Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pond Boats

As long as people have been interested in “big” boats, they’ve been interested in models that depict them. Pond Boats or Pond Yachts as some call them have become extremely popular in home decorating. They have become a decorating accent in coastal and nautical d├ęcor. They ( the rare pond & model yachts built before World War I ) are a highly popular item with antique dealers and auction houses.

But do not despair, the market now produces authentic looking, top quality replications that are affordable. Many people want them for decorating purposes rather than for a collection, so they’re appeased with good reproductions at less expensive prices.

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a very well known Marine Antique shop in Newport Beach. What a treat to see authentic, pre World War I pond boats (typically used as toys) and at a steal. The price tag…..a mere $6,000. (and that was one of the cheap ones!)

 As for me I am looking to buy mine for a mere $150 and use it for decorating not racing, and Queen Elizabeth did not have to play with it as a child so I can spend my savings somewhere else!

Thanks for taking a peek ~
Sharon :0)

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