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Cutaway model of a 1962 Vickers VC-10 BOAC jet plane will headline Miller & Miller's Jan. 21 auction

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The online-only auction, starting at 9 am Eastern time, is loaded with 376 lots in a wide array of collecting categories. The Vickers VC-10 should find a landing spot for $6,000-$9,000. Online bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com and the M&M website.

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario - eTradeWire -- A cutaway model of a 1962 Vickers VC-10 BOAC (later renamed British Air) jet plane, one of only two known to exist, made by Walkers Westway in England, is expected to soar to new heights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.'s online-only Advertising & Historic Objects auction planned for Saturday, January 21st, at 9 am Eastern time.

The eclectic sale is filled with 376 lots of advertising signs, banks, breweriana, bicycles, bottles, clocks, coin-ops, fruit jars, general store, historic objects, models, militaria, soda advertising and sports memorabilia. There are several rare and desirable vintage airplane models in the auction (not all are cutaways). The Vickers VC-10 is the expected overall top lot (est. $9,000-$12,000).

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All estimates are in Canadian dollars. All lots are being offered without reserve. Everything will be sold to the highest bidder.

"This is a diverse auction built on highlights from well-established Canadian collections," said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. "After years of enjoyment, these uncirculated rarities will change hands. From general store advertising to fruit jars to cast iron coin banks, this sale will tantalize even the most advanced collectors."

The Vickers VC-10 model is highly sought after by collectors for her beautiful lines and interesting history. The performance of the plane was such that it achieved the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a subsonic jet airliner of 5 hours and 1 minute. The record held for 41 years, until Feb. 2020, when it was broken by a British Airways Boeing 747.

It became a standard airline industry marketing practice to woo customers by showing off cutaway models of their most exciting (and brand new) jets. Only the highest performing travel agencies were given the privilege of being "loaned" these models. The one in the sale was sent to a travel agency in 1963, where it sat nearly forgotten for over 50 years.

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This is an online-only event, but bidders can tune in to the live webcast on auction day to watch lots close in real time. Internet bidding will be through www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com, plus LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. Here is a link to the auction: https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/auctions/4-80OMU1/advertising-historic-objects.

To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the January 21st auction, please visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

Source: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
Filed Under: Hobbies, Auction

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