206-298 Pyro Gertrude L Thebaud Fishing Schooner
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good-
Rare early issue from Pyro, likely from the very late 1950s. The excellent box painting was by Howard E. Arnold. This is a very good model of the famous fishing schooner that was built by Louis G. Thebaud and christened by his wife Gertrude. After being initially defeated by the Bluenose, the Thebaud won the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy in 1930 in a hard-fought contest with her rival. The contest is still disputed to this day. Nicely detailed for that time and measures 20 inches long when built. Features 125 parts, full hull with display stand, deck fittings, rigging material and full rigging instructions. Molded in black and dark wood swirl plastics. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. NOTE: this is a tiny short shot on the port side of the forwards bow. It is easily repairable and measures about 1/8 x 1/16 inches.