Lot 226
  • 226

Admiral Peary

1,000 - 1,500 USD
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  • tin, plastic
This unique set of tin toy flats made in Germany commemorates the American exploration of the North Pole by Admiral Robert E. Peary on 6 April 1909. Flats, the earliest tin figures, were crafted by pewtersmiths from metal scraps beginning in Germany in the late eighteenth century. These two-dimensional figures, approximately two inches in scale, were hand-engraved and hand-painted to realistically depict actual historic moments such as the famous Arctic expedition.