Keystone Passenger Liner Model #216

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Keystone Passenger Liner Model #216
Keystone Passenger Liner Model #216

This is a Passenger Liner that measures 16″ x 4″.  This ship was produced during the war years, first being introduced in 1942. The ship was sold alone as model # 216 or as part of the Convoy Fleet set, model #652, that was also introduced in 1942.  It is named the “Southern Star” with a U.S. Mail designation.  The plane that launches from the ship in also labeled U.S. Mail.  The planes labeled U.S. Mail are one of the hardest parts to find.  As a side note there are planes that were painted yellow and labeled U.S. Navy that are even harder to find.  This ship is a smaller version of the mechanical 24 inch  Ocean Liner “America” that was produced during the same time period .  I have another ship that is smaller yet, at 12 inches, that has the same styling as the “America” and the “Southern Star”.  This smaller one is lacking mechanics or a launching plane and is unnamed.  The two larger ships have a sea green water line and the smallest has a blue water line.

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