PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO OFFER. From my own personal collection. This little beauty works perfectly. This boat is from 1910 and has stood the test of time.The wind-up mechanism works 100%. The boat when in motion will bob up and down like it's going over waves. This boat is 100% complete and missing no parts. Everything is 100% completely original with no replacement parts. You do not see this version a lot. This boat originally came with a little flotilla of small gunships that would follow behind the Columbia. I do believe this boat original came with 3 flotilla ships that was anchored by a wire that would be towed behind the Columbia. I do not have the wire apparatus or the other 1 flotilla boats. The little boat is 100% original. It looks like there may have been a set of wheels in the front and back of the little boat (the one with one smoke stack) to stabilize it. The wheels in the center are completely original. It rolls along perfectly and it does not topple over when just standing by itself.
The little boat also has a small brass gun on it.. The 2nd blue little floatilla boat is 100% complete and origional. The 2nd little boat has its mast and steer wheels. The Columbia boat it's not missing anything whatsoever.It has a turret on each side of the boat with two brass guns/cannons sticking out of each of the turrets. The turrets are articulated and can be turned.
I cannot say enough good about this boat. It is an actual piece of history that the Hess Toy Company decided to make into a tin toy. I rarely ever see the Columbia version. The other two versions are more prevalent. It has minimal wear consistent with age and beyond beautiful patina.There is some surface rust but it does not penetrate the body (more so on the side w/ the stationary key). The Columbia is 8 1/4in. With key x 4 1/4in. The little boat is 5 1/2in.
Don't let this beautiful slice of history just sail by. It would be absolutely perfect for any nautical lover, history buff, or tin toy collector.Please check back from time to time as I try to list more items all the time. Please make sure you take the time to read my entire description. Also please make sure you look at the pictures very closely as they are a major part of the description. I believe that is incredibly unfair. I try to put out the best product I possibly can. I try to describe everything as best as I possibly can, research every item to the best of my ability, and take incredibly detailed pictures. Please take time to read everything and do not hesitate to ask me any questions. I make sure to pack all of my items impeccably so they survive the journey to your home.
I do not trust the Postal Service, I trust myself.. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO OFFER. Ago I was 21, I was in a severe car accident. The mind-numbing medical problems have plagued me to this very day... My seatbelt never caught and airbags never deployed, my face went completely into the steering wheel.If you would like to read my full story and see pictures, I have a go fund me page it's under my name Helen Evangeliste or. Me/u/tq9tab you will have to type it in but. That is the direct link... I'm just trying to verify my story and why I have to sell stuff.
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After 10 years of gut-wrenching every day non-stop pain, migraines and seizures, would you not take that risk? If your pain and suffering could be diminished by up to 80%? Been burned by people who abuse the return system. So if you have any questions about anything please do not hesitate to ask. I try to describe everything to the best of my ability.I do not claim to be an expert on anything. I have been burned on the internet before, that is why I try to disclose everything I see. I also try to take extremely detailed pictures. Please take a look at the pictures as they help to describe the item.
Please take a look at my other items/listings. I will be listing a lot of military medals, military items, old tin toys, amazing antiques, and other awesome oddities. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. So some of my items are in Pennsylvania and some are in Tennessee.
But my return address will be the Pennsylvania address. I had a REAL PROBLEM with somebody that could not read a return address that was listed on the box I sent. Please make sure that you read my ENTIRE LISTING. IM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNABLE TO READ MY ENTIRE LISTING AND LOOK AT THE DETAILED PICTURES I PROVIDE THAT ARE APART OF THE DESCRIPTION.The item "Antique 1910 Hess Columbia Dreadnought Gun Boat Tin Toy+2Lil Boats 100%Orig. WRKS" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "geargrinder3021" and is located in Jeannette, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.