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Q: Toy Viking Lead Battle Ships ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Toy Viking Lead Battle Ships
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: juneau-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 01 Sep 2003 06:58 PDT
Expires: 01 Oct 2003 06:58 PDT
Question ID: 251021
My Father has a collection of model boats fron his child hood little
is known about where they came from they are about 3" long and made of
lead he did recieve them in Germany and used them in his child hood
other information is that they are Viking Fleet of ships or Viking
Model ships and one is Hitlers Douchland Battle ship any info on these
or where I can get more.

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 01 Sep 2003 07:39 PDT
Hello Juneau,
It is likely that the manufacturer would be out of business or no
longer producing lead ships by this time. If this is the case, I know
of makers of pewter or metal 1/2000 and 1/2400 scale ships. Will you
be interested in this answer instead?
(BTW, You seem to be using the name of the cruiser where the Sullivans
brothers were lost in World War 2)

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 01 Sep 2003 07:59 PDT
Sorry, the model scales should read "1/1200 and 1/2400".

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 01 Sep 2003 15:51 PDT
Dear juneau,

Unfortunately, I can't provide a satisfying answer to your question.
But for you and my colleagues, I would like to leave the following

- The manufacturer of the model ships was actually "Wiking", not

- Wiking made those model ships from 1931 to 1945. They are in high
demand among German toy collectors today.

- Though they don't make model ships anymore, the company is still
existing today, famous for their high-quality miniature cars for model

Wiking-Modellbau GmbH & Co. KG
Schlittenbacher Str. 60
58511 Lüdenscheid
Phone: +49 (0) 23 51 - 876 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 23 51 - 876 - 166

- As search terms for additional research, I recommend "Wiking",
"Modellschiffe", "Schiffsmodelle".

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by techtor-ga on 02 Sep 2003 00:15 PDT
Greetings Juneau,
I believe Scriptor got the right information for you. Would you like
to accept the information he gave as an answer?

Clarification of Question by juneau-ga on 06 Sep 2003 04:30 PDT
Scripture I think that gives me some information for these ships. yes
they are a German fleet and My father was born in 1929 and did receive
them during the time that Wiking was making toys (you know how us
americans get confused with the German W and V ) will clarify with
him. Is there any worth to these ships considering they remained with
him during WWII as ther is little that remains in the family during
this time. And How would I find out more about collectors intrested in
this collection. Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 06 Sep 2003 14:49 PDT
Dear juneau,

If I understand correctly, you would like to know about the ships'
possible collectors values and where to find persons who might be
interested in buying them?


Clarification of Question by juneau-ga on 13 Sep 2003 06:19 PDT
I went back to my father to record all information that is listed on
these lead ships. as follows

1. Zerstorer ( destroyer) 1,-German made 
    on each side has a number 68
2. W German Admiral Graf speed
   M made     "     Scheer 2
   ( they had 2 Identical Ships)
3. Wiking Modell Grille Made in Germany
   Hitlers Yacht  1,50
4. Pantasone Class Made in Germany
   (some kind of Destroyer)
5. DRGM Deutschland    2-.
   Wiking Modell
6. German K    1,50
   can not make out more letters K could stand for KREUZER

This is all identifacation on these ships)
Yes I would like more info. if possible or where to find out about

Thanks so much for you help Juneau

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 15 Sep 2003 09:04 PDT
Very well. I will do my best and see what I can find.

Best regards,

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 15 Sep 2003 13:17 PDT
Dear juneau,

In the past days, I have desperately tried to find out reliable
information on the current collectors' values of Wiking miniature
ships, both online and in libraries. Unfortunately, the results of my
research are not satisfying at all; so I will not post an answer that
you would have to pay for.

However, here is something that might prove useful - contact
information for a German expert collector of Wiking ships, Mathias
Lüdicke. He has a website devoted entirely to the Wiking ship models.
I am sure that Herr Lüdicke can far better than I answer your
questions concerning the ships' values and contact to collectors who
might be interested in buying your ships. Don't hesitate to write him
in English, since the overwhelming majority of Germans can read and
write English:


Best regards,
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