VERY GOOD.... HINGE WORKS PERFECTLY SHOWS WEAR ON THE METAL...looks old - looks fantastic. IF YOU TURN IT OVER YOU CAN SOME LINES ON THE BOTTOM IN THE METAL...NOT CRACKS. See picture #8
**I note the tail on the left was broken and repaired. I took it to a jeweler and got an estimate of $48.00 to have
it sent out for repair....It was there for four months and I called many times about the compact. Well it finally was
returned in the same state....I was told the repair man had a Heart Problem and went in for Surgery and would
not be back to work in any time soon. So it never got worked on. I live in a very rural area and there is just
no one here in the area...I am worried to send it to just anyone I don't know at this time. So I am listing it again
at this reduced price with a best offer.
These old compacts of this maker are highly collectable...some of them
have sold with broken parts in the thousands. I have seen this model
sell on-line years ago with its propeller in pieces.
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ULTRA RARE Weidlich Bros Airplane Compact 1920's Antique Collector's Book Item