Lot 151 (Toys & Collectors' Models, 8th February 2014)
Sold for £7,000
An extensive 1/10th scale model of a complete steam fair, of freelance design and constructed manly from wood, hand painted and finished to a very high standard, the steam fair comprises of an electrically powered Gallopers, which features 30 galloping horses and 2 additional suspended hanging chairs, with central organ, and made to look steam engine to central column, it is detailed and brightly painted and has been stored well for a number of years, in addition the fair comprises of a high flyers swinging boat set, 7 additional side stalls, including rock and coconut shy examples, 2 travelling caravans, 1 steam lorry, 2 showman's engine, and storage caravans to complement. The model was constructed by Joe Ephgrave of Great Yarmouth, and was exhibited at many shows and exhibitions in the area, Joe was famous for his ability to paint and in particular the ability to paint fairground attractions and circus related items including gallopers sets etc. His claim to fame was when he was authorised to paint the drum as seen on The Beatles' album Sgt Pepper, which can be seen centre shot. The model is sold with a quantity of fitted storage containers and the surrounding display boards, further photos are available on request.
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