Rare CAT (Civil Air Transport) Airlines 50 Year Calendar Brass Paperweight Circa 1966
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Rare CAT (Civil Air Transport) Airlines 50 Year Calendar Brass Paperweight Circa 1966

Code: z99airmh90000cat


SOLD!!! No Longer Available!

Product Description

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WE ARE OUT OF THE OFFICE WITH NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES!!!... We are now OUT OF THE OFFICE for about THREE WEEKS, Leaving Saturday September 4th, On The Road WITH LITTLE OR NO SHIPPING CAPABILITIES until our Return to the Office From our Travels to the ASMIC National & MAX Shows on Monday September 27th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts to add to your collection here, and Please Note that we will be OUT OF THE OFFICE, from Saturday 9/4/21 through Sunday 9/26/21, and We will be UNABLE TO SHIP, until our return the Office on Monday 9/27/21, at which time we will resume NORMAL SHIPPING CAPABILITIES. But, during our time away, we will be happy to accept any orders and get the ordered artifacts marked as SOLD right away.
Thank you, Ron & Kana


ARTIFACT: This is a rare fifty year calendar paperweight made of brass for CAT (Civil Air Transport). CAT was a Chinese airline established in 1946 by famed General and leader of the American Volunteer Group, Clare Chennault, along with Whiting Willauer. The company's airplanes, many of them piloted by former Flying Tigers, first flew humanitarian airlifts and then became integral in Chiang Kai-Shek's efforts against the Communists in China, eventually evacuating Chinese citizens to Taiwan after the fall of his government. In 1950 the CIA acquired CAT and used the airline for secret missions to China even though on the surface it appeared to be solely a civilian airline. The day of the week for dates in each year from 1966-2015 is arrived at by spinning the dial to align any year and month at top. The paperweight has been decorated to achieve a striking Oriental tone.

VINTAGE: Circa 1966.

SIZE: Paperweight has 9/16" height and 2-3/16" diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Brass with painted details and felted base.

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: Label in box: GEORGE AND SIDNEY BRASS WORKS 170.1 CHUNG SHAN NORTH RD., SEC. 2 TAIPEI, TAIWAN TEL. 46800.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an civil aviation collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX06 L/SABEX7/10

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): Paperweight has light wear and a nice luster with some small spots of wear along edge of base.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.