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USS Louisiana Battleship BB-19 seen in the 1910's. During the war, Louisiana was assigned as a gunnery and engineering training ship, cruising off the middle Atlantic coast until 25 September 1918. At that time she became one of the escorts for a convoy to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Beginning on 24 December, she saw duty as a troop transport, making four voyages to Brest, France to carry troops back to the United States.

*HEAVILY ARMORED GUNBOAT ~ "Andre the Giant" is in a keystone in the collection, a masterpiece by M rkllin. What makes it exceptional is that is such an early + pristine example of its kind. The delicacy of its styling, hand-painteing + detailing would soon give way to the Weissenberg-type ship that lent itself to easier mass-production. But it was toys like this that gave M rklin its worldwide reputation at the best. Est. $150-250,000