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Old 08-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Vintage Aérospatiale Alouette III Helicopter Desk Model and I am trying to figure out who the maker is. It looks like it could be a vintage Piazzai model to me. I am trying to sell it and I have had several people ask who the maker is. Any ideas?

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Old 08-20-2010, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could it be a Topping model?
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I just got an email from a fellow collector and he said it was made by a French Company called M2E (La Maquette d'Etude et d'Exposition à Aubervilliers). I have never heard of this company.
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I have never heard of this company either???? Interesting.
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That is a lovely model and I would imagine quite rare now. The company known as La Maquette d'Etude et d'Exposition à Aubervilliers seems to have been a nominated model maker to the French aerospace companies some years ago. I have a 1/50 Finnair Caravelle 10B made by them and I used to have a 1/100 Caravelle in Sabena delivery colours. In the huge sized book on the Caravelle by John Wegg there is a pic of a 1/50 Finnair 10B model being presented to a senior official from Finnair. I have seen, but don't own, a 1/100 Dassault Mercure which was made by them. Some images of their models here.

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Old 08-21-2010, 07:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Actually this company is quite famous !
I had a very nice Caravelle from them.
You can find lots of them on the webside shown by Interflug.
Nice model anyway !
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Any idea who made this model?
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Looks like a nice Piazzai model to me, but I'm no expert on heli models.
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Same French company made this one as well. I just listed it on ebay!
Aérospatiale Alouette II Helicopter Desk Model -Topping - eBay (item 120616089214 end time Sep-10-10 22:05:36 PDT)
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